Fluffy, smoothy, creamy, and zesty, Whipped Avocado "Hummus" is a fun twist on a classic favorite.
Avocados, you sly devils. They can spend DAYS lounging firm and unchanged on the countertop with the other members of your bright green posse. Then, in the blink of an eye, you join together and turn smooshy soft with a dark hue. Can anyone else out there relate?
With summer in full swing, our little green friends are ripening faster than we can eat them which means it's time to throw together our favorite fluffy dip! Whipped Avocado "Hummus" is the chip-and-dip-lovers dream! It's light, creamy, flavorful and is also perfect spread on sandwiches or dolloped on top of pasta. There's no wrong way to love it. Did we mention it's also ready in just 5 minutes?
WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE
This recipe comes together with just a handful of everyday ingredients.
The obvious stars of the show. Ripe avocados are preferred as they will blend best and make the creamiest dip.
Beans add that classic "hummus" texture and add fiber and protein to our dip. If you don't have chickpeas on hand, Northern White Beans, Cannellini, or Navy Beans will also work.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
In our opinion, olive oil is an essential ingredient in any good dip. It adds flavor, creaminess, and protective phytochemicals. Don't have EVOO on hand? Avocado oil is a great swap.
Acidity adds a tasty pop to the dip. We've made this with bowl fresh lemon juice and lime and honestly can't pick a favorite. We typically use whichever we have on hand!
Where garlic goes, we follow. We love bold, garlicky dips but for a milder taste you can swap with garlic powder. We recommend using ½ tsp garlic powder in place of the garlic clove in this recipe.
Salt & Pepper
A touch of salt and pepper is all you need to make this dip shine. We happen to LOVE pepper and add freshly cracker pepper on top of our dip just prior to serving. If watching your sodium you can omit added salt altogether and add an extra squeeze of citrus!
While not necessary, a splash or two of water helps thin our dip and make it fluffy. We like to add a tsp at a time until we reached our desired consistency.
Whipped Avocado "Hummus"
- 2 ripe avocados
- 15 oz. can of garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ⅓ cup lemon juice (lime juice also works well)
- 1 clove garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- water as needed to thin
- Rinse and drain beans.
- Peel and pit avocados.
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until you reach desired consistency.
- Garnish with extra beans and freshly cracked pepper or minced garlic.