An all-green version of a classic hummus, this avocado & spinach hummus is extra creamy and addictive! If you’ve still not gotten onto the superfood bandwagon, chickpeas are definitely a great start, they’re delicious and packed full of protein. Adding superfoods to your hummus simply bumps it up a notch if you’re looking for something healthy, think of it as a guacamole-hummus concoction! Serve it up with rye breadsticks, wholewheat crackers, pita bread, carrot sticks, anything you want really and it makes a perfect dip. It’s ridiculously easy to make, rich in healthy fats and is basically a bowlful of goodness for you to snack on!
PREPARATION TIME: 5-10 minutes
- 120g chickpeas (half a store-bought can, drained)
- 1/2 a soft, ripe avocado
- Handful of baby spinach leaves
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
- Juice of 1/2 a lime
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 tablespoon tahini* (optional)
- 1-2 tablespoons of water
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- Sea salt, to taste
Note: If you’re not a big fan of tahini, like me, leave it out entirely and it tastes just as great!
Toss all the ingredients for the hummus into a blender and pulse for a few minutes. Adjust the seasoning if required and blend until smooth.
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