Today, I am so excited and honored to have my daughter, Alexandra posting.  She is the reason Family Foodie was born and continues to  inspire me every day.  It is so wonderful to have her home from college and working with me this summer.  Alexandra is a total hummus addict, we test more hummus recipes than you could imagine.  This recipe for Avocado Hummus is just amazing and our entire family is now in love with it.  Sometimes on a Friday night, it is just fun to hang out with the family and  have an appetizer for #WeekdaySupper. 

Something that everyone should know about me is that I am a HUGE fan of hummus. Anytime I go to the store, I have to pick some up. I love to dip anything like fresh vegetables, pitas, tortilla chips or pretzel crisps in it, but it’s also really good on sandwiches. To me, hummus is the perfect healthy snack for in between classes, to satisfy a late night craving or a comfort food when I need it. No matter what time of day, I can always find a way to incorporate it into my meal.

I have always been a big fan, but my true hummus obsession began my freshman year of college. On campus, they sell little cups of hummus with pretzel crisps at the markets, and my roommate and I would always keep some in our mini fridge. Some of the girls in my hall would come sit on the floor of my dorm, while we snacked on chips and hummus and made plans for later. Thankfully, the market was open until 3 AM, so I could run over and grab some whenever it was necessary. It’s funny how something as ridiculous as hummus can bring back such fond memories.

The other day I was on Instagram and I saw a friend had posted a picture of homemade avocado hummus, and it looked amazing. I mean, come on, we’re combining two of my favorite foods together, hummus AND avocados. I couldn’t resist! So basically, my Friday night dinner consisted of carrots, broccoli and hummus, and let me tell you it was the perfect meal.

Avocado Hummus

Avocado Hummus

Number of servings: 6-8

Per Serving 426 calories

Fat 13 g

Carbs 60 g

Protein 22 g


Avocado Hummus


  • 2 cans Garbanzo beans
  • 2 large avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Drain and wash Garbanzo beans.
  2. Combine all ingredients into a food processor.
  3. Blend until thoroughly mixed and smooth.
  4. Should be thick and creamy... If too thick add a little water or extra virgin olive oil
  5. Serve with fresh vegetables or chips

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{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Helene D'souza May 17, 2013 at 5:59 am

mhm Avocado hummus, that sounds like a perfect hummus innovation for our tastebuds. My mother in law always says hummus makes her bump grow bigger because it’s so heavy. I feel she is going to enjoy your avocado version Isabel. =)


FamilyFoodie May 17, 2013 at 8:54 am

Let me know how your mother in law likes the Avocado Hummus


Vo May 17, 2013 at 7:37 am

Congratulations Alexandra.
Well done


Nicole May 17, 2013 at 8:32 am

Your hummus looks outstanding Alexandra! And I loved reading about your obsession with it and your stories about dorm life and hummus. I hope we see a lot more from you coming up! :)


Diana @GourmetDrizzles May 17, 2013 at 8:40 am

What a fantastic recipe Alexandra. I’m with you… hummus AND avocado? Pure foodie bliss!


Susan May 17, 2013 at 11:25 am

This looks pretty great Alexandra! Wish I indulged in this instead of the unhealthy snacks while studying during college!


Bea May 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Oh, yes…hummus is THE perfect food! Both my girls love it as well and we have it often for after school snack, part of lunch, etc. – But to mix avocado AND hummus is an absolute genius idea!!! Love it – I will have to make this soon and am certain that it will be an absolute hit!!! Thank you :)


Tammi @ Momma's Meals May 19, 2013 at 10:48 am

This is a MUST try for me!!! I love hummus and my new addiction are avocado’s! What a great idea, great dinner Alexandria!! :)


Running Betty May 21, 2013 at 7:55 am

I am also a hummus addict, but I make small batches because I am the only one in the house who eats it. This looks awesome! Here’s hoping my avocado tree produces this year!


Kat May 21, 2013 at 9:39 am

Whoa stellar idea!


Nancy @ gottagetbaked May 22, 2013 at 12:32 pm

Great post, Alexandra! Making hummus is on my culinary bucket list and the addition of avocado is brilliant! This would make a perfect, healthy and delicious meal.


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