Avocado hummus with toasted coriander and avocado oil

Avocado hummus with toasted coriander and avocado oil

Hummus has been a staple of the Middle Eastern diet for centuries, but it’s not until the end of the 1900s that it made its mark in the United States. Today, just about every household in America consumes hummus, whether made at home or store-bought. Of course, it’s no surprise that the famous dip has become so popular: it’s super delicious, incredibly healthy and easy to make.

What I love the most about hummus, aside from its signature flavor, is its texture: so deliciously smooth… And this version of hummus, made with ripe avocados, is the creamiest hummus ever!

As a last touch, the hummus is drizzled with a deliciously fruity avocado oil. So here’s to hummus… in all its forms.


Avocado hummus with toasted coriander and avocado oil

makes 2 cups or serves 4
active time: 15 min

For the coriander

  1. 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

For the hummus

  1. 1 cup cooked chickpeas – drained
  2. 2 tablespoons Tahini
  3. 3 tablespoons lime juice
  4. 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  5. 1 garlic clove – skinned and halved
  6. 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon ground cayenne
  8. 1/4 cup reserved cooking water from the chickpeas or spring water
  9. 2 ripe avocados

For the garnishes

  1. 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  2. avocado oil (or extra virgin olive oil) for drizzling

  1. Step 1: Heat a small heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the coriander seeds and cook until they turn a darker shade and are fragrant — about 2 minutes — shaking the pan continuously and taking care not to burn them. Transfer to a mortar, let cool and then finely grind. Set aside.
  2. Step 2:camera icon To make the hummus – Place all the ingredients, except the avocados, in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth, about 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl once. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pit and spoon the flesh into the food processor. Continue processing until the avocados are well incorporated and the mixture is very smooth, about 30 seconds. Transfer to a serving dish. Drizzle with a little avocado oil and sprinkle with the ground coriander and the cilantro. Serve with warm pitas and/or crudités.
  3. Cook’s note: The hummus can be refrigerated for up to 2 days only, after which the avocados will start to oxidize and turn brown.

Avocados

dip, hummus, avocado

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4 Comments

  • Reply mjskit February 25, 2014 at 10:19 pm

    This is a fusion of hummus and guacamole that I absolutely love!! The avocado oil was a very nice touch! Fabulous use of it in this open-faced sandwich Viviane.

  • Reply Angie (@angiesrecipess) February 20, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    I love to mix beans and avocado when making dips. Yours looks really super with avocado oil.

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