Hummus with avocado

Firstly, I love Arab cuisine. Secondly, I love hummus and I could eat it every day. That’s why my last weekend was dedicated to falafels and hummus. I ate two types of falafels – one, traditional, with chickpeas, and second, less traditional, with broad beans. Both delicious! I also made some hummus with avocado and decided to share this recipe with you.

I’ve posted one recipe for hummus some time ago, but only in Polish version. Hummus is an easy to prepare snack which has its origins in Lebanese cuisine. You can eat it with falafels or pita, you can also use it as a delicious spread. In UK I saw few kinds of hummus, one was with avocado so I thought it would be nice to try it myself. It tastes almost the same as the traditional one, but instead it has this funny greenish color.

Ingredients:

  • 150g chickpeas
  • 1 big, ripe avocado
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • lemon juice from half of a lemon
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • salt, pepper
  • water

Drench chickpeas for about 8h. Next cook it in slightly salty water. Peel the avocado and cut it into few pieces. Chop two garlic cloves. Mix cooked chickpeas, avocado, garlic, lemon juice, tahini and olive oil and mince all the ingredients using blender. Add some water if needed, hummus shouldn’t be too dry. Add cumin, salt and pepper to taste.

Before serving you can decorate hummus with ground sweet red pepper or with olive oil.

 

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