Green Avocado Hummus

"This is a delicious and unusual hummus recipe that comes courtesy of Linda McCartney (with a few changes). She notes that adding a few chopped fresh spinach leaves will enhance the green color."
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  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until well mixed and smooth.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper, adding more lemon juice if necessary.
  • Transfer to a storage container, cover, and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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  1. Nif_H
    This is one of the best dips I have ever had. Seriously! I am a huge fan of guacamole and hummus and this was a perfect blend of both. I used 2 small avocados and the juice of 1 whole small lemon. Absolutely delicious! I am taking this to a Thanksgiving dinner tonight for an appetizer, if I don't decide to keep it for myself! I am serving this with whole wheat tortilla chips. Made for my adopted chef for PAC 2011. Thanks flower7! :)
  2. knitnsoap
    Absolutely fabulous! Added a little more lemon to brighten up the flavors. Also a pinch of cumin. Added a handful of fresh spinach together with the other ingredients and it pumped up the green color (and nutrients). The flavor was awesome! Also changed out the sour cream for thick Greek yogurt. (Less fat). Can I give this more than 5 stars?
  3. Maito
    Wow, this was really good! I did follow other reviewers and added a whole lemon, and a pinch of cumin/cayenne/salt. I also used half a tablespoon of the oil and added onion powder, since Trader Joe's guacamole hummus has that in it too. I loved all these flavors together. DH thought we could add even more lemon to it.
  4. picklzon2
    This is also one of the best hummas flavors I have had. I also had to add more olive oil for a smoother finish. But, may go the route as another reviewer and use, 2-small avocados.
  5. Jackie R.
    Incredibly good - the best I've ever tasted! Only added a dash more olive oil for a smoother consistency.


  1. jessi_mcg
    This is a really tasty hummus, and it was very well received by 2 yo DS! My tahini was looking a little funky so I skipped that, and I used drained plain yogurt instead of sour cream. Otherwise I made as written. Like other reviewers, I felt the final product needed a bit more zip as the avocado really makes the dip creamy and smooth instead of tangy like many hummus recipes. I added extra lemon juice, garlic powder, lots of salt, and a pinch of cayenne and was more satisfied. Thanks for posting! Made for Went to Market Tag.
    Fusion rules in this recipe! Hip,hip, hooray! I subbed drained plain yogurt for the sour cream only because I had some available and added just a few baby spinach leaves to enhance the greeness. Good stuff!



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