Friday, July 15, 2016

Chef Tina Makes Advocado Hummus

Time sure flies when you're having fun in the Yankee-Belle Cafe! This is my last Chef in Residence post. Missy Tippens will be back next Friday! Thanks, ladies for having me.

This week I'm making avocado hummus from a Cooking Classy recipe shared by my daughter. My only variance is that I omitted tahini, and it's still delicious. Topping it off with EVOO is yummy!  I am the only one in my house who eats this stuff, so it's all mine and I love hummus with pita chips or celery sticks.

Tahini is a Middle Eastern paste or sauce made from ground hulled sesame seeds.

You may use your food processor for this. I use my Ninja! 

Avocado Hummus


1 (15 oz) can chickpeas/garbanzo beans, well drained
2 medium ripe avocados, cored and peeled (13 oz before cored and peeled)
3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
1 1/2 Tbsp tahini
3 Tbsp fresh lime juice (be generous-one lime is enough)
1 clove garlic, peeled (one clove is perfect)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 tsp cumin (Do not omit)
1 - 2 Tbsp finely chopped cilantro leaves, for topping (optional)
Red pepper flakes, for topping (yum!)


Pulse chickpeas, olive oil, tahini, lime juice, and garlic in a food processor until smooth, about 2 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste (I did a scant 1/2 tsp salt and about 1/8 tsp pepper), add cumin and avocados and pulse mixture until smooth and creamy, about 1 - 2 minutes longer.

Serve topped with more olive oil if desired and sprinkle with cilantro and red pepper flakes. Serve with pita chips or tortilla chips.

Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Delicious. This is a great party dip too. Prepare the night before. Let it chill and take it to a party at work or elsewhere. 

Hummus fans seem to be pretty black and white. Either you like it or you do not. How about you??

Tina Radcliffe is a two-time Golden Heart finalist, a two-time Carol Award finalist and a 2014 Carol Award winner. Her 2015 release, Safe in the Fireman's Arms, is a Holt Medallion finalist and a Bookseller's Best Award finalist. She is a hummus lover who currently resides in Arizona.

Her current release, Rocky Mountain Reunion is available. And you can preorder her next release, Rocky Mountain Cowboy.


  1. Ohhhh, YUMMMY. We love all of these ingredients and we're definitely going to try this!

    And look at that bio! Holy smokes... that's a nice list of awards.

  2. I love hummus... roasted red pepper hummus is my fave. I'm not an avocado fan, but that's just me, half the family loves it as guac dip or sliced and I'm always amazed by that... but Tina, this looks like a great party dip.

    Right beside my rye boat with beau monde dip... And now I'm hungry, too!

    A feast of appetizers, perfect!!!!

  3. And I love my Ninja, too... Tina posted a great sale on the Zon last year and I bought one... they're amazing.

    1. Makes a nice iced coffee that little Ninja!

  4. I ate the whole thing myself! It's delicious!

  5. It looks delicious. I'd love to make this. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Ohhhh, I love hummus but never thought to mix avocado in. Yum. I use mine as a veggie dip. Live on hummus and veggies in the summer.

  7. I've been looking for a good hummus recipe, and this looks fabulous! The addition of the avocado must make it super creamy.

    I'm making this next week! And yes, I'll get to eat it all myself. :)

    1. And thank you for filling in for Missy this summer! We'll have to have you back for an occasional guest post!

  8. So sad to say goodbye - but what a sendoff!

    We love hummus here. My daughter makes it frequently, but I don't remember her making it with avocado. Yum.

    My hips don't thank you, but my taste buds do!!!

  9. Hey, I'm game! I love hummus and I love avocado. Just never thought of combining them. The texture must be very ... buttery. Mmm.

    Thanks, Tina (and daughter)!

    Nancy C

  10. Love hummus! Never tried it with avocado, but it sounds delicious! Thanks, Tina!

  11. Hi Tina! Or should I say Miss Yankee Belle Cafe Chef? I used to not like hummus, but then my mom came to visit two years ago and she had bought some. Well, she converted!! I like to get sea salted pita chips(Stacy's) with roasted pine-nut hummus or traditional plain. I've also tried Open Nature white bean hummus (even better!). I'm the only one that eats it, so I buy a smaller container. Never tried making it myself because I'd probably end up making too much for just me to eat!

    Yes, I agree, you made me hungry :-) Guess I'm putting hummus and pita chips on my grocery list this week! Thanks for sharing your recipe, worth a print out indeed :-)

  12. I've never made hummus before, but I've had it with just the chickpeas, just so-so for me. I think the avocado would make all the difference, so I'm going to try this.

    I love that little Ninja. I have a big one, but it's just too big and bulky. This one looks like the perfect size. Do you know I still have one appliance I received when I got married 42 yrs ago? It's a small Oster processer that I still use every week. How many people have small appliances that last that long? I want the Ninja, but I feel kind of disloyal to my Oster considering bringing in a newer model, lol.

    Btw: I ordered that Komachi sandwich knife. By next week I'll be checking it out on a BLT with a tomato from our garden.

    1. Oooh! Appliance Girl!! Let me know how you looove your knife!

  13. Were are hummus sisters,Laura❤️❤️