5 from 1 vote

Healthy Avocado Hummus

Smooth and creamy hummus loaded with avocado, herbs (cilantro), garlic, and lemon. This HEALTHY and TASTY appetizer is packed full of nutrition and healthy fats. It makes a delicious dip served with a side of veggies, thin pretzels or pita chips. 

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword avocado, cilantro, garlic, healthy, hummus
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 147 kcal


  • 1 15-ounce can chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed
  • 1 ripe medium-large avocado or 2 mini avocados
  • ¼ cup cilantro, leaves and stems optional
  • 3 Tablespoons Greek yogurt or Tahini, or sour-cream
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice or lime
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • dash freshly ground pepper


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine all the ingredients and process for 1 minute. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl, and process until thick and smooth; 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. If hummus is too thick, slowly add in 1-2 tablespoons of water until you reach the perfect desired consistency. Taste for salt and adjust as needed.
  3. Serve hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and dash of red pepper flakes or paprika. Serve with pita chips, thin pretzels or veggies. 

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

To Store: Transfer leftover hummus to an airtight container, drizzled with olive oil, and refrigerate up to one week.

To make the hummus spicy: Add one jalapeno to the mixture before processing, seeded or de-seeded depending on how spicy you want the hummus!

To cook your own chickpeas: Add 1 cup of dried chickpeas and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda to a medium pot of boiling water and cook over medium heat for 1 to 1.5 hours or until mushy. Cool and drain before using. 

Additional options: Replace cilantro with parsley or arugula. 

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Avocado Hummus
Amount Per Serving (1 serving (about 1/4th the recipe))
Calories 147 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 295mg 12%
Potassium 243mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.8%
Vitamin C 9.7%
Calcium 0.9%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.