There are so many benefits to avocados. A nutritional powerhouse, avocado has the good, healthy fats your body needs. You will love this twist on traditional hummus. It is the perfect mix between hummus and guacamole. Our favorite way to serve it is with Harissa Pita Chips, but you can also try it with tortilla chips, on a sandwich, with crackers or even potato chips. We’ve included a recipe for Harissa Pita Chips because they really do compliment this avocado hummus so well. This is one of the funnest ways to use an avocado in a recipe if you as me! It is one of the best avocado recipes out there, and so unexpected!


Ingredients for the Avocado Hummus

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1/2 cup lightly packed parsley- chopped

  • 1/2 cup lightly packed cilantro leaves - chopped

  • 1 cup of canned chickpeas, drained

  • 1 avocado, pitted and halved

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice

  • 2- 3 T O’Live A Little’s Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 1T O’Live A Little’s Toasted Sesame Oil

 Method of Prep for the Avocado Hummus

  1. Hand chop parsley and cilantro

  2. To a bowl of a food processor add the garlic cloves and process till minced

  3. Add chopped parsley and cilantro, chickpeas, avocado, lemon and lime juice, lemon olive oil and salt

  4. Process till smooth. The mixture should not be dry. Add more lemon/lime juice if necessary until the mixture is smooth and soft, but should not be pour-able

  5. Taste and add more salt if necessary

  6. Scoop into bowl and drizzle with toasted sesame oil and garnish with a bit of chopped parsley/cilantro/green onion. Serve with Harissa Pita Chips

Ingredients For The Pita Chips

  • 12” round pocket bread (pita), or 2-3 smaller in size. You can usually find large pita rounds at any Middle Eastern store

  • ¼ Cup O’Live A Little’s Lemon Olive Oil

  • Harissa

Method of Prep for the Harissa Pita Chips

  1. Open the pita loaf and break into two, so you have two thin rounds (each side of the loaf)

  2. Brush in the insides of each round with lime olive oil and sprinkle with chili powder

  3. Place close to the heating element, oiled side up, under the pre-heated broiler till lightly golden and crisp (make sure to watch carefully as they can burn easily)

  4. Once cool, break into pieces and serve with Avocado Hummus

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