Food and the City: Spicy Avocado Hummus Yum

April 20, 2016

Spicy Avocado Hummus

Hummus has always been one of those things that I've remained to be very picky with. In the past, whenever I would order it off of a menu, it would always be bland and boring and I'd end up binging on something less healthy because I never felt satisfied. Which brings me to the next point that I'd like to make: we should get a refund on calories for the foods that didn't taste as good as we thought they would. How great would life be if this could actually happen? I'd get a big, fat refund check from the calorie gods. 

Because of my hummus pickiness, I've given up ever ordering it at restaurants and now I make it myself at home! I've played around with a ton of different varieties, but today's recipe has now become my absolute favorite.

I'd like to introduce you all to my new secret weapon: GoAvo. GoAvo is an avocado based mayo, that's made from all natural ingredients, with each bottle containing 85% AVOCADO (!!!!). It's vegan friendly, has no artificial preservatives, is non-gmo, and soy free! Basically, it's going to become your new favorite spread.

GoAvo comes in 3 different flavors: Chipotle, Basil, and Original. Today we're going to be using the chipotle variety to create this amazing, spicy, avocado hummus. 

The creamy texture of GoAvo mixed with the consistency of the pureed chickpeas makes for the perrrrfect hummus concoction. Grab some pretzel chips or pita and dip away!

1 (15oz) can of chickpeas, drained 
3 tablespoons GoAvo Chipotle Spread
2 1/2 tablespoons Olive Oil, plus more for serving 
2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cumin
salt & pepper to taste
red pepper flakes for garnish

In a blender or food processor, pulse chickpeas, olive oil, lime juice, and garlic until smooth. Add in your cayenne, cumin, and salt/pepper, then combined for an additional 30 seconds to combined.

Remove from blender to a bowl, and fold in your 3 tablespoons of GoAvo. Make a small outside well, and pour on olive oil. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes and enjoy!

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