Friday, September 20, 2013

Avocado and Cilantro Hummus

Avocados are available year round in Santa Barbara, but the typical "avocado season" begins in March and ends in early to mid-September.  If you have an avocado tree, you are probably overwhelmed by the number of avocados dropping in September and don't know what to do with them all. Here's an idea...make some avocado hummus! You can whip it up in large batches and it lasts for a pretty long time in your refrigerator. Not to mention, it's delicious. 


1 to 2 ripe avocados
16 oz can of chickpeas
2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon lime juice
1 1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more!)

1. Put all ingredients into your food processor.
2. Chop until all ingredients are combined and it's as smooth as you want. 
3. Serve with your choice of chips or slap it on a sandwich!