One of my favorite snacks to have on hand is hummus, so I thought I would put my own superfood twist on a classic in this Clean Green Avocado Hummus recipe! It’s easy to whip up and is bursting with fresh flavors. Paired with these simple homemade pita chips, it’s a snack that you won’t be able to resist!
Want to know a random fact about my husband and I? I knew you would. After I plan the meals we will have for the week, I’ll hit up the grocery store over the weekend to stock up on the essentials. I usually stick to the perimeter of the store, which means I bypass the majority of prepackaged and processed goods. After I come home and unload the groceries, my husband will announce he’s going to go to the store.
And what does he come home with?! Bags of boxes of all kinds – cereals, crackers, dips, you name it. Now, I’m not against all things that come in a package if they have wholesome ingredients (which is why it’s important to read the labels). The main reason I don’t buy these things is because I know my husband will consume them in one sitting! The man has an appetite, I’ll tell ya.
Every time he does his version of “grocery shopping”, it’s almost always guaranteed that he will bring home pita chips and hummus. Now this is a snack that I’ll sneak a bite or two of – so good!
If you’ve been around this space for a while, you know that I love to find new and creative ways to pack superfoods into every day foods and give them an even healthier makeover. And it’s no secret, I love my greens!
Which is why I thought I would give this favorite snack of ours a healthier twist by adding avocado, spinach and fresh herbs to the mix to amp up the nutritional value and flavor. And since we’re going all out on the hummus, why not throw in some homemade pita chips while we’re at it?
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If you have picky eaters at home, this Clean Green Avocado Hummus is a great way to sneak in some extra veggies and nutrients without them knowing. Trust me, one scoop of this homemade hummus and they will be begging for more!
Did you know that avocadoes have more potassium than a banana? The addition of this superstar ingredient not only provides the benefit of healthy blood pressure levels thanks to the potassium, but it also provides a healthy dose of good-for-you fats to promote heart and brain health. The nutritional boost from the spinach includes a variety of antioxidants to keep your immune system strong and bones healthy.
One of my favorite ways to add a big punch of flavor to a dish is with fresh herbs. This clean green avocado hummus is packed with parsley and basil, classic Italian herbs to give a modern twist to this recipe.
In our house, hummus is a must-have staple in our kitchen because it is so versatile! You can add it to a salad for a little extra protein and fiber, a wrap as a healthy spread or keep it simple as a dip with veggie sticks or homemade pita chips.
Whichever way you choose to eat this clean green avocado hummus, rest assured, it will leave you feeling energized, satisfied and ready to tackle the rest of your day!Print
- 1 14.5 oz can chickpeas
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 cup spinach, packed
- 1/4 cup parsley
- 1/4 cup basil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 Tablespoons tahini
- 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons nutritional yeast
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup water
- For the pita chips:
- 4 pita breads
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 1 Tablespoon dried oregano
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut each pita bread round into 8 mini triangles. Place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil; sprinkle with oregano and salt. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until crispy and golden brown.
- Meanwhile, add all of the hummus ingredients to a food processor. Blend on HIGH until smooth and creamy. If the consistency is too thick, add more water.
- To serve, scoop the avocado hummus into a serving bowl and serve with homemade pita chips. Enjoy!
The recipe is part of the Meatless Monday link up hosted by The Fit Foodie Mama and Running on Happy, as well as Meatless Monday hosted by Confessions of a Mother Runner, Tina Muir and A Whisk and Two Wands.