If you like avocado come to South Africa! This country seems to have avocado this and avocado that in every which way you look. Not that I mind as I love avocado, or avo as the locals call it.
My dream is actually to own my own avo plant. I am going through the process of trying to grow one at the moment even! Though it is a very difficult process. You have to get the pit (seed) from your avocado, insert four toothpicks around the pit and emerge half of the pit in a glass of water (ensuring that the point of the pit is facing upwards). You then have to wait a few days for the skin of the pit to fall off and wait up to three weeks until you (MAYBE) see roots sprout from the bottom of the pit. That is when you finally plant your avocado seed to EVENTUALLY (it takes up to 7 years) get your own fruit. Such a long process, eh? And you never know if your pit is good enough until you see roots coming out. Ugh.
Anyway, with avocado being a big thing in this country, I too like to do things with this fruit. So earlier this week I made an avocado hummus! Mmmm mmmmmm!
- ¾ cup of can (410g) chickpeas, drained
- ½ large avocado, cubed
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1 Tablespoon tahini
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1 teaspoon paprika powder
In a food processor combine all ingredients except paprika powder and blend until smooth.
Place green avocado hummus in a bowl and sprinkle paprika powder on top.
Eat with chips, on bread, in a pita, or with fresh vegetables. I had mine with mini carrots!
It was absolutely wonderful. I ate it so quickly that I could only offer a little to my mom to try. And I got lucky as she wasn’t too keen on it! Instead I just finished the entire Tupperware container myself. Excluding the one bite mom had of it.
The thing about my Avocado Hummus is that there were some chickpea chunks, but I love chickpeas so it didn’t matter much, However if you like your hummus smooth like creamy mashed potatoes then by all means blend until fully smooth and lacking any graininess!
This was a great snack for when you were craving something and would usually eat something unhealthy!
I hope you all enjoy this hummus as much as I did!