Avocado Basil Hummus

By Leslie Blythe  , , , ,   

July 5, 2017

This Avocado Basil Hummus is so absolutely delicious. The avocado and fresh basil really takes your ordinary hummus to a whole new level. Warning - it's addictive!

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Yields: Makes about 2¼ cups


1Process avocado, chickpeas, tahini, lime juice, garlic, salt, pepper, cumin, and basil in a food processor until smooth, about 1 minute. With the motor running, stream in 2 tablespoons oil, then continue to process until hummus is very light and creamy, about 1 minute longer. Taste and season with salt, if needed.

2Transfer hummus to a shallow bowl. Drizzle with more oil.

Do Ahead

1Hummus can be made 4 days ahead. Transfer to an airtight container, cover surface with plastic, and chill.


½ large ripe avocado

15½-ounce can chickpeas, rinsed, drained

⅓ cup tahini, well mixed

¼ cup plus 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 garlic clove, finely grated

¾ teaspoon (or more) kosher salt

freshly ground black pepper

¼ teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup basil leaves

2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for drizzling


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