With the northeast getting hammered by another winter storm with snow and ice, many kids are home today and unless you made that mad dash to the grocery store for food last night, will have to get by with what you got in your home for food today. If you have a can of chick peas, an avocado and a few other ingredients, you will be able to make your own Avocado Hummus.
I will throw this out as a disclaimer for anyone that says you need Tahini for hummus to really be hummus. I don’t have Tahini and have to say that my homemade hummus tastes just as good as any other I have ever tried. That being said, here is the recipe for Avocado Hummus.
1 15.5oz. can Chick Peas, drained and rinses
1/4 cup Sun Dried Tomatoes
1/2 tsp. Black Pepper
3 Tbsp. Garlic Olive Oil
1 Garlic Clove, minced
In your blender, add chick peas, avocado, sun dried tomatoes, black pepper, olive oil and garlic and begin to blend. If your mixture doesn’t have enough liquid, you may need to add more olive oil or a little water to make it blend easier. This is where I take the half life and squeeze the juice directly into the blender. You may also use a lemon if that is all you have.
You may also need to spoon some of the hummus from the bottom of the blender to the top to allow for all the ingredients to mix well. From start to finish, it shouldn’t take you longer than 5-10 minutes to go from separate ingredients to one bowl of hummus. Serve in a bowl with a sprinkle of paprika across the top with pretzels and carrots and you will have a delicious and healthy snow day snack.