Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

This green goddess hummus is one of the most delicious dips I’ve ever tried. It is a mix between a popular salad dressing made with fresh herbs, avocado and hummus. This fresh tasting dip is so easy to prepare, and it is good for you. It has all major macronutrients in one serving. Chickpeas are high in carbs, protein and fiber. You also get healthy fats from the avocado, tahini and olive oil. The herbs and lemon juice are high in vitamins and antioxidants. Overall, this is one of the best tasting and healthy dips you can make.

This recipe requires minimum effort and cooking experience. All you have to do is gather the ingredients and add them in the bowl of the food processor. Then blend until you have a smooth and silky hummus. Serve it right away with a drizzle of olive oil and some chopped herbs and enjoy.

Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

Why should you make this recipe?

  • Healthy – There are so many health benefits of snacking with hummus. This recipe provides a serving of plant-based protein, vegetables and healthy fats. It is also high in fiber, which might help satiate your hunger and keep you full for longer.
  • Easy – this recipe is the one of the easiest you can make. There is no chopping, cooking or stirring.
  • Fast – from start to finish this recipe takes 10-15 minutes.
  • Better than any store-bought hummus. Store-bought hummus often contains unnecessary ingredients like sugar, corn syrup, stabilizers, artificial flavors, and preserves. Very often the hummus we find in the grocery store contains inferior quantity oils like canola, peanut or sunflower. A good quality hummus is always made with extra virgin olive oil. That is the law!!!
  • Vegan – all the ingredients in this recipe are plant based.
  • Gluten free – there is no wheat or grains in this recipe. Therefore, it is naturally gluten free.
  • No cooking – you don’t have to use a stovetop or an oven for this recipe.
  • The best party food – Hummus is perfect for snacking, entertaining, game day, lunch box or meal prep. Serve it as a dip with crunchy vegetables, crackers, tortilla or pita chips.
Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

Helpful tips about making the Green Goddess Hummus

For this recipe I make a bundle of fresh herbs. Use whatever fresh herbs you have and love. I used fresh parsley, dill and chives. Yes, I’m one of those people who doesn’t like cilantro, but I think most people would love it in this hummus. So, if you want you can replace parsley with cilantro.

If you don’t have a food processor you can use an immersion or other blender. Just make sure that you end up with smooth and lump free hummus.

If you want an extra creamy and smooth hummus blend 2-3 ice cubes with the rest of the ingredients.

To make this recipe heart healthy use canned chickpeas with no added salt. Also be mindful when you season with salt.

Please note that this hummus will change color due to the oxidation of the avocado. The more it stays out in the open the browner it will get. The flavor will remain the same, but it might not look as appealing. I recommend serving it right after preparation.

Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

How to Choose a Good Quality Tahini?

A good quality tahini is made only from sesame seeds and nothing else. Check the ingredient list before purchasing. Some salt is acceptable, but no sugar or other oils should be listed. Real tahini is runny and pourable. If your tahini is too thick it is going to be bitter. That is considered a poor-quality tahini or the one that is collected from the bottom of the barrel. Stir or shake your tahini container before measuring because some natural oil separation may occur.

Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

How to serve and Store the green goddess hummus?

I like to serve the hummus with a drizzle of olive oil and some roughly chopped fresh herbs on top. You can dip crunchy vegetables like cucumbers, celery and carrots in it. You can also serve it with tortilla chips or spread it on a piece of toast.

Store in an airtight container with lid in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. The hummus will become more brown after storing due to oxidation of the avocado, but the taste will remain the same.

Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Dip, spreads
Keyword: avocado, chickpeas, dill, gluten free, herbs, hummus, olive oil, parsley, vegan

Equipment

  • Food processor, blender

Ingredients

  • 1 can chickpeas 15 oz about 1½ cups drained
  • 1 avocado peel and pit removed
  • ¼ cup tahini
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove finely chopped
  • 2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice or to taste
  • a bunch of fresh herbs I used a mix of dill, parsley and chives
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ice cubes
  • ½ Jalapeño pepper (optional) seeds and stem removed

Instructions

  • In the bowl of the food processor add the drained chickpeas, one avocado, tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin, lemon (lime) juice, fresh herbs, salt and pepper to taste and 2-3 ice cubes.
  • Process until smooth.
  • Serve it right away, drizzled with olive oil and chopped herbs. I also added finely chopped jalapeño pepper, but this is optional.

Notes

You can replace parsley with cilantro.
Due to oxidation of the avocado the hummus will lose its vibrant green color and become more brown. 
Green Goddess Hummus with Fresh Herbs and Avocado

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