COOKING CLASS: Guest Post: Avocado hummus is a favorite among kids and grown ups alike

avocado hummus
( – You’ve probably known all your life that a banana is a high potassium fruit, which makes it an excellent food choice for anyone, but especially for exercisers and also those with high blood pressure. But did you know that 1 avocado has double the amount of potassium as 1 banana?

2 cups garbanzo beans, drained
2 avocados
1 jalapeño, stem removed
2 cloves garlic
2 TBS fresh cilantro
1 TBS tahini
3/4 tsp salt
¼ cup olive oil
½ cup water or liquid from garbanzo beans
¼ cup lime juice


Slice your avocado is half and remove the pit.* Scoop the fruit from the shell with a spoon.

Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or a food processor until smooth. If necessary drizzle in additional small amounts of olive oil until it reaches your desired consistency.

Put in a bowl and garnish with fresh cilantro and diced tomatoes if desired. Serve with homemade tortilla chips and cut vegetables.

*This is best served and eaten within 1 day. The lime juice keeps it from turning brown within that first day. To keep it fresh looking longer, save the pits from the avocados and place them inside the hummus. When ready to serve remove the pits.

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