Guacamole Hummus. Or Guacummus. Hummamole? I don’t know you pick, it’s all good!
Guacamole and hummus are two classic staple dips for most families mainly because everybody loves them. Invited to a party? You can’t go wrong with a giant bowl of guac and some chips or some homemade hummus with warm pita. Instant crowd pleaser. But what if we combined the two? Would magic happen or it would it be a huge culinary mistake?
You guessed it: MAGIC.
Guacummus (guacamole hummus) is very simple to make. As you might have guessed it uses a simple combination of ingredients from a classic hummus dip (chickpeas and garlic) and a basic guacamole recipe (cilantro, avocado, lime and jalapeño. Whirl the ingredients together in a blender, add a little water or olive oil to make it as creamy and dreamy as possible and serve!
Now what do you serve it with? Chips? Pita? Why not both!
With how delicious and simple this recipe is I’m surprised it’s not more popular. Although I’m also surprised by what IS popular. For example:
1. Cake Pops. It’s not nearly enough cake to be worth it. If I’m gonna have cake, I’m gonna have a whole slice not a ping pong ball sized amount on a lollipop stick.
2. Coconut Water. It tastes like tears. Enough said.
3. Putting bacon on and in everything. I may never understand the fetish this country has with bacon. But I don’t like it.
4. Weird flavored chips. Caffe Latte flavor? Really?
5. Hot dogs. I know that’s not a new one, but I’m constantly shocked that we all still eat them knowing what’s inside. I ehat them. With a capital E.
This guacamole hummus recipe makes for a great dip with veggies, chips or pita, but you can also use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps, a topping on tacos or burritos or as a creamy layer on a delicious crostini. It’s mild enough to not overtake other ingredients, but perfect for adding some texture and moistness (sorry) to a number of dishes.
Guacamole hummus is good enough to be added to the list of delicious food hybrids that have come about over the past decade or so. Notice I said delicious food hybrids. This means things like the tangelo, ice cream cake, pretzel buns and salad pizza. It does not include turducken, waffle tacos or hot dog pizza. Pizza is already good. Don’t ruin it with hot dogs.
What to Bring to the Store
In order to reduce your packaging waste, bring the following reusables with you to the store:
- 1-2 reusable produce bags for your cilantro and jalapeño. No need to bag the avocado, garlic or lime.
That’s it! Plus your reusable grocery bag as usual.
Waste Meter – 5!
This is the definition of a zero waste recipe. No trash produced from this delicious guacamole hummus! Here’s what to do:
Recycle: Chickpea Can
Compost: Avocado Shell and Pit, Jalapeño Membranes, Cilantro Stems, Lime Peels and Garlic Skins
- 1 can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 jalapeno
- 1 clove garlic
- juice of 1 lime
- 2 tbsp water or olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Put all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until all is pureed, adding the water in at the end. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Drizzle with olive oil before serving.