Heart Healthy  Spicy Avocado Hummus

Health Benefits of chickpeas:  lowers cholesterol – so they promote heart health and  provide cancer-fighting compounds such as lycopene and saponins.

Spicy Avocado Hummus



8 servings

4 cups canned chickpeas, drained

¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil

1 avocado—halved, pitted and peeled

3 tablespoons tahini

1 jalapeño, chopped

1 garlic clove

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Pinch of cayenne pepper

Pita chips, tortilla chips, crackers or chopped vegetables, as desired for dipping



  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the chickpeas, lemon juice, olive oil, avocado, tahini, jalapeño and garlic.
  2. Puree until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cayenne.
  3. Serve with your choice of chips, crackers and veggies.