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

 

Ingredients

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

 

Directions

  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.