Way back when in August, I had the pleasure of attending a demo by Frito Lay before the kickoff of the Healthy Living Summit. This event was awesome as I explained before. I finally got my lazy ass around to making one of the recipes that we received after the event, and now I’m going to share it with you all! Yay! This recipe was my absolute favorite of the ones they provided and has made me rethink my entire relationship with avocados. So, here you go!
Electronics needed: a 3 or more cup food processor, or blender that works similarly
- 3 small avocados
- 3 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 4 tsp tahini
- 4 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 tsp ground cumin
- Pinch of ground coriander
Cut open avocados and scoop inside flesh into food processor. Add in all other ingredients. Pulse blend until smooth. Done!
This recipe is so easy to make! Cleaning the avocados is really the longest task in preparing this dish. Money saving tip: I bought the organic spices because I found they were actually cheaper (at Giant for any PA people) than the regular McCormick’s brand spices. I saved almost $3 on just one of them so be sure to do a comparison if your grocer has a whole food/organic section. The consistency of this will be a little less solid than regular hummus. I may blend in chickpeas the next time to firm it up a bit. Serve with your favorite veggies or crackers and enjoy!
Scott felt this tasted very similar to guacamole but with a cumin kick to it. I’m going to cause some jaws to drop and admit I’ve never had guac so I really cannot personally contribute to that statement. Guac weirded me out for the longest time, but now I think we can be friends.
Storage Tip: Since avocado tends to brown after being processed, I recommend serving this the same day or the next after prep (store in fridge). I scooped out some for lunch this morning and the top layer was just the slightest browned, but mixing it up blended it right back in.
I made it to the gym for the third day this week. My legs have been super sore making me walk super awkward for the past day and a half. I took it easy and did 35 min on the elliptical then did the 12 min ab circuit workout Planet Fitness provides. I’m hoping for sore abs tomorrow. I’m also happy to say Mother Nature heeded my grumblings and the weather is cooling down. I even put B101 on my radio for the drive home. Let the Christmas-ing begin (this weekend)!