Guacamole Hummus

put a lemon on it

If guacamole and hummus had a baby, they would name it Guacamole Hummus. It would be thick, rich and creamy. It would taste and look just like guacamole but have the density of hummus. Guacamole hummus would eventually settle down with a bowl of chips and make a nice home in your stomach. Don't you just love a happy ending? I do. Especially when there's an avocado involved.

guacamole hummus

Make this. Inhale it. Smother it all over your body. It's seriously good. Guacamole hummus is my new best friend.

And we're off!

Get your ingredients together. It's simple. Look! There's the word BEAN on my dish towel.


Garlic & cilantro in the food processor.

cilantro & garlic

Toss in your avo & chickpeas. Do you say chickpea or garbanzo? I like garbanzo. It's fun to say. Wait. So is chickpea! AHHH!

avocado & garbanzos

Pour in the olive oil while processing. Add the lemon juice. PROCESS the heck out of it. Done.

guacamole hummus!

Get out your chips. These chips are from Trader Joe's. They have sweet potatoes in them. Cooper loves them.


Dip that chip! Look at my nail polish. I did black with glitter tips just for this guacamole hummus.


I'm kidding. I didn't. But I did slice up a lemon and add cilantro on top of the dip. It's like sparkles in food form.

guac hummus

Put this on a sandwich. Dip vegetables in it. Add it to a Mexican soup. It's you're new favorite dip.

Guacamole Hummus

Serves 8

(recipe adapted from Everyday Food Magazine)

  • 3 cups fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 15oz. can chickpeas, rinsed & drained
  • 1 ripe avocado, roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • coarse salt & fresh ground pepper
  • lemon wedges for serving

Combine garlic clove with cilantro leaves in the food processor and process until finely chopped. Add the chickpeas & avocado and continue processing. While the processor is running, slowly pour a steady stream of the olive oil into the mixture. Add lemon juice and continue until smooth. Season with salt & pepper and serve with a lemon wedge and a few cilantro leaves.

***Shutterbean Notes***

-I added more lemon in the end. I wanted it TANGY!

-Cumin & hot sauce would be great additions if you're looking to spice it up!

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  • OMG! This looks amazing. I have everything in my house right now to make this...except the chips. Which means I'm gonna eat it with a spoon. ;)

    • August 16, 2011

      It's best that way! Yay!

  • August 17, 2011

    Ooh this is a tiny bit of genius! Love hummus, love quac, the idea of them together is awesome!

  • Arianne
    August 17, 2011

    You just completely blew my mind with this recipe. These are two of my favorite things and I never would have thought to combine them. I can't wait to try this out!

  • Leah
    August 17, 2011

    Mmmm, great idea. Love both and having them together sounds like a match made in food heaven!!

    Yaaayyy glittler nail polish! I have silver glitter on now, it's like a party on my fingertips!!

  • August 17, 2011

    Brilliant! My two fav dips together at last. Yum!

    • August 17, 2011

      I know! It's the best of both worlds!

  • Nikki.rae
    August 17, 2011

    Those chips are some of my favorites too. Do you think making the hummus in a blender would work? We've got a good blender, but no food processor, but I REALLY want this.

    • August 17, 2011

      It will. You might have to do a little bit at a time OR add some water to help mix it up properly! Let me know how it goes!

  • August 17, 2011

    I looove avocado. it's velvety and creamy and velvety creamy things are always a dream. I love chickpeas. They're small and earthy and funny, indeed. I looove dips. I love this guacamole hummus thing :-)

  • August 17, 2011

    my two favorite dips in one! guacomole and hummus are gonna do some reproducing in my kitchen too : )

  • August 17, 2011

    I grew up saying garbanzo beans, but now I totally say whatever I feel the occasion calls for. Feels like a garbanzo now. ;)

    I love this! It's like...guacamole that I can tell myself is healthy because there's so much fiber and protein to cut the good for me fats. Yes!

    I love the chips at TJ's. I buy the flax tortilla chips with veggie powder mixed in.

  • August 17, 2011

    I like hummus...but the guacamole part scares a lot. I don't know if I like avacado.
    Buuuut, those chips sound totally awesome!

  • August 17, 2011

    i'm thinking this would be dee-lish in a wrap with some spring greens, shredded carrots and some grilled chicken. going on the menu for next week!

    • Alice
      June 25, 2012

      Your sandwich idea sounds awesome!

  • August 17, 2011

    yum yum and yum! i've made edamammus before (edamame base) and it's AWESOME.

    • August 21, 2011

      i haven't tried that but it's been on my list of things to do!! thanks for the reminder.

  • Beca
    August 17, 2011

    Brilliant! I want to eat it. I want to eat it off a spoon.

  • Shannan
    August 17, 2011


  • Wendy
    August 17, 2011

    I believe the name should be gaucummus!

    • Shannan
      August 18, 2011

      I thought if that but it reminded me too much of glaucoma (eeew)

  • August 17, 2011

    i like your nails!

  • Amanda
    August 17, 2011

    This will have to go right up there with edamame hummus. :) Especially since neither has tahini.

  • Iris R.
    August 17, 2011

    This is nothing short of genius. I can't wait to make some and devour it.

  • August 18, 2011

    love the pics!!! not to mention, this looks amazing. : )

  • Ben
    August 18, 2011

    I love all things avocado, and I have been on a "make your own hummus" kick lately, Just opening up your website and having this be the first thing I saw gave me a little mouth-gasm. I just had to let you know that you and all your ideas are amazing.
    Love it!

    • August 21, 2011

      haha. mouth-gasm. I get it.

  • August 20, 2011

    Enjoyed some guac hummus on our vacation and made a mental note to make some of my own. Thanks for the reminder! It was delish!

  • Robyn
    August 22, 2011

    I made this over the weekend. yum! Now I'm using it as a spread on my turkey sandwiches. Thanks for sharing!

  • Allison
    August 24, 2011

    I made this last night for my Bible study group and it was a huge hit!! Everyone loved it and agreed it should be called hummamole - as in "holy hummamole!" :o) Thanks for a great recipe.

    • August 24, 2011

      Holy HUMMAMOLE!!!! Hooray! I love this.

  • August 24, 2011

    This sounds like it would be a-mazing. I love hummus and I love guacamole, so what could be BETTER?

  • Jay
    August 26, 2011

    This looks amazing, everytime I hear/read the word guacamole I think of this:

    Watch from 2:14 - I think you'll like it (if you can handle our accents! He's a New Zealand comedian)

  • M
    September 1, 2011

    Wow, I just dipped in my first tortilla in guacammus and shoved it in my mouth.

    What can I say, people are missing out. This is one of the many reasons why everyone should get a cheap food processor.

    I am so glad you dont have any nutritional (calorie) infos.

    • September 2, 2011

      HAHA. If I did, the serving sizes would be waaaaaay off.

  • Charity
    September 7, 2011

    I just made this last night and my husband and I loved it. I used lime juice since I prefer it to lemons. Very good!

  • September 9, 2011

    What if say, you were going to a summer-eventhough-its-september bbq and you wanted to make this, but you hate cilantro. Is it extra cilantro-y or could I sub it with say, parsley?

    I totally want to eat this with carrots sticks and fancy tortilla chips.

  • September 26, 2011

    Hmmm brilliant idea - I have all the ingredients for this - thanks for the idea. Love your blog!

  • bob
    November 18, 2011

    This recipe looks awesome.
    I love that you prefer words because they are fun to say. Usually my friends look at me like I am weird when I share things like this. Which is fair enough. I am = ). But glad to find other people with similar idiosyncrasies!

  • ali
    March 6, 2012

    I used half the amount of cilantro and it was way too much!

  • Hope
    September 16, 2012

    I just made this. Seriously amazing! I changed it up a bit due to what I had on hand. I used about 1/2 the cilantro, limes instead of lemons, and added half of a seeded jalapeno for some kick. Mmmmmmmmmmm!

  • colah
    May 17, 2013

    I have some wholly guac and some chickpeas in the fridge (like any respectable person, right?) and it occurred to me that I should combine them to make 'guacamus'. I did a google search to see if I was not alone in contemplating such a unique combination. Looks like I am in good company!

  • Jessica
    February 28, 2014

    I went to make this today, and totally spaced that I was all out of olive oil. But I did have a bottle of sesame oil hanging out in my pantry... so I decided to be brave and try it. And OMG. Talk about amazing. It gave it just little Asian kick. I highly recommend!

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