Avocado & Artichoke Hummus

avocado & artichoke hummus

I felt like it was the holidays when the UPS man rang the door bell and handed me a big box.  I couldn’t imagine what was inside.  I hurried back to the kitchen to grab a scissors to open the box. When I opened it I saw that my friend from Melissa’s had sent me a large package of their products. Wow!!! There was such a large variety of goods I didn’t know where to start. 

My mind has been mulling over what types of dishes I can create with all the goodies sent to me. Two of the items in the box were artichoke hearts and garbanzo beans.

I had an idea for a recipe that I’d hope would turn out well.  After trying it, I loved it!  Of course the true test was to see if anyone else liked it.  Since my family wasn’t around I brought some over to my neighbors who are eager to test out my concoctions.  They loved it as well, and were thrilled I brought over a container for them to savor for the next couple days.

I’m sure by the title of this article you know I created an Avocado & Artichoke Hummus.  Just like your typical hummus, this time I added in artichoke hearts and an avocado making this spread extra healthy and creamy.

Avocado & Artichoke Hummus

Artichokes are a superfood packed with antioxidants.  Potentially having  health benefits ranging from detoxifying and liver-cleansing effects to cholesterol-lowering properties, to providing anti-aging benefits and protection against degenerative diseases such as heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.

Garbanzo Beans also known as Chickpeas also have a myriad of health benefits:

  1. They help lower LDL cholesterol (the ‘bad cholesterol’) levels and consequently reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
  2. They are an excellent natural source of zinc and copper, two minerals that are essential for the development and function of immune cells.
  3. Since they’re high in protein and fiber they keep you feeling full longer.  As a result they help aid in weight loss.
  4. It’s believed that diets rich in chickpeas may improve overall gut health by aiding the digestive system.
  5. Good source of iron.
  6. It is believed that chickpeas may also offer protection against certain types of cancers.

Add these along with avocados, tahini, and olive oil and you’ve got yourself a heart-healthy dip or spread that is sure to satisfy even the most discriminating palates.

I hope you’ll try this recipe………………………………..

Avocado & Artichoke Hummus



  1. Combine all ingredients except salt in a food processor, and blend until smooth.
  2. Season to taste with salt.
  3. If needed add more olive oil or lemon juice to adjust flavor to suit your taste.


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  1. Your hummus sounds amazing! I think I’d love to receive a delivery like that, too.

  2. Artichoke hearts in hummus…a fascinating idea. I must give it a try too.

  3. This sounds wonderful Vickie, I wish I was your neighbor!

  4. Don’t you love it when the UPS man brings goodies? You really scored this time! Really nice hummus — fun idea. Thanks.

  5. I love it when the doorbell rings like that. I love the idea of the artichoke heart tanginess in the hummus. Brilliant dip.

  6. Aren’t those foodie packages wonderful??? What a wonderful hummus you’ve created!!

  7. How very interesting, artichoke in hummus. Perfect. Great idea.

  8. What a delicious version of hummus! I’ve never had it with artichoke and avocado before but it sounds wonderful 😀

  9. I’ve never been a fan of “just” chickpea hummus, but when other ingredients are added I tend to enjoy it. I love the addition of artichoke, something I’m a HUGE fan of.

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