Spring Spotlight: Avocado Chia Hummus

Photo ©Tatjana Zlatkovic

Photo ©Tatjana Zlatkovic

makes about 2 cups


1 ripe medium avocado
1 15-oz can chickpeas, drained
3 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
2 tbsp tahini
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
a pinch of smoked paprika
kosher salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Add all ingredients, except olive oil, to a food processor and process until smooth, about 30 seconds. With the processor running, slowly stream in the olive oil and allow to run for another 30 seconds or so, until creamy and smooth. Taste for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Optionally, sprinkle more chia seeds on top, along with a drizzle of olive oil.