Spicy Avocado Hummus

Sometimes my kids do the craziest things.

Last night, the kids were playing in the backyard pond.

Can Tadpoles Swim In A Hot Tub

It was great seeing the kids outside playing.

The little pond is full of tadpoles, so they were catching them and wanted to raise them as frogs.

So cute!

All was great until, “Dad, Cole wanted to see if the tadpoles can swim in the hot tub so he threw a few of them in. Is that okay?”

“What?!”

== END OF CUTENESS ==

I had to go fish the tadpoles out of the hot tub and try to save them.

Kids!

While making dinner, the kids often snack on veggies and hummus. So, today I have shared an appetizing twist on traditional hummus and guacamole.

It makes a tasty and healthy snack served with freshly cut vegetables, such as cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower florets, celery stalks, radishes and baby carrots.

Sprinkle with Cayenne pepper for an extra kick. 

Enjoy!

~Rick Kaselj

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Spicy Avocado Hummus

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Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: none
Serves: 10-12
 

What You Will Need:

  • 1 (14-ounce) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 4 ripe small avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons sesame paste (tahini)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon canned chipotle peppers, diced (optional)
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • Freshly ground black pepper and salt, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, finely chopped

How to Prepare:

  1. Place chickpeas, sundried tomatoes, avocados, lime juice and sesame paste in the food processor and pulse to combine.
  2. Add ground cumin, chipotle peppers, if using, garlic, 2 tablespoons olive oil and ground coriander and process to a smooth paste.
  3. Adjust seasoning to taste and transfer to a serving bowl.
  4. Serve with crudités of choice. (Crudités are traditional French appetizers consisting of sliced or whole raw vegetables which are sometimes dipped in a vinaigrette or other dipping sauce. Use this term with your friends to sound smart.)

Nutrition facts per serving (80 g):

| calories 165 |total carbs 13g| protein 4g | total fat 12g | sodium 10mg | cholesterol 0mg |
 
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