Submitted by Eileen Mackin


  • 1 1/2 cups Chickpeas or Garbanzo Beans (rinsed and drained if from a can, or soaked and cooked)
  • 1 ripe Avocado
  • small handful of fresh Cilantro (or frozen)
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • Red Pepper Flakes or Red Pepper (optional)*


  1. Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Garnish with red pepper flakes (optional)
  3. Serve with crackers, pita bread, vegetables, or use as a spread on sandwiches.


  1. If hummus is too thick, add more water.  If it is too runny, add a few more chickpeas.
  2. This hummus is made without tahini.  You can add tahini or sesame paste to this recipe if you prefer a more traditional hummus flavor.  Add a bit more water, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste and texture.

* I use 2 pinches of ground red pepper in my hummus.  Makes 2 cups