Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Avocado "hummus".

   It's been almost a year since my last post and I won't even try to explain myself.... let's just say I didn't get to it (aka, I was being a little bit lazy). I'm back, at least for now!

   My son just turned 4 couple weeks ago and besides big opinions, he also has a big love for cooking! He always wants to "help" when I cook, he drags the chair all the way from the dining room to the kitchen, puts it next to me and says: OK, now give it to me, I will do it! Sometimes some of the ingredients end up on the counter, floor, chair, our clothes or a dog, but most of the time he is doing pretty good job and I am super excited that he likes cooking as much as I do! I hope it stays this way!
   This time we made an avocado-mint "hummus". It's one of those recipes that I could really step aside and let him do most of it... which was combining it all in a food processor and blending it. He had fun, there was not much mess (only one piece of avocado ended up on the wall!) and he loved the final product! You never know with 4 year olds... he loves hummus, he likes avocados, but I had no idea what he will think about the combination of the two... but he devoured it (#winning)!


*  1 avocado
*  1 (15 oz) can of garbanzo beans
*  juice from half lemon
*  lemon zest
*  1 garlic clove
*  1/4 cup olive oil
*  pinch of salt 
*  5 leaves of mint (optional, but delicious)


1. Rinse and drain garbanzo beans.

2. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend it until combined and smooth. Taste and adjust salt if needed.

   I put mint as an optional ingredient because not everybody is a fan of it. I think the hummus is delicious without mint too, I just love this herb so much, I couldn't resist! My boys seem to like it this way as well, so it's a win-win for everybody.


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