Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Copycat Recipe: Costco's Spicy Avocado Hummus Dip


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Are you as addicted to Costco's Spicy Avocado Hummus as I am? I LOVE this stuff! Every time I go to Costco I can't help but pick up a container of this good stuff. The other day my food budget was running low, so I decided I would try recreating this hummus to see if I could save me a little money each month.  I knew with some fresh ingredients on sale (yes, check out the best deals at Deals to Meals) I could make this hummus for much less.

And let me just say, this homemade version is incredible!! I had some nephews over and this batch was inhaled in less than 10 minutes. My six year old nephew licked the bowl clean and said, "Aunt Shanny (isn't my nickname cute?), that was so good I wish I could drink it! Can you make more?" So, we did. And guess what, I didn't care how much they ate because I calculated one batch of this hummus cost under $3. Not to mention, it makes about 4 cups (about double the size as the Costco jar).  It's healthy, has no preservatives, and can be made in less than 5 minutes. Happy day!



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Spicy Avocado Hummus Dip

2 cans garbanzo beans, drained
1 large avocado (or 2 medium), peeled and core removed
Juice of 1 lemon
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup jarred, pickled jalapeno peppers (or you can use fresh)
Pinch paprika
1 tsp. salt
1/4-1/2 cup olive oil

Open the cans of garbanzo beans and drain most of the juice from the beans. Pour the beans into a food processor. Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice from the lemons and pour the juice in with the beans. Add the garlic cloves, jalapeno peppers, paprika, salt and the peeled avocados. Puree the mixture until smooth, while adding the olive oil slowly to the mixture until it is smooth and creamy. Season the hummus with more salt as needed and if you like more spice, add additional jalapeno peppers as well. Serve hummus with chips, vegetables in wraps or on crackers.

5 comments:

Heidi and Rich said...

Made this and it turned out better than the real thing!!! So good. Mine was a brighter green but I think my avocado was pretty big. Thank you for sharing this recipe!!

Shandra said...

Thanks for sharing! I'm so glad you loved it too. Funny enough, in the picture it doesn't look very green but it was more so in 'real' life ;) I think I could even add more avocado next time, what do you think? It's a recipe I think we could play around with and try some different varieties. Yum! Thanks so much Heidi for leaving a comment and sharing how you liked our recipe ;)

Anna said...

What size can of garbanzo beans are you using? Thanks in advance!

Anonymous said...

Do you know how many calories per tbsp. Also what size cans of garbanzo. Thank you

Anonymous said...

No Tahini?

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