11 Jan Avocado Hummus (Whole 30 Recipe)
Looking for a healthy snack option for the new year? This creamy avocado hummus recipe is not only Paleo, Gluten-Free and Vegan, but also super easy to make! It is a perfect substitute for the traditional hummus especially if you are doing whole 30 this January.
If you are a big snacker like I am, you definitely need to give this delicious paleo hummus a try. One of my favorite ways to snack is to prepare lots of vegetables, either roasted, steamed or raw, and have dips handy to pair with. Let me tell you, this is a snacking game changer for me. It will quickly become a healthy replacement for your mid-day potato chip craving.
What is Paleo Diet?
First of all, why is Paleo Diet so popular lately? Second, is it good for you? And how can you eat like a caveman (Paleo)?
In a nutshell, Paleo Diet is designed to resemble what human hunter-gatherer ancestors (I think “caveman” sounds cooler) ate thousands of years ago. You are allowed to consume meat, seafood, egg, vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, healthy fats, etc. while avoiding processed food such as legume, dairy, grains, artificial sweeteners (Read more about Paleo Diet Here). There have been studies that have proved overall health improvement associated with Paleo Diet.
Paleo Snack: Sweet Potato Fries + Avocado Hummus
However, there is no “right” way or one-size-fit-all way when it comes to diet. That’s why I don’t follow or promote any strict diets. Living a healthy lifestyle is so much more than just what you eat. I have simple guidelines to help myself develop an eating habit that makes ME feel good. For example, I meal prep lots of whole foods: vegetables, sweet potatoes, quality meat on the weekend. So I can quickly assemble a buddha bowl like this one instead of eating out or getting hangry and reach out for junk snacks.
How to make Hummus Chickpea-Free?
As much as I love chickpeas (I love some Pesto with chickpea Pasta and fluffy pancakes made with almond and chickpea flour), it does make me bloated sometimes. And of course, chickpeas are not considered paleo. In the spirit of whole 30 January, I found the perfect replacement for chickpeas in this paleo hummus recipe. Scroll down to check out the full ingredient list.
Instead of chickpeas, I used steamed cauliflower instead. If you are skeptical, trust me, it doesn’t taste like cauliflower at all. This is why steamed cauliflower is one of my staples when it comes to healthify-ing recipes. I use it in smoothies to sneak in extra veggies, and make cauliflower gnocchi like the one Trader Joe’s has.
This Paleo Avocado Hummus recipe is the perfect healthy snack when the muchies strike. If you are following WHOLE30, this recipe is a MUST to add to your appetizer list.
- 1 ripe medium avocado
- 2 cups steamed Cauliflower
- 1/2 cup cilantro (optional)
- 1 tbsp tahini
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 clove garlic
- 1/4 tsp cumin
- salt pepper (to taste)
- 1/2 lemon (squeezed)
- Pulse all the ingredients for this avocado hummus recipe in a food processor
- Scrape the food processor wall a few times to make sure there is no chunks left
- Store in air-tight container in the fridge for 3-4 days
- ENJOY this paleo hummus with sweet potato fries, crackers or vegetables.
- The avocado hummus may appear to be a little brown after a couple days. But it still taste delicious!
- You can omit the tahini or garlic if you don't like the taste or have food allergies.
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