IN HONOR OF LITTLE LEPRECHAUNS EVERYWHERE, and the parents who just wish they’d eat a few more veggies, we turned our new favorite dip a new shade…green. Faster than you can say, “Is that food coloring?” we simply threw a ripe avocado into the mixer as we ground up our white bean hummus with lemon. It was a reader (and old friend’s) tip, and this one’s worth trying long after March 17. Enjoy!
White Bean Avocado Hummus
- 1 ripe avocado (brown, green, big or small)
- 1 12-ounce can white beans, rinsed and drained
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 small garlic clove finely grated with a microplane (optional–this will add a bit of spice) OR 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1-2 cracks of fresh pepper
Combine everything in a food processor and serve with as many veggies as you can. (Pita chips are also delicious with it too.) Optional serving idea: drizzle with a little more extra virgin olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.