Avocado Green Hummus with Cilantro and Wasabi

img_3638Hummus is the Arabic word for garbanzo beans. That is why there can be only one hummus: the mixture of pureed garbanzo beans, tahini, and lemon.  For a long time, I stood my ground and would name any other kind of "hummus" a spread.I argued with no avail and threw in the towel. Like they say," if you can not beat them join them". Well, I joined them. I have to admit it made my life easier.Now, I am on quest to make a rainbow of hummus. I made a red, pepper hummus, a tan, normal hummus, a yellow, beet hummus, and a purple, beet hummus. Today, I made for you green hummus. Next, I will conquer the black hummus.Boil the garbanzo beans until very soft or used canned cooked garbanzo beans.  Drain and place in food processor with the garlic, and the avocado.  Puree into smooth paste.img_3622 img_3623 Add the chopped serrano peppers, the cilantro, the lime zest and then puree into smooth paste.img_3624 img_3626 img_3627 Add the lime juice, the tahini, the salt and the wasabi. Process until the paste is mixed well.img_3628Spoon into bowl, chill for couple hours and serve.img_3643 

Avocado Green Hummus with Cilantro and Wasabi
Recipe Type: spread
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Author: Sanaa
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Serves: 8
Green hummus that keeps it's color.
  • 2 cups cooked garbanzo bean
  • 2 avocado
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 serrano peppers, seeded and diced
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 limes
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1 teaspoon wasabi paste
  • salt to taste
  1. Place the garbanzo beans with the avocado and the garlic in a food processor and process to smooth paste.
  2. Add the cilantro, the chopped serrano peppers, the lime zest and cilantro and process for couple minutes.
  3. Add the lime juice, the wasabi, the salt and the tahini. Process further into smooth green hummus.