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Our Go-to Vegan Snack: Avocado Hummus

Avocado is for life, not just for brunch! One of our all-time favourite ingredients – avocado –  is super versatile and incredibly nourishing; rich in essential fats, this humble fruit contains a host of nutrients known to promote and improve cognitive function including potassium, folate, calcium and iron. Good for the brain and the body, my avocado hummus is a beautifully fresh way to enhance your vegan snack game and is mood boosting too. What’s not to love?!

Serves: 4 – 6

Ingredients
1 large ripe avocado
250g chickpeas
1 tsp tahini paste
Juice of 1 lemon
Juice of 1 lime
1 tsp pinch of cumin
1 tsp pinch of paprika
1 medium chilli, sliced
1 tbsp of coriander leaves
1 tbsp of mint leaves
1 pinch of Malden sea salt
1 pinch of freshly ground pepper
1 drizzle of good quality olive oil to garnish

Method

Using a food processor to blend the hummus makes it very quick, easy and mess-free. Cut the avocado in half, de-stone and scoop the flesh into your food processor.  Add the chickpeas, tahini and citrus juice and blitz until smooth. If you prefer a coarser texture, then pulse the mixture for less time. Add the cumin, paprika and sliced chilli and blitz again. Use a spatula to scrape the mix out of the food processor into a bowl and gently stir through the herbs. Taste the mix, season to personal taste and put in a great serving ramekin. Serve with vegetable crisps, crudites or as a side to any main. Enjoy this beauty; it is definitely one of my favourite healthy snacks. 

This recipe was brought to us by the lovely Alex Head founder of theSocial Pantry.
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