Guacamole + Hummus = Guacammus. I found this intriguing recipe on a blog written by Alissa (aka Martha) Stoever. Alissa’s blog is full of creative recipes such as guacammus, not to mention her recipes support having an overall healthy lifestyle. I have been looking for a new dip recipe to add some zip to my summer BBQ parties, so I decided to put this Guacammus recipe to the test!After putting all of the ingredients in a food processor, I simply had to blend them until they were smooth. The blended dip had the thick and bean-like texture of hummus with the strong flavour components of guacamole; cilantro, lime, and serrano pepper. Since, I prefer guacamole on the limey side, I doubled the lime juice the recipe called for and did not add the salt. This created a refreshing aftertaste, which paired nicely with the mildly spicy serrano pepper.
It’s about balance . . . Making your own dips can be as easy as buying pre-packaged dips from the grocery store but, they are healthier! This way, you know the ingredients you are using and you can modify them to your own taste buds. The chickpeas in guacammus contain protein and fibre, both of which help keep you fuller for longer. Avocados contain monounsaturaed fats (MUFAs) which have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease by improving cholesterol levels. Guacammus is a powerhouse of nutrient goodness.
Guacammus can be served with whole wheat pita bread or vegetables. Try using the dip in sandwiches in replace of mayonnaise or add it to fajita or burrito wraps.WARNING: This dip is dangerously addictive!
Overall Recipe Rating: 4/5 Kiwis