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Avocado & Lime Houmous

Two years ago ready made houmous was my shopping basket essential – you can dip in almost everything, and it doesn’t break the bank leaving more money for your night out (it also makes for amazing late night/ early morning snack when the kebab shops are all closed). But now i’m no longer a student, and try to think a lot more about my waste line, and making everything from scratch.

Avocados are now a shopping basket staple and so the avocado houmous was born. All you really need is a food processor, and something to dip in. I like to keep mine chunky – its nice to get a good chunk of avocado on your nacho…

Makes a good bowlful

Ingredients

  • 1 really ripe avocado
  • 1 can chickpeas
  • small bunch coriander
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 lime
  • ground cumin
  • ground coriander
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes

Roughly chop the coriander, bash the garlic to remove the skin and add to the food processor with the drained chickpeas, cumin and coriander. Blitz a couple of times until a chunky paste is formed. Cut the avocado in half, remove stone and cut into small chunks.

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Add to the processor and continue to blitz until the mix is all blended up, but not completely smooth. Add a tbsp olive oil to thin if required. Scoop into a bowl and top with olive oil and chilli flakes.

Dip in nachos, crudite, pita bread, or finger! Great in burgers or on top of chilli too!

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