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Game Time Appetizer: Spicy Avocado And Cilantro Hummus

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spicy avocado and cilantro hummus

Spicy avocado and cilantro hummus.

In preparation for the upcoming games I created a spicy avocado and cilantro hummus which makes the perfect dip for one of our favorite game time snacks: Alexia onion rings! Watching basketball games with my family is something that we really enjoy. It brings us together and it helps us bond.  We make an event of watching the games by bringing out lots of delicious food and sometimes even my parents come over to watch the games with us.

ingredients for spicy avocado and cilantro hummus

Ingredients for spicy avocado and cilantro hummus.

Getting ready for our basketball game time family celebrations is part of the fun and we like to prepare different appetizers and treats that everyone can enjoy and that are also nutritious and delicious.  We love onion rings and always get the Alexia onion rings to make at home, we only need to bake them for about 20 minutes and they come out golden, crunchy and delicious and since they are not deep fried, but baked, they have all the crunch without the greasiness and are better for you. To accompany the onion rings I created a spicy avocado and cilantro hummus.

onion rings and spicy avocado cilantro hummus

Onion rings and spicy avocado cilantro hummus

The time is here game time that is, and my family can’t wait to celebrate and enjoy watching our team play! One part of the fun is the preparations we take before the game, and one of those things is the preparation of the food and treats we are having to fully enjoy the moment.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Spicy Avocado & Cilantro Hummus
  • 1 (15 oz) can chick peas, well drained
  • 2 ripe Hass avocados, cored and peeled
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for serving if desired
  • 1½ Tbsp tahini
  • 4 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • 1 tablespoon of Chipotles in adobo sauce or dried chipotle flakes
  1. Mix the chick peas, olive oil, garlic, lime juice, tahini and cilantro in the food processor and pulse 10-15 times until smooth.
  2. Add the avocados and cumin and chipotle and mix until smooth.
  3. Add salt and some pepper to taste.
  4. Serve and sprinkle with fresh, chopped cilantro and chipotle flakes for a little bit of extra heat.
  5. If you are serving this for the whole family don't add the chipotle, serve in individual portions and each person can add the chipotle flakes to their hummus to give it the desired heat.

onion rings and spicy avocado cilantro hummus Everyone loved the combination of the crispy and flavorful onion rings with the smooth, fresh taste  of the cilantro. I have to say that this might be my favorite hummus recipe and the combination of the onion rings and the hummus was a total slam dunk!

Free Basketball party printables

Free Basketball party printables

To make this a bit more festive I created some fun basketball themed printable that you can use as cupcake toppers or to give your appetizers a festive feeling.  You can download the free basketball party printable HERE.

Alexia onion rings at Walmart

Purchasing Alexia Onion Rings and Sweet potato fries at Walmart

We buy Alexia brand onion rings and sweet potato fries on a weekly basis, you can find them at Walmart at the frozen food section. My kids love the sweet potato fries and I love onion rings so I get a few bags of each. You can follow Alexia’s food products on Facebook and at Pinterest for more great recipe ideas!

onion rings and spicy avocado and cilantro hummus

onion rings and spicy avocado and cilantro hummus

About the author

Cesar Diaz

Cesar is a freelance graphic designer with more than 15 years of experience in the advertising world. He is the creative force behind GrowingUpBilingual.com and 365thingsswfl.com. 2 year ago he gave up his steady job so he could spend more time at home and be more involved in his kid's lives. He loves sharing tips to maintain a healthier lifestyle both at home and while traveling. He likes to cook low calorie meals with a Latino touch, specially if they are on the grill. He is a techie, a carnivore and a fitness buff not necessarily in that order. During his free time he enjoys mountain biking, working out at the gym, watching movies and traveling with his family.

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  1. Soap Opera Spy

    I love hummus and avocado a lot, this is the perfect dip for me to try!

  2. April Decheine

    That looks delicious, we love the Alexis brand, the waffle fries are good too with the rosemary, I may have to make this today!
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  3. Jess

    That hummus looks delish! Definitely pinning this!
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