After eating hospital food for 4 days, I came upon this:
“I’m notoriously bad at making decisions. Like, I will do anything to avoid it. Even choosing what to eat for a snack can be a challenge: sweet, salty, sour… IDK, help. But I’m happy to say I’ll no longer have to play a solo game of rock-paper-scissors while standing in front of the fridge ever again—at least when it comes to choosing between hummus and guacamole. Because it just so happens that they’re better together.
With avocado hummus—also known as
While you can totally grab both dips from your fridge and mix them together, Lisa Rinaldi, the Montreal-based food blogger behind Riri’s Recipes, recently shared an avocado hummus recipe of her own. It only takes 10 minutes to make, is loaded with flavorful, health-boosting ingredients like garlic and turmeric, and stays fresh in the refrigerator for up to five days. Your only challenge will be trying not to eat all of it in one sitting.”
1 can chickpeas, rinsed and drained
3 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped in half
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp turmeric
1 medium avocado
3 tsp olive oil
2 tsp tahini
Water to thin (about 3 tbsp, depending on your preference)
1. Rinse and drain chickpeas and place into a food processor.
2. Add in remaining ingredients and spices except water and pulse until well combined.
3. Add in room temperature water to thin, 1 tsp or Tbsp at a time, and stir with your spoon to check texture. Make sure it isn’t too liquidy; it should still hold on the spoon and not drip off.
4. Place in an air-tight container and enjoy with bread, crackers, or veggies, like carrots and cucumbers.
There’s no snacking in a hospital (unless you work there) so this is exactly what I was looking to nosh on. Something light, good tasting and, ok, somewhat healthy (Come on, I’d just left a hospital). Tip: For those who are lucky to have a Costco store nearby, you can purchase small containers of Sabra Hummus and bags of frozen, sliced and diced avocado’s. So just defrost the avocado’s, put into a processor along with the hummus and go at it. Spice it as you like.
Truth be told. I can’t lift the food processor for another 3 weeks, so please try it and let me know how it tastes.