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The California Dreamer: Avocado and Garden Herbs

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean


  • Food Processor


  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 can or 15 ounces garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 4 Tbsp. tahini
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 2 pinches of salt or more to taste
  • 1 fresh jalapeno, chopped and de-seeded
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 cup chopped cilantro leaves
  • Large drizzle of olive oil
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • Zest from 1 lime


  • Blend in food processor, adding cold water a teaspoon at a time or more olive oil (if needed) until preferred consistency is reached.
  • Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and toasted pumpkin seeds on top.


(With inspiration from this Bon Appetit recipe)
Keyword Avocado, Herbs, Hummus