Guacamole and Hummus dips

Quick and easy dips: Guacamole and Hummus

guacamole and hummus dips

Spring is here, and there’s nothing better than sharing an early evening cool drink with delicious snacks with friends. There’s always a need for simple and speedy dips within your recipe repertoire to serve as a snack or, as an alternative to a starter. Take a peek at these easy guacamole and hummus dips – you just can’t beat a homemade version, packed full of flavour. Both dips can also be prepared ahead of time.

Guacamole

You will need…

2 ripe avocados

Juice half a lemon

2 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 heaped tbsp mayonnaise

Salt and pepper

Olive Ciabatta

Serves 4

guacamole and hummus dips

Here’s what to do… 

  1. Half each avocado removing the skin and stone. Reserve the stones.
  2. Mash the avocado with a fork in a bowl keeping some texture and simply mix in the mayonnaise, lemon juice garlic and season.
  3. Place in a serving bowl, place the stones on top, cover with cling film to avoid any discolouring and keep in the fridge. Remove stones when ready to serve.
  4. Serve with ultra thin slices of lightly toasted olive ciabatta.

guacamole and hummus dipsHouse by John Lewis baguette board

guacamole and hummus dips

Tips…

Try adding 70g of a soft blue cheese such Roquefort to the guacamole for an alternative flavour.

Serve with vegetable crudities…carrots, peppers, cucumber. or tortilla chips.

 

Hummus

guacamole and hummusKelly Hoppen grey linen napkin.

You will need…

1 400g tin chickpeas

2 tsp tahini paste

1 garlic clove, crushed

3 tbsp olive oil, plus extra to drizzle

juice 1 lemon

4 tbsp liquid from the chickpeas

Handful chopped coriander

Salt

1 tsp paprika

Serves 4

guacamole and hummusJoseph Joseph The King chopping board, Joseph Joseph pestle & mortar.

Here’s what to do…

  1. Drain and rinse the chickpeas, reserving the liquid.
  2. Liquidise with the tahini paste, garlic, pinch salt, lemon juice and 4 tbsp of the chickpea liquid, until smooth.
  3. Slowly pour in the olive oil, season. Serve in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil, scatter with coriander and paprika if desired, and serve with warmed flat bread.

guacamole and hummus dips

guacamole and hummus dips

Tips…

Add a little sundried tomato paste to the hummus mixture, or a tbsp of aubergines/roasted peppers from the deli counter to liquidise into the hummus.

guacamole and hummus dips

Happy chilling in the Sunshine!

amanda delaney

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2 Comments

  1. jenn jones
    May 14, 2015 / 4:28 pm

    I have to admit to being a bit of a guacamole nut – going to try this!

    • May 28, 2015 / 8:31 pm

      How did it go?

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