Lemon Avocado Hummus
This recipe combines the best of guacamole and hummus with a delicious boost of lemon flavour and goodness. White beans and spinach add protein and other nutrients for a healthy snack you can eat with toasted pita, spread on crackers or bread, or as a delicous creamy layer in a wrap.
Food Processor Method:
  1. Drain the beans into a strainer and rinse with cold water.
  2. Peel the avocado and cut away the seed.
  3. Add all the ingredients to a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  4. Add more olive oil as needed to create just the right texture.
Microwave Method:
  1. You can make it without a food processor by heating the beans in the microwave for about 30 seconds.
  2. Drain – keeping the liquid in case you need it to thin the hummus – and mash the beans with a large fork or potato masher.
  3. Mash the avocado the same way and blend with a large fork or whisk.
  4. Chop the spinach, garlic, and scallions as finely as you can, and mash with the side of a heavy knife before stirring into the mixture.
  5. The result will be more rustic in texture – i.e. somewhat uneven, but still an appealing blend of colors and flavors.