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20 July 2015

Is this a quick lunch? A super fast appetizer idea? Crazy party favor? For me, it is a great go-to for last minute guests or a party invite. Homemade hummus is always a hit, and there are quite a few ways to make it.

The base recipe is ripe for the addition of a number of different ingredients to vary things up. A huge key with homemade hummus is tahini. You need to keep tahini on hand if you want to be able to make your hummus in a hurry.

I remember years ago when I was just learning about hummus and how to make it, thinking, what the heck is tahini? It sounds plain weird!

Turns out, tahini is a flavorful ground sesame seed paste. It has the consistency of peanut butter and makes hummus, well, hummus!

I tried making hummus once without it, and while the resulting recipe was still pretty good, it just wasn’t quite hummus. Most traditional hummus recipes call for lemon juice, though I didn’t use it for this recipe. Instead, I added feta cheese and wanted that ingredient to really shine, though lemon would be just find here.

I also include spicy chili powder, which is not traditional, but hey, I like things a bit spicy. You can omit the chili powder if you REALLY want to, but I’ll be sad.

Once your hummus is made, simply toast some crusty Italian bread, smear on some hummus and soft, ripe avocado, and there you go! I sometimes like to serve these up for a quick lunch.

Patty’s Perspective

I never knew I was a hummus fan until Mike started making it at home. He made me fall in love with it with this recipe. I love how versatile it is. Make a big batch and use it throughout the week. It’s so much more than just a dip.

Homemade Hummus

Homemade Hummus-Avocado Toast Appetizer

If you enjoy this recipe, I hope you’ll leave a comment with some STARS. Also, please share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us at #ChiliPepperMadness. I’ll be sure to share! Thanks! — Mike H.

5 from 3 votes
Homemade Hummus-Avocado Toast
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 min
Total Time
11 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 10
Calories: 462 kcal
  • 1 can garbanzo beans chickpeas – 15 ounces, drained
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • Just from 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 clove garlic chopped (or more to your preference)
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese or more to your preference
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon spicy chili powder – go WILD here depending on your preferred spice level – try some habanero powder, or go softer with Aleppo or cayenne
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 ripe avocado sliced in half
  • 10 large Italian bread slices toasted
  • Chopped parsley for sprinkling
  1. To a food processor, add chickpeas, tahini, garlic, parsley, chili powder and feta cheese. Pulse to combine. It should become grainy.
  2. Add lemon juice and process.
  3. Add olive oil in a steady stream while processing, until it smooths out. I personally like to reduce the amount of oil and keep just a bit lumpy. I like how it spreads that way.
  4. Set your toasts onto a dish and scoop some of the avocado onto each. Smash it in good.
  5. Spread some of the hummus over the avocado, sprinkle with parsley and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Hummus-Avocado Toast
Amount Per Serving
Calories 462 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 376mg 16%
Potassium 303mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 38g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 17g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 3.6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4.1%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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