This past weekend I had a fabulous opportunity to help cater an event for Africa Yoga Project, a charity organization that’s goal is to create empowerment and change by providing yoga teacher training in the slums of Africa. Two awesome girls from my studio are headed to Kenya this July as part of AYP’s Seva Sefari program to help build a new classroom for the local kids there, and last night’s event was a fundraiser to help make their trip possible. It totally rocked and we raised about $2,500! Talk about awesome. Africa Yoga Project is an organization very near and dear to my heart, and I was thrilled to be a part of it.
Many of the guests on Saturday night were vegan, so I wanted to prepare a simple vegan appetizer that could feed a crowd and stand up to all the wine that was flowing (a big thanks to Garagiste Winery that donated a portion of it’s sales during the event to AYP).
After going back and forth with a few different ideas, I decided to go with these little spicy guacamole hummus toasts. I adapted the recipe for the guacamole hummus from Two Peas and Their Pod, and it turned out fabulous!
Let me just tell you, you need a LOT of chickpeas and avocados to serve seventy five people…
But, like usual, I made way too much food and now will be eating guacamole hummus for the next three weeks….or the rest of my life.
Everyone seemed to love them and they were the perfect little finger food to go with a glass of white wine. I loved playing the role as caterer, but quickly discovered that my house is not conducive for mass food production…at all. I’ll probably be finding random specks of cilantro places until the day I move.
I know there are a million and one variations of guacamole hummus on the internets, but it was my first time making and trying it. I loved it! You could taste the chickpeas but they weren’t overwhelming. It’s a great high protein variation of regular ol’ guacamole and would be great with chips and margaritas as well.
But what’s not great with margaritas?
Spicy Guacamole Hummus Party Toasts
recipe adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod
serves about 6
2 15-oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 large, very ripe avocados
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
juice of 4 limes
sea salt to taste
little appetizer toasts for serving (I used Musso’s Brand)
Mash chickpeas with a potato masher or lightly pulse in a high-speed blender or food processor. You want the chickpeas to be mashed, but still have some chunky whole bits in there too for texture.
Place mashed chickpeas in a large bowl and top with avocados, lime juice, cilantro and spices. Mix together until combined and season with salt and additional cayenne pepper to taste.
Place a dollop of guacamole hummus on toasts and top with a little bit of additional minced cilantro. Serve immediately.
lauraApril 23, 2012 at 2:59 am
this recipe, yes yes YEs YESS!
I’m not sure why I haven’t thought of it before, it is three of my favourite ingredients.
Love it and will be making a huge batch very soon.
KatrinaApril 23, 2012 at 3:48 am
Mmm this needs to appear in my kitchen asap! Yum!
Liz @ Blog is the New BlackApril 23, 2012 at 4:13 am
Great idea to combine the two dips!
Kristen @ notsodomesticatedApril 23, 2012 at 4:15 am
Love this idea, Jenna! I had never heard of guacamole hummus! Glad the catering was a success! 🙂
Molly @ RDexposedApril 23, 2012 at 4:46 am
I’ve been contemplating this recipe. I’ll have to go for it at the next event.
Did you ever consider how you could reuse the avocado seeds? Ha
Catalina @ Cake with LoveApril 23, 2012 at 4:50 am
Adding chickpeas sounds so unusual but look delicious, I planned making guacamole today, so I will try this combo!
The Mrs @ Success Along the WeighApril 23, 2012 at 4:50 am
Ooh this looks yummy and I just happen to have some chickpeas in there I need to use! How convenient! 😉
MariaApril 23, 2012 at 5:01 am
Congrats on such a successful event! You are amazing! Glad you enjoyed the recipe. The toasts look so good! Perfect for a party!
shelly (cookies and cups)April 23, 2012 at 5:13 am
I love this! And there isn’t anything that doesn’t go with margaritas….I’ve done the research 😉
katie @KatieDidApril 23, 2012 at 5:59 am
mmm margaritas what?! haha I’d love one right now is that strange?
This looks great, and what an awesome cause!
Kristen @ Popcorn on the StoveApril 23, 2012 at 6:02 am
Hummus + Guacamole is genius. I’d definitely have to cut down on the spicy-ness but otherwise I loveeee it. Now I just need to find some ripe avocados!
Cait's PlateApril 23, 2012 at 6:07 am
Oh heck yes. This is such a great recipe for entertaining (or eating the whole plate of by yourself 🙂 )
NJMOMApril 23, 2012 at 6:14 am
I just printed a recipe off of Pinterest for a chick pea avocado spread. Very similar to yours .
Annie @ What's Annie Making?April 23, 2012 at 6:15 am
Ooh these look so yummy. I love adding chickpeas to the avocado to add some protein to the healthy fats. And what a great event to be a part of!
Sally @ Spontaneous HausfrauApril 23, 2012 at 6:19 am
How PERFECT are these?? I’m in love.
Lori @ RecipeGirlApril 23, 2012 at 6:23 am
It all looks great to me. Avocado anything- I’m all over it!
JacquelineApril 23, 2012 at 6:26 am
This looks AWESOME!!! I love the combination of flavors and these look perfect as an appetizer or finger-food during a fun movie/girls night. Thanks for the recipe and congratulations on raising so much money! Sounds like a success.
MargaritaApril 23, 2012 at 6:34 am
What a great project that is! You guys rock! I could eat these toasts for dinner and be very happy.
MariaApril 23, 2012 at 6:53 am
You had me at guac + hummus. But that project sounds wonderful as well!
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma)April 23, 2012 at 7:04 am
Sounds and looks delicious!
Angela @ Happy Fit MamaApril 23, 2012 at 7:19 am
I’m always on the lookout for new guacamole and hummus recipes. Why not combine two of the best party foods ever?
Laura @ She Eats WellApril 23, 2012 at 7:20 am
This looks really delicious! And I love the protein factor going on in the recipe – I could eat avocados for days…plain. Ha. Yum!
SanaApril 23, 2012 at 8:05 am
LOVE the guac+hummus combo 🙂
HannaApril 23, 2012 at 8:05 am
this looks amazing. wonderful photos:)
LuApril 23, 2012 at 8:12 am
This is an amazing idea! I can’t believe that I haven’t been dreaming about this for years. Yay, for fundraising for a great cause!
Averie @ Averie CooksApril 23, 2012 at 8:13 am
These look wonderful! I love the nice vibrant green and the layers of flavor from the avo, lime, cilantro and the chickpeas to help beef them up a bit. YUM!
Allie@sweetpotatobitesApril 23, 2012 at 8:23 am
hummus and guacamole are two of my most favorite things ever! love the idea of combining the two.
amy walters, aDESIGNdockApril 23, 2012 at 8:29 am
Guacamole and hummus?! What a genius pairing….two of my favourite dips in one. Mmm…great start to the week. Thanks Jenna!
Moni MealsApril 23, 2012 at 9:20 am
Yes, I love this idea. gotta have that heat too. I eat both hummus and guac nearly everyday. YUM!
Brooke@ BittersweetBrookeApril 23, 2012 at 9:50 am
I love this combo! They have a packaged version at Trader Joe’s that is really good too, but I’d love to make your recipe!
DeborahApril 23, 2012 at 10:21 am
I made Maria’s sandwich for dinner last week, and now I can’t wait to try this hummus!
JaimeApril 23, 2012 at 10:26 am
YUM! I adore Trader Joe’s guacamole hummus, and I CANNOT wait to try this recipe!
CarrieApril 23, 2012 at 10:29 am
Yum! I love guacamole and I love hummus and I love toast – so this combo sounds heavenly!
Rea FreyApril 23, 2012 at 10:41 am
This sounds heavenly! Need to make ASAP.
Ashley @ Hudson on the PotomacApril 23, 2012 at 11:32 am
Yum! I have some avocados I need to use up before this weekend, might need to try this out!
Adrianna from A Cozy KitchenApril 23, 2012 at 11:34 am
Ahhh! I just made avocado hummus yesterday. Blogger zeitgeist! 🙂
Penny @ Big Spoon, Little SpoonApril 23, 2012 at 2:59 pm
Looks amazing. Question about mincing: is this just finely chopping? Ive seen it re garlic as well, but I cant remember seeing the term in Australian cookbooks.
LisaApril 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm
I know this sounds crazy but I have always been scared to try chickpeas…what in the world do they taste like? But this looks so yummy, maybe a good way to break me in?
Andrea @ The Skinny ChroniclesApril 23, 2012 at 4:08 pm
I love avocados. I fantasize about building a greenhouse just so I can grow my own. Figure I might as well throw some citrus trees in the mix too. Maybe someday…
Luv What You DoApril 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm
I started making hummus last year and I am addicted. One of my favorites is edamame hummus! I’ve never tried adding in the Avocado. This looks like the perfect appetizer for our summer BBQ’s! Cant wait to try it! (I wanted to lick my computer screen)
MelissaApril 23, 2012 at 7:15 pm
I dont comment much but i HAD to tell you just last night at dinner i was eating hummus, as per usual, and had an avocado that i put on top and mashed. I exclaimed to my husband that i was going to invent a “hummus guacamole dip” because they are my two fav things and it tasted so delicious. He looked at me like i was crazy and then lo and behold- today this recipe shows up!!! can’t wait to make it 🙂
Mimi AvocadoApril 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm
We’re sharing a link to your rec pe on our FB pages today. Since we raise avocados, we eat lots of guacamole, but we love hummus too. Love the idea of having even more protein in the dip!
JoyApril 24, 2012 at 1:50 am
And what s great project
Sue-AnneApril 24, 2012 at 4:31 am
What a fabulous project to bring yoga teacher training to Africa. Can’t want to add avocados to my next batch of hummus.
MollyApril 24, 2012 at 7:32 am
Would you recommend another fresh herb to sprinkle on top? Cilantro = my kryptonite 🙂
Sarah @ See Sarah EatApril 24, 2012 at 11:47 am
I’ve been buying guacamole hummus from Trader Joe’s for a while now, going to have to try and make it myself!
KayApril 24, 2012 at 12:17 pm
You might want to clarify what variety of avocados since large Florida avocados (which I’m sure you saw growing on trees in S. Tampa like we did) are quite tasteless, while smaller ones from California have much more flavor. The recipe states “large”, but that would make for very bland hummus.
jennaApril 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm
Good suggestion. I recommend Hass!
Melissa P @ SquatsandSquashApril 24, 2012 at 12:52 pm
Love guacamole….love toast….this is definitely a winner!! Great recipe, and love reading your blog!
AlisonApril 24, 2012 at 1:00 pm
I’m loving the combo of avocados and chickpeas!!
Tara@Sugar Spice and BaconApril 24, 2012 at 3:06 pm
I love the name! “Party Toasts!” Sounds like so much fun 🙂 Oh yeah-and they look absolutely delicious too!
sofiakittApril 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm
A great idea for a beautiful breakfast! Your photos are just lovely.
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and DessertsApril 26, 2012 at 10:31 am
This sounds like a great idea. I love avocados, but am on the fence with chick peas. Might have to give it a try to see if I can be healthier with my guacamole!
Kevin (Closet Cooking)April 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm
I like the sound of a guacamole hummus!
Lea @ iCookleaApril 30, 2012 at 8:37 am
We’ve been on a hummus kick lately (for the past 6 months now!) so this will be perfect to change it up a bit 😉
Chung-Ah | Damn DeliciousMay 5, 2012 at 8:12 pm
These are so cute, and I love how fancy they are without being so difficult to put together.
Megan JonesMay 13, 2012 at 10:43 pm
I am curious about the Africa Yoga Project. What is the mission of the project? Are those teaching the instructors in Africa finding difficulties with conflicting cultural norms or ideas? Aside from the project, this recipe looks delicious! guacamole and hummus are two of my favorite foods, and much like some of the other commenters I had never thought about combining the two! What a creative idea. I can’t wait to try it.
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Big fan of avocados. Yummy
CrystalMay 27, 2012 at 5:49 am
I needed a quick recipe for 2 picnics we are going to today, and this recipe is exactly what I needed! I came straight to your site b/c I knew I could find what I was looking for. Thanks Jenna! Crystal (Finch) Vitelli 🙂
jennaMay 27, 2012 at 6:47 am
hi crystal!!! so glad you liked it. hope y’all are doing well!
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