Lemon Avocado Hummus Recipe

This Lemon Avocado Hummus Recipe is the love child of hummus and guacamole. It makes a great sandwich spread and a yummy appetizer for social gatherings – or enjoy it as an afternoon snack with crackers and veggies!

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I first posted this lemon avocado hummus recipe back in 2010, before I understood the wonders of SEO (search engine optimization) and the importance of naming recipes with things that people are actually searching for/want to eat. So I named the recipe “spinach avocado cannellini bean hummus.” Dude. That’s a mouthful, huh? And not exactly appetizing! I’ve come a long way with this little blog. ;)

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Combine a crummy name with not-so-great photos and it was time for a refresh. The recipe was awesome, but no one was finding it. So – here it is again, with some fresh photos and a more appealing name, so your guests don’t know there’s spinach in it. :)

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If you love lemon, avocado, and hummus, you will love this recipe. It’s fast, easy, and delicious, and the protein from the beans and the healthy fat from the avocado will keep you full and satisfied.

avocado hummus ingredients

Enjoy as a snack with veggies and/or crackers, eat by the spoonful, or spread on a sandwich! It’s also really good in a wrap with smoked salmon, broccoli slaw, and some additional greens.

However you have it, enjoy!

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Here’s the recipe.

Lemon Avocado Hummus Recipe

Prep Time 5 minutes Prep Time
Cook Time
Total Time 5 mins Total Time


  • 1.5 cup (one can) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup fresh baby spinach
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Half a large ripe avocado
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Toss all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Serve chilled with crackers and veggies, or use as a sandwich spread!


Happy eating!

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  1. 1

    Wow this looks so great! I love all of these things. I bet it would be great spread on some toast and topped with a fried egg!

  2. 3

    This sounds delicious. I assume with the spinach and lemon juice it helps keep the hummus green and not turning brown. Thanks for figuring out my lunch tomorrow!

    • 4

      Yes, the lemon juice will definitely help prevent browning – added bonus! Let me know how you like it!

      • 5

        It was delicious!! Between the lemon and the spinach there was no browning (stored for about 3 hours in a cooler bag). Definitely will be making this again for snacking and I might try some roasted garlic for a different twist.

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  4. 8

    My brother in law gifted us with a bag of homegrown avocados and now I know exactly what to do with them! I can’t wait to dunk EVERYTHING in this spread :) And great photos too! So fresh and summery!

  5. 10

    This looks great, but unless I’m going to a party/event where it will be eaten quickly I’m always hesitant to make dips with avocado – they don’t last long without oxidizing and looking gross, even with some citrus in the mix. How long would you say this lasts before browning?

    • 11

      The lemon definitely helps, but I’m not sure how long it would last – when I’ve made it in the past we eat it all very quickly!

  6. 12

    I made this last night and it was delicious and so easy!

  7. 14

    That looks fantastic! I’ll definitely be making this soon!

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    Roadrunner says

    Really looks good, Anne!

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    We Love the Lemon Avocado Hummus and I added a touch of Smoked Paprika which really brought out some amazing flavors! I used your recipe and gave you full credit at a small event I catered and everyone loved it!
    Keep them coming!

    Owner of “My Chef Jamie”

    • 17

      Wonderful! I’m so glad it was a hit! :)

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        I am also adding fresh rosemary and sun dried tomatoes to your recipe. This will be used as a healthy base instead of Mayo for a grilled chicken sandwich with an Italian coccus for a luncheon tomorrow! Thank you for your great healthy choices as our world is filled with the easy unhealthy options that too many citizens often chose!

  10. 20

    This looks DELICIOUS!

  11. 21

    Finally made this ; BIG HIT ! Gorgeous color and so delicious. Bet it will be even better overnight in ‘ fridge. Anne, you are batting 1000 in our house, every recipe we have tried we have loved .
    Thank you so much for your delicious blog.

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    Laura Strnad says

    I love this recipe and the fact that it does not require tahini in like regular hummus does. Only simple ingredients anyone would have or find in a store.


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