Chickpea guacamole is an easy and veggie dip that adds some protein to your regular guacamole recipe thanks to the addition of chickpeas.
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Avocados offer a good dose of healthy fat and essential vitamins and minerals like potassium and magnesium. The recipe also packs a punch of fiber and protein with the addition of chickpeas.
Ingredients Used in this Recipe
This recipe is similar to a regular guacamole recipe with one additional ingredient: chickpeas. This will make your guacamole a bit more filling. It features just five ingredients:
- Lime juice
- Red onion
Sometimes guacamole recipes will heat up the flavor with the addition of jalapeno. I personally have an issue with some peppers so I leave out this ingredient. I find even just the addition of red onion and cilantro make it really flavorful.
How to Make Chickpea Gucamole
To get creamy guacamole you need to use a food processor or blender in this recipe. First, you want to blend the chickpeas until they are almost like a paste. Then add the avocados and blend until creamy. Then add the red onion, cilantro, and lime juice blending each ingredient individually. The whole blending process takes about 2 minutes and 40 seconds.
Equipment Used in this Recipe*
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- 2 ripe avocados peeled and pitted
- 1 cup low sodium canned organic chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 2 tbsp cilantro
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 red onion peeled and diced
- Add the chickpeas to the food processor and blend until they turn into crumbs (about 12 seconds).
- Add the avocado to the chickpeas in the food processor until the avocado has a creamy consistency (about 1 minute and 15 seconds).
- Add the red onion to the food processor and blend (about 21 seconds).
- Add the cilantro and blend (about 24 seconds).
- Take the lid off the blender and push the avocado mixture off the sides of the food processor down into the mixture with a spatula.
- Add the lime juice and blend (about 26 seconds).
- Scrap the guacamole out of the food processor into a dish and serve with your favorite veggies or gluten free chips.
- Place any leftover guacamole in a sealable container and refrigerate for up to a week.
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