Fans of hummus and guacamole will love this mash-up and healthy appetizer to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Serve with an Irish flag formation of green, white and orange veggies and shamrock tortilla chips for dipping.
Everyone is a little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and I have an appetizer that’s healthy to help you celebrate, Avocado-Hummus Dip with Spinach Tortilla Shamrock Chips!
These edible shamrocks start with a package of spinach tortillas from the grocery store. Cut out your shamrocks with your cookie cutter and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet. I found my shamrock cookie cutter at Michaels.
Spritz your shamrocks with olive oil or baking spray and sprinkle with sea salt, then bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes until tortilla shamrocks are crisp. My shamrock chips took about 6 minutes to crisp up in the oven.
Pull them out before they start to brown and allow the chips to cool.
Avocado-Hummus Dip is easy to whip up in your food processor! If you’re a fan of hummus and guacamole, I think you’ll like this mash-up and healthy dip!
Avocado-Hummus Dip, recipe courtesy of Food and Wine
2 medium Hass avocados, peeled and chopped
15-ounce can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 1/2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste) usually found near the nut butters at the grocery store
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling
Freshly ground pepper
In a food processor, purée the avocados with chickpeas, lemon juice and tahini. Add 1/2 cup of oil and purée until smooth; season with salt and pepper. Transfer the dip to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil.
Serve with spinach tortilla shamrock chips or an Irish flag formation of healthy veggies~ green, white and orange! I used celery, cucumber, cauliflower, carrot and orange bell pepper or use the veggies of your choice for dipping.
Avocado-Hummus Dip with Spinach Tortilla Shamrock Chips
- food processor
- shamrock cookie cutter
Spinach Tortilla Shamrocks
- 1 package spinach tortillas
- olive oil or baking spray
- kosher or sea salt
- 2 medium Hass avocados peeled and chopped
- 15- ounce can chickpeas drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons tahini sesame paste
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more for drizzling
- Kosher salt
- Freshly ground pepper
To make shamrock chips:
- Cut out shamrocks using a shamrock shaped cookie cutter and place them on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Spritz your shamrocks with olive oil or baking spray and sprinkle with sea salt, then bake at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes until tortilla shamrocks are crisp.
- Pull them out before they start to brown and allow the chips to cool.
- Store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
To make hummus:
- In a food processor, purée the avocados with chickpeas, lemon juice and tahini.
- Add 1/2 cup of oil and purée until smooth; season with salt and pepper.
- Transfer the dip to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil to serve.
- Serve with spinach tortilla shamrock chips or an Irish flag formation of healthy veggies~ green, white and orange, for dipping
Find a round-up to help you Eat, Drink and Be Irish with St. Patrick’s Day recipes and table inspiration, HERE.
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way–
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
~ Irish Blessing
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Love the Hummus and the chips..don’t know if I can get the hubby to eat this, but I will try!!! Have a fun filled wear’in o the green!! HAPPY ST. PATTY’S DAY!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀
What a great little appetizer. So clever with the festive chips – great snack for a boat ride!
Hi Mary, I made these shamrocks a few weeks ago and I didn’t watch them, so I burned them to a full black crisp! The recipe I was following had them cooking for 10-15 minutes! Your instructions are much better and your shamrocks are perfect! The dip sounds delicious. My family loves hummus and I’m having a houseful soon so I think I will make some chips and dip. Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Linda
What a yummy, healthy appetizer, Mary! Hummus is a favorite around here, and having the added bonus of avocado would make it even better. Those ☘ tortilla chips are perfect, along with the veggies. Loved the Irish Blessing that you shared. Happy St. Patrick’s Day fun to you, sweet Mary!
Happy St. Patrick’s day! Love the hummus! Chips are cute!
Happy St Patrick’s Day Mary!!!! Love the little shamrocks.xoxo
What a cute and great idea!….love, love it Mary!….Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
This all looks so nummy—really love the crackers—which you could do in any shape…Nummy! Sandi
Erin go Bragh, Mary!
I like your green food choices, Mary. I’m going to try making my own chips. Great idea to bake them. Hope you and your girls are having a great St. Patrick’s Day.
Sounds oh so good! Will put this on my must try list! I LOVE humus and avocado, so I know I’ll Love this! Thanks Mary!
Sounds so good Mary, and the cute shamrock chips are the best! I think avocado must be the new “black,” is seems to be all the rage in healthy cooking these days…I’ve seen it in a lot of chocolate dessert recipes lately…Hope you had a wonderful Irish celebration! Happy Spring~
Wonderful Irish Pub fare; the shamrock chips are so festive!!! Love, love, love them. Have not seen them at grocery store in my area, any suggestions? Would love to make them. Thanks for sharing, you are so creative.
These look so festive!!! 😍 can this be made the night before? Wondering if it will turn brown from the avocados…
Yes, the lemon juice keeps it from turning brown. Store in a sealed container, give a stir the next day and drizzle with additional olive oil before serving. Enjoy! ☘️