Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer: Avocado-Hummus Dip with Spinach Tortilla Shamrock Chips!


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

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

Kosher salt

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.

You can find a printable recipe, here.

You can find a round-up of 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

Avocado-Hummus Dip with Shamrock Chips and Irish Flag Veggies

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  23 comments for “Healthy St. Patrick’s Day Appetizer: Avocado-Hummus Dip with Spinach Tortilla Shamrock Chips!

  1. Ellen Stillabower
    March 17, 2016 at 7:25 am

    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!! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

  2. March 17, 2016 at 7:51 am

    What a great little appetizer. So clever with the festive chips – great snack for a boat ride!

  3. March 17, 2016 at 7:51 am

    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

  4. March 17, 2016 at 8:02 am

    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!

  5. Michelle
    March 17, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Happy St. Patrick’s day! Love the hummus! Chips are cute!

  6. Sue
    March 17, 2016 at 8:07 am

    Happy St Patrick’s Day Mary!!!! Love the little shamrocks.xoxo

  7. March 17, 2016 at 9:04 am

    What a cute and great idea!….love, love it Mary!….Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  8. March 17, 2016 at 12:01 pm

    This all looks so nummy—really love the crackers—which you could do in any shape…Nummy! Sandi

  9. March 17, 2016 at 1:11 pm


    Erin go Bragh, Mary!

  10. March 17, 2016 at 7:41 pm

    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.

  11. Cynthia Raines
    March 18, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    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!

  12. March 19, 2016 at 9:14 am

    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~

  13. Kathryn
    February 23, 2019 at 1:38 am

    Hello Mary,
    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.

  14. Joana
    March 12, 2019 at 8:03 am

    These look so festive!!! 😍 can this be made the night before? Wondering if it will turn brown from the avocados…

    • March 12, 2019 at 8:19 am

      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! ☘️

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