Hummus and Guacamole

Two of my family’s favorites. Well, some of my family. Not everyone likes both. Hubby and I do. Anyway, I digress. After sharing about some great uses for Young Living lemon essential oil, I wanted to share these recipes–no matter whose favorites they are. (And avocados are on sale at Aldi through Tuesday, February 9. If you don’t have an Aldi near you, lobby to get one! They are awesome. More so than the Aldi of my youth.)

But first, have you heard about Young Living’s new Vitality Line? The same top-notch quality as every Young Living essential oil, but specifically labeled as dietary. They come in small 5 ml bottles, so they can become an extension of your spice and flavoring cabinet. These two recipes would be a great application for the Lemon and Lime Vitality oils.


With no further ado, here they are.

Hummus, adapted from a friend, “daizelsmom”

about 2 c cooked chickpeas or 1-16 oz can, liquid drained

4 cloves garlic

1/4-1/2 t cumin

2 T tahini

salt, to taste (I like to use Real Salt, as it is unrefined and full of minerals. I invite you to try Vitacost through this link and we will both receive a $10 credit with their Refer A Friend program. )

black pepper to taste (Young Living also makes black pepper essential oil. A drop of this would be a great addition.)

1/4 c extra virgin olive oil

2 drops Young Living lemon essential oil

Drain liquid from chickpeas, reserving it in a bowl. Add all ingredients except olive oil and essential oil to a food processor. Process until smooth. Gently drizzle in olive oil with food processor running. Transfer to glass or crockery serving bowl and stir in YL lemon essential oil. Tastes bests after flavors have melded. I do not know how long this will keep refrigerated, as it hasn’t lasted longer than 24 hours in this house.

Guacamole, adapted from Alton Brown’s recipe

3 Haas avocados

1 T lime juice (I keep Santa Cruz organic lime juice in my fridge in case I don’t have fresh limes.)

1/2 t salt (Again, Real Salt is fabulous. I’m telling you.)

1/2 t ground cumin

1/2 t cayenne pepper

1/2 medium onion, minced

2-4 cloves garlic, minced

1-2 drops Young Living lime essential oil

Place avocado pulp in bowl and add lime juice. Mash with a manual potato masher. Add salt, cumin, cayenne, and lime essential oil and mash into the avocado. Fold in the onions and garlic. My brother suggests adding one of the avocado seeds to help keep the avocado from oxidizing. Let set at room temperature for an hour before serving.

Disclaimer:  I only use, refer to, and recommend Young Living essential oils for ingesting, diffusing, and topical use, as they have the best quality control and use the Seed-to-Seal process. I encourage you to do thorough research independently.




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