The hummus in this recipe has many traditional ingredients, including tahini, olive oil and lemon, and one not so expected ingredient: avocado. The creamy avocado adds a soft green color, rich flavor and enough natural fat to be able to cut back on the olive oil needed to whip up smooth and luscious. Recipe developed by Melissa Gaman for Food Network Kitchen.
Combine the chickpeas and 2 tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the can in a food processor. Add half of the avocado, the tahini, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, 1 tablespoon olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and process until mostly smooth, scraping down the bowl occasionally. Add 2 to 3 ice cubes and process until fluffy and smooth, adding 1 to 2 more tablespoons chickpea liquid if the hummus is too thick. Season with salt and pepper and add 1 more tablespoon lemon juice to taste, if needed.
Combine the carrots, cucumber, radishes and microgreens in a medium bowl. Drizzle with the remaining 1 teaspoon each lemon juice and olive oil and season with salt and pepper; toss gently.
Divide the hummus among shallow bowls, using the back of a spoon to make space for the vegetables. Add the vegetables to the bowls, then thinly slice the remaining avocado half and add to the bowls. Sprinkle the vegetables with the everything seasoning and a pinch of salt. Drizzle with more olive oil and serve with bread.