Homemade Horseradish and Avocado Hummus

Homemade Horseradish

  • 1 cup peeled and diced horseradish root
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise (optional)

In a food processor, pulse the horseradish root until it's very finely minced into a pulpy texture.  Add the sugar and vinegar and pulse a few times.  Add the mayonnaise if you'd like a creamy-style horseradish.

Store in an airtight container in the fridge - the flavor will develop over a few days as the sugar and vinegar ferment a little, intensifying the flavor of the horseradish.

Avocado Hummus

  • 2 avocados, diced
  • 1 can garbanzo beans, drained
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • 3 tablespoons horseradish (or substitute a diced jalapeno)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper
In a food processor, puree all ingredients until smooth and creamy.  Adjust seasoning as needed.  To serve, sprinkle with more freshly cracked pepper, salt and paprika.