tangy creamy low-fat avocado dip from Our Best BitesHave you ever found yourself wandering through Costco or Sam’s Club, nibbling on samples as you play consumer Tetris with your shopping cart and the 6-pack of toilet bowl cleaner, the 3 giant boxes of Fat Boys (glory hallelujah, they found their way to Louisiana), that bag of chocolate covered pomegranate somethings that you sampled and decided that you needed, and then massive amounts of produce because it’s all so pretty and you feel super awesome loading up your cart with all these fresh fruits and veggies (yes, I can hear the keyboard clicks now talking about the evils of buying produce from big box stores and how those big, fat strawberries and juicy golden peaches were actually harvested by Satan himself and how I should be buying organic, local produce. True story: there is literally no organic local produce where I live right now. So it’s Sam’s Club or scurvy.) And then you get home and realize that you have a 12-pack of mangoes and 7 pounds of strawberries and a whole mess of avocados that are perfectly ripe, which means that by the time you wake up tomorrow, they will be overripe and yucky.

And then you remember a post you saw on Two Peas and Their Pod for a creamy, yogurty avocado dip. And you can’t find the recipe because you’re running on about 3 brain cells, so you try to remember what was in it and start throwing things together. And you’re not sure if it was right or not, but you ARE sure that it’s delicious and an amazing dip for your favorite carbs or veggies or for spooning into the pork carnitas you made for dinner. And the best part is that it’s full of things that are good for you–good fats from the avocados, protein and probiotics and no fat from the yogurt, deliciousness from the garlic and spices and lime juice.

You’re going to need cilantro, garlic, fat free plain Greek yogurt, and 2 large, ripe avocados.

tangy avocado dip yogurt avocado cilantro garlicand then you’re going to need 1 green onion, ground cumin, ground coriander, the juice of 1 lime, and Tabasco sauce.

creamy avocado dip spices

Combine all the ingredients except for the cilantro in the jar of your blender or in a container you can use your immersion blender with.

creamy avocado dip ingredients in blender

Blend until smooth. Then add about 1/4 cup cilantro (a small handful) and pulse until it’s incorporated and is the size/texture that you want. Season with kosher salt and Tabasco sauce to taste. If possible, refrigerate for 30-60 minutes before serving.

Creamy tangy low-fat avocado dip from Our Best Bites

 

38 comments

  1. Looks so good! I LOVE avocados. And I also love those pretzel crisps you have pictured with them, so perfect combo. I always get a good laugh at your posts that anticipate the “crazy” responses you’ll get!

  2. This is probably really inappropriate on a post about tangy avocado, but I’d just like to say that I’ve got your Mint Brownies in the oven from your first cookbook…I don’t think they’ll make it to Young Womens tonight. Sorry girls.

  3. Ain’t nothing wrong with Costco produce! This looks delicious, and I have a ripe (Costco) avocado just begging to be used up.

  4. Looks delicious and I have some avocados that would be just right for this today. How long do you think it will keep in the fridge?

    We are a costco produce family. There are 8 of us so we can finish those amounts in no time and sometimes it’s just not economical to worry about being all organic and earth friendly. And Costco is literally in my back yard, so I am green by driving to my very most local store instead of driving 15 miles to buy produce that wasn’t driven as far before it got to the store. It all balances out. 🙂

  5. Thanks for keeping it real, Kate. 🙂 It is a local teeny tiny grocery store for us or scurvy here too. And, the avocado dip looks delicious.

  6. This looks really good! My family loves guacamole, so this will be a nice change to mix it up a little bit. Thanks!

    Sometimes we just have to buy our produce wherever we can get it in a reasonably quick way. I don’t always have time to drive to the big city to visit Whole Foods or other fancy stores for organic produce either. We do our best!

  7. I don’t know if I’ll ever make this because avocados aren’t my favorite food ever, but I just have to tell you that your “Sam’s Club or scurvy” line made me giggle. Thanks for making my morning bright!

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