I’m not a big fan of avocados…..so you may be wondering why I made this avocado veggie dip. Well, the recipe just looked too good not to try!
The original recipe was in a local magazine and I just tweaked some of the ingredients that I thought would make it more to my liking.
Now my husband loves avocados, another reason to try the dip))) I’ve always just thought of them being high in fat….but did you know?
- Has more potassium than a banana
- Full of Vitamin E which is good for your skin
- Contains monosaturated fats which help lower bad cholesterol
- A good substitute for butter or mayonnaise in recipes
- Often referred to as a “superfood”
- A good source of folate
Avocado Veggie Dip
Mix it Up!
Slice the avocados, scoop out the flesh, and put it in a blender or food processor. I have a Ninja blender and it worked great for this recipe. It’s mostly been used for smoothies)))
Add the rest of the ingredients except the chives and blend away until nice and creamy.
The avocado veggie dip should be nice and creamy with no lumps. Add the chives last and just stir in. You can use fresh or dried chives. I didn’t have fresh chives so I used dried. Also, you can use fresh lemon juice or bottled.
Serve the Avocado Veggie Dip
Serve this creamy dip chilled with fresh crisp vegetables like celery sticks, cucumber slices, pepper strips, and carrot sticks. I haven’t tried it with broccoli or cauliflower but it would probably be good with those as well. Also, it’s great with chips and crackers. I added a tiny sprinkle of cayenne pepper more for looks than anything.
This recipe yielded about 2 1/2 cups of delicious dip. Store in the refrigerator in a tightly covered container. It will thicken up a bit after refrigeration.
is my avocado ripe?
Shop for Avocados
- Color: Look for dark green to black skin.
- Texture: Gently squeeze, it should yield slightly but still feel firm.
- Stem: Remove the stem – if it comes off easily and reveals green underneath, it’s ripe.
- Touch: Check for a slightly bumpy surface.
- Smell: Give it a sniff – a sweet aroma indicates ripeness.
- To ripen an avocado quickly, place it in a paper bag at room temperature with a ripe banana or apple. Check it after 1-3 days by gently squeezing it to see if it’s soft and ripe.
Avocado Veggie Dip
- Blender or food processor
- 2 med ripe avocados
- 1 cup sour cream
- 4 oz cream cheese
- ¼ cup olive oil extra virgin
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 2 T lemon juice fresh or bottled
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp seasoned salt
- ½ tsp Tajin seasoning or seasonsings of choice
- ¼ tsp black pepper
- 1 T chopped green onion include some of the green tops
- 2 T chives fresh or dried
- Slice the avocados, remove the seed, and scoop out the flesh. Blend all the ingredients together except for the chives. Blend or process until smooth. Stir in the chives last.Serve chilled with fresh vegetable sticks like cucumber, peppers, celery, and carrots. Great with chips and crackers too.Sprinkle cayenne pepper on top if desired.Store in the refrigerator in a sealed container.Yields approximately 2.5 cups.
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