This creamy dip is an entertaining favorite. Healthy dips are always a hit at parties because people get to indulge in their favorite snacks, but without all the saturated fats and icky chemicals found in many store bought dips. Avocado dips are especially great because they are made with avocados – a nutritious powerhouse. They are high in fat, but it is healthy fat. You don’t want to overdo it, but you do need fat in your daily diet and avocados are an excellent source of the best kind of fat for your body. Side dips help you spice up bland foods and can even be a great way to boost your veggie intake.
Planning a party is hard work, especially if you are trying to keep the menu healthy. So many traditional party foods are junk food. There are ways to create a healthy party menu without busting your party budget. It takes a little time and you will need to make a few dishes from scratch, but your guests will be thrilled with the time you invest in their well-being. Looking for healthy party punch? Try our soda alternatives.
Love the idea of serving this dip as part of your complete dinner? We also like Creamy Avocado Dip as a spread on our Spicy Southwestern (meatless) Burger recipe.
Yields: 6 servings | serving size: ¼ cup | Calories: 59 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 2 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 30 mg | Carbohydrates: 4 g | Dietary fiber: 2 g | Sugars: 1 g | Protein: 3 g | SmartPoints: 2 |
- 2 avocados, peeled, seeded
- Juice of 1/2 lime
- 1 small tomato, diced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded & deveined, diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt, low fat or fat free
- ½ teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Sea or Kosher Salt to taste
Add avocados and lime juice to a medium mixing bowl, mash with a potato masher or fork. Add remaining ingredients, stir until combined and a smooth consistency. Refrigerate until ready to eat.
NOTE: This dip also makes a nice spread.
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