Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip
Can we take a second to talk about dips?
Because I am totally, utterly, obsessed with dips.
Give me salsa? I’ll start dunking. A bowl of hummus? I’ll dive in head first.
Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip? All this girrrl needs is a spoon.
Snacking is without doubt my dieting achilles heel. I love pretzels, and Goldfish, and Wheat Thins, and basically anything that’s carby, crunchy, and not resolution-approved. Which, speaking of – How are your resolutions fairing? Are you 12lbs lighter? Is your skin all aglow? Are you a fitness maven that could rival Jillian Michaels?
Because I, on the other hand, skipped the gym last night to take a nap at 7:00pm.
And as if that wasn’t pathetic enough, I did so with all the lights on in my apartment.
Every. Single. Light.
Clearly, I have some work to do.
But workout failures aside, there is the matter of snacks. Or more specifically, my need for a carb + a dip snacking satisfaction. Apparently pretzel rods and Nutella do not make for a rockin’ body (
neither does napping) so sometimes I need to tone it down. I suppose I could just have willpower and enjoy a snacking life of celery and raisins and other atrocious health foods, but… no. I mean, have you seen me hungry? Nay, experienced me hungry? It’s like an outtake from Halloween.
So yeah, restrictive snacking just ain’t my thang. Which is exactly why life needs more avocados – It’s the lazy girrrl’s secret to healthy dipping.
We’ve all heard about the benefits of avocados, so I won’t bore you with the healthy fat, antioxidant-loaded details. The important thing to know is that this dip is the lightest, fluffiest, creamiest guilt-free nosh I have ever had. So smooth, so creamy, so ridiculously tasty! Plus, it’s ready in under 10 minutes. 10 minutes!
Because just when this couldn’t get better, it did.
Other VIP details: This keeps nicely in the fridge for about 5 days, the recipe can easily be doubled or tripled, and it tastes great with just about anything you pair it with.
Ya know… as long as you stay awake to enjoy it.
Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip
Yield: 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
- 2 Medium Avocados
- 2 tbsps Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
- 2 tbsps Tahini Sauce (I used Trader Joe's)
- 1 1/2 tbsps Lemon Juice
- 2 tsps Crushed or Minced Garlic
- 1/2 tsp Salt
- Sesame Seeds & Fresh Cilantro to garnish (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in food processor, pulsing until smooth and scraping the sides as needed. Transfer to serving bowl and garnish with sesame seeds and cilantro if desired, then plate and serve with your choice of crackers, pretzels, or veggies.
Calories: 127 Fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 3g
just make it already, would ya?