Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip

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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.

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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.

SEVEN PM.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

Ingredients:

  • 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)

Directions:

  1. 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.
Nutrition Information:

Calories: 127 Fat: 11g Carbohydrates: 6g Protein: 3g

 

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22 Responses to “Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip”

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    Sophia @ NY Foodgasm — January 14, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    This sounds delish and VERY healthy! LOVE it! Protein packed too! Also love that the greek yogurt takes up a lot of mass in this since avocado is high in fat, good fat, but fat none the less.

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    • Christine replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 2:49 pm

      thank sophia – it also keep this dip from turning that yucky brown color, which is an added bonus!

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      • Lauren @ Hall Nesting replied: — January 15th, 2014 @ 8:26 am

        Looks great! I was going to ask how you keep it that color!

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    Christina@Asoulfultwist — January 14, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

    Using Greek Yogurt was a great idea, packed with protein and looks delicious!

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    • Christine replied: — January 14th, 2014 @ 2:51 pm

      thanks christina!

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — January 14, 2014 @ 5:44 pm

    Girl, I am totally making your luscious dip for the Super Bowl! We shall compare notes as to how we and others enjoy our dips. Love that you added tahini, too. But, hey…I’m totally with you on the nap thang. When your body or brain needs it, you must cave. Sleep is good for your metabo, therefore it must be the second best thing to the gym. Right? Thanks for sharing!

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    • Christine replied: — January 15th, 2014 @ 10:39 am

      lol yes I try and make that kind of rationale on the naps too! and tahini is sooo good, obviously I could just eat it on it’s own but it really added the perfect flavor and texture to this one! thanks stacy :)

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    Rachel @LittleChefBigAppetite — January 14, 2014 @ 5:54 pm

    THIS.LOOKS.TO.DIE.FOR. I love that you added Tahini – such a good idea!

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    • Christine replied: — January 15th, 2014 @ 10:46 am

      thanks Rachel! I really think the tahini makes all the difference!

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    Alyssa @ My Sequined Life — January 15, 2014 @ 1:23 am

    Uhh, yum!! If I wasn’t about to fall asleep I’d be hightailing it to the store for some avocados, stat. Love that this is deceptively healthy…a welcome respite from snacks full of empty carbs!

    Thanks for sharing :)

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    • Christine replied: — January 15th, 2014 @ 11:03 am

      thanks Alyssa – it’s def worth trying out once you get some shut eye!

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    Jessica @ Jessiker Bakes — January 15, 2014 @ 10:37 am

    Here comes Christine with amazing looking food again! Avocado dip? Yes Yes Yes. Side Note: Where on earth did you get those pretzels/crackers from? They look so delicious too!

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    • Christine replied: — January 15th, 2014 @ 11:08 am

      Aww you are too kind girrrrl!! and they are Trader Joe’s Pretzel Slims – sooo tasty!

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    Chris @ Shared Appetite — January 15, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    I am obsessed with dips! And I am pretty obsessed with avocados. And it’s healthy enough for me to keep my commitment to eating better?! Oh. my. word. I need this in my life immediately! Pinning :)

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    • Christine replied: — January 15th, 2014 @ 1:06 pm

      I know dips are everything, aren’t they? thanks Chris!

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    Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron — January 15, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

    YUM!!!! I am obsessed with avocados and what a great idea to dip pretzel crisps in it. Love those yummy little snacks.

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    • Christine replied: — January 16th, 2014 @ 2:06 pm

      I know pretzel crisps are deadly! but good thing is I also had this with some carrots and that was just as good, too :)

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    Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps — January 15, 2014 @ 11:42 pm

    Mmmm I love me a good healthy dip, and I REALLY love me a good healthy AVOCADO dip. Yum yum!

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    • Christine replied: — January 16th, 2014 @ 2:11 pm

      thanks Nicole!

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    dina — January 17, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    i love avocados. this sounds like an amazing dip!

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    Lindsey — February 4, 2014 @ 11:48 am

    Oh my. Thank you! I have just made this and have licked the blender bowl clean!! Delicious – now I am going to try making your other dips, thank you!

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    • Christine replied: — February 4th, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

      lol I’m glad I’m not the only one who did that! so happy you enjoyed it Lindsey, please keep coming back for more!

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