The hardest part about making dips that are both flavorful and delicious is that they’re usually packed with mayonnaise and sour cream which are heavenly, but not very healthy — certainly not anywhere as nutritious as a rich avocado, which is a great substitute.

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Avocados have the creamiest consistency for making a dip. They’re packed with the antioxidants beta-carotene and vitamins C and E. Even better is that you can add to this recipe virtually any fresh herb you can find. I have cilantro, dill and garlic chives growing like weeds in my garden, so that’s the combination that I used, but now that Kenya seems to want to eat this dip at every meal, next week it could be basil, parsley and tarragon. 

No matter what vegetable you are serving, it will be a perfect match with this dip.

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Avocado Herb Dip

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Author: Catherine McCord
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 3 minutes

Ingredients  

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise or Vegannaise
  • 2 Tbsp Plain Yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp Herbs (I used cilantro, dill and garlic chives and a pinch of marjoram, but you could use tarragon, basil, parsley, or anything you enjoy)
  • 1 1/2 Tsp lemon juice

Instructions 

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  • Serve.

Nutrition

Sodium: 80mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 6g | Calories: 160kcal | Fat: 13g | Protein: 3g | Carbohydrates: 10g
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About the Author

Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.

Comments

  1. Hi,

    Great site!

    Wondering what the purple fruit (or vegetable?) is in the lower center (right of the tomoato) of the photo.

    I’m sure you have so much more produce to choose from in L.A. I’m in Omaha, Nebraska…stuck with mostly the basics. 🙁

    Thanks!

    Lori

  2. This will be good for 2-3 days, if you get any oxidation on top of the avocado dip (it turns brown) just mix it up and it will be good as new 🙂

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