June 15, 2012

... Creamy Avocado Dip

This delectable little snacker is brought to you by me (with love) via Pinterest (of course) via Two Peas and Their Pod (how cute is that name?).

It's every bit as good as guacamole, with a brighter flavor and it's just as quick to whip up.  I'm pretty sure this will become a staple in my house this summer!

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip
serves 4

1/2 cup plain fat-free Greek yogurt
2 ripe avocados, peeled and seeded
1 clove garlic, minced
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 tablespoon finely chopped, seeded jalapeno
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
s&p to taste

Place the yogurt, avocados, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice, and cumin in blender or food processor.  Mix until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Serve with pita chips, tortilla chips, or fresh cut veggies.

Taylor's Notes:
Although I did roughly chop the garlic and jalapeno, I didn't worry about how fine of a chop since they were going straight into my food processor.  I used the juice from two small limes and really eyeballed the cilantro and jalapeno.  Just taste it and add more or less depending on what flavors you like best.  And I dare you to not go through an entire bag of pita chips just so you can eat as much of this as possible.  Yep, it's that good.

Know what else is good?  Using it as a spread on a turkey sandwich with Provolone, tomato, sprouts, and a little bacon.  Want proof?  Take a look at this...