Monday, May 4, 2015

Creamy Avocado Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip is a super simple dip full of Mexican flavors. When I say simple I truly mean it. All you need is a blender and some avocados, yogurt, garlic, jalapeno, cilantro,lime or lemon juice, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Blend it all up and there you have a tasty dip ready. Other than as a dipping sauce you can use it as a spread/sauce for your sandwiches, rolls, pitas, pastas

Guacamole (another avocado dip) is probably the most popular Mexican dips. This dip might use the same base (avocados) as the guacamole but is definitely different interms of taste and texture. To begin with, this dip is smooth & creamy whereas guacamole is usually chunky and crunchy (from onions). Guacamole gets the tanginess from tomatoes and lime/lemon juice where as tomatoes have been replaced by yogurt in this dip. 

This was one of the appetizer's for my daughter's second birthday. Since it was a morning (lunch) celebration, I wanted to keep things simple yet flavorful.  Had plans to make Guacamole but thought of blending avocado with some yogurt and it turned out yum. So had to share the recipe with all. Its a good change to the popular guacamole especially if you are in no mood to chop onions and tomatoes. 

Now to the recipe...




Ingredients: 
2 ripe avocados
1/4 cup yogurt (using full fat plain yogurt)
1/2 jalapeno de-seeded
1 clove of garlic
juice of 1/2 lemon (or to taste)
handful of cilantro leaves 
1/8th tsp pepper powder (or to taste)
1/2 tsp salt (or to taste)
1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder 

Method: 
In a blender add all the ingredients like avocado (scoop out the flesh and add only that), jalapeno, yogurt, garlic, cilantro leaves, salt, pepper, cumin seeds powder and lemon/lime juice. Blend until smooth and creamy. Remove it in a serving bowl and serve immediately or refrigerate for up to 2 days. 



Notes: 
  • Instead of yogurt sour cream can also be used. 
  • Garlic and cumin can be adjusted to taste. Also adjust heat to your taste.
  • Since this dip has avocado, its best to use immediately. But you can also store it in airtight container in refrigerator for up to 2 day, however slight discoloration may occur. 



That's it, our smooth & Creamy Avocado Dip is ready. Serve it with your favorite chips or veggies. Enjoy!!

Happy Snacking!!
Shweta


5 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! What a beautiful coloured dip. It is so simple to make, I am just waiting to lay my hands on avocado and am definitely making this soonly! I LOVE guacamole and I can only imagine how yummy this would be. Beautiful pictures as always Shweta :)

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  2. WOW!!What a great presentation!!Its beautiful , yummy and my fav :)

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  3. Awesome Presentation. Lovely dip :)

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  4. beautiful presentation Shweta.. loved it...making the marks on the surface of the dip was a great touch!!

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  5. wow..loved the presentation,superb..yummy dip as well !!

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