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Creamy, Healthy Summer Avocado Dip

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A tasty, creamy avocado dip pairs delightfully with roasted potato wedges, veggies, or chips. This recipe will give you all the summer vibes and refresh your appetizer menu for warm weather entertaining.

Pureed avocado with a lime on top, surrounded by roasted and sliced purple sweet potatoes on a white plate.

One of my favorite summer foods is avocados. And my favorite summer snack is creamy avocado dip.

I created this recipe one day when I wanted a healthy snack and had dry roasted some potato wedges in the oven. Needing something, anything, to dip my potato wedges, I got a bit creative. Ketchup wouldn’t suffice this time.

I didn’t have enough avocado to make guacamole for my huge tray of roasted potatoes. So I decided to experiment with Fage (“fa-yeh”), a Greek yogurt that’s high in protein and low in sugar. The plain variety is tangy and reminds me of a more nutrient-dense version of sour cream. I went for it and the result was delicious and addictive.

I never feel guilty after snacking on this stuff.

My creamy avocado dip is made in less than ten minutes with minimal utensils. Plus, it can be flavored with whatever spices or herbs you love and have available. 

Cut avocados with sea salt on a dark, wood table.

What is avocado dip?

An avocado dip consists of mashed avocados, something creamy to blend it with, and some fresh lime juice and salt. Those are really all the basic ingredients you need to make it. It’s so versatile, though, if you feel the need to add more spices.

The great thing about dips is they can always be a topping for a meal if you aren’t into snack foods like dips. You can top virtually any Mexican dish with this, too. Additionally: a burger, a salad, veggies—the sky really is the limit! 

It’s known for cooling down and complementing spicy dishes, adding a creamy texture and rich flavor to whatever it’s paired with. Add in some Greek yogurt and you’ve got a hearty snack. High in protein, it goes well with raw or roasted veggies or chips. 

An avocado cut in half with sea salt and limes on a hardwood table.

Benefits of Creamy Avocado Dip

It’s full of magnesium, potassium, fiber, and healthy fats from the avocado, and it has calcium and protein from the Fage. Definitely a filling and nutritious snack.  

Ingredients consisting of limes, green yogurt, sea salt, and avocados spread across a walnut-stained table.

Ingredients – Creamy Avocado Dip

Hass avocados – Any large avocado will do, but this is what I use for this recipe.

FageThis thick Greek-style yogurt is unflavored and unsweetened. It is a bit tangy, but helps add some creaminess and protein to the dip.

Lime Lime juice is added to this dip to add flavor and a bit of acidity to it. If you don’t have lime, you can use lemon juice instead.

SaltI love to use sea salt, but table salt will also add enough flavor to this simple dip.

A cutting board with raw, sliced purple sweet potatoes and a cut avocado sitting on it.

Tools You May Need

Masher or electric hand blender

Small mixing bowl

Knife, for cutting the avocados and limes open

Cutting board

How to Make Creamy Avocado Dip

1. Cut avocados in half. Remove the pit and skins next. Mash/blend avocados with the Fage. 

A wood cutting board with a glass of avocados and greek yogurt, ready to be blended using a blue electric hand blender.

2. Take half a lime and squeeze the juice of this into the bowl and add salt to taste.

A white bowl filled with a creamy avocado dip, sitting on a wood cutting board with a butcher's knife and limes surrounding it.

3. Stir and enjoy! 

A small white, cushioned bench with a white plate that has roasted, sliced purple sweet potatoes next to a huge dollop of guacamole dip with a lime garnish.

Tips for Making Creamy Avocado Dip

I’ve made this recipe as listed above, and I’ve also made it a bit differently other times. For example, I’m made it heavier on the Fage yogurt—as a creamier avocado-flavored sour cream dip—too. Depending on your preferences, you may like it more like a guacamole dip. In which case you’d just follow the recipe as is. But if you truly like more of a sour cream dip with a hint of avocado, you can double the amount of Fage for this style of dip. I’ve tried it both ways and they’re both delicious. Depends on my mood and how many ripe avocados I have on hand. 

This can be served with so many different dishes. I prefer to use it as a dip for tortilla chips or oven-roasted potato wedge fries. It’s also a great topping for chili, nachos, salads, or rice bowls. It’s so versatile and the perfect accompaniment to your summer faves!

Another way this recipe is flexible is you can add any extras into the mix: garlic, red onion, and really any herb you like. Cilantro is particularly delicious in any type of avocado dish, so feel free to add this if you like it. 

Sliced purple sweet potatoes sitting next to avocados on a cutting board.

Creamy Avocado Dip

A tasty, creamy avocado dip pairs delightfully with roasted potato wedges, veggies, or chips. This recipe will give you all the summer vibes and refresh your appetizer menu for warm weather entertaining.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword avocado dip, easy appetizers, easy dip, healthy recipes, vegetarian recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 300kcal

Equipment

  • masher or electric hand blender
  • small mixing bowl
  • knife
  • cutting board

Ingredients

  • 2 hass avocados
  • 1/2 cup Fage 5%
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt, to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit and skin. Mash/blend avocados with the Fage yogurt in a small mixing bowl. 
  • Take half of a lime and squeeze the juice into the bowl and add salt to taste. 
  • Stir thoroughly before serving. Can be stored in the fridge for no more than a day and is best served fresh.

Notes

I’ve made this recipe as listed above, and I’ve also made it a bit differently other times. For example, I’m made it heavier on the Fage yogurt—as a creamier avocado-flavored sour cream dip—too. Depending on your preferences, you may like it more like a guacamole dip. In which case you’d just follow the recipe as is. But if you truly like more of a sour cream dip with a hint of avocado, you can double the amount of Fage for this style of dip. I’ve tried it both ways and they’re both delicious. Depends on my mood and how many ripe avocados I have on hand. 
This can be served with so many different dishes. I prefer to use it as a dip for tortilla chips or oven-roasted potato wedge fries. It’s also a great topping for chili, nachos, salads, or rice bowls. It’s so versatile and the perfect accompaniment to your summer faves!
Another way this recipe is flexible is you can add whatever flavors and spices you like. Cilantro goes well in this Tex-Mex dish. Jalapeños, garlic, or chopped, dried chilies would be good as well. You really can make it to match your tastes.

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