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.
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.
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.
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 – Creamy Avocado Dip
Hass avocados – Any large avocado will do, but this is what I use for this recipe.
Fage – This 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.
Salt – I love to use sea salt, but table salt will also add enough flavor to this simple dip.
Tools You May Need
Masher or electric hand blender
Small mixing bowl
Knife, for cutting the avocados and limes open
How to Make Creamy Avocado Dip
1. Cut avocados in half. Remove the pit and skins next. Mash/blend avocados with the Fage.
2. Take half a lime and squeeze the juice of this into the bowl and add salt to taste.
3. Stir and enjoy!
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.
Creamy Avocado Dip
- masher or electric hand blender
- small mixing bowl
- cutting board
- 2 hass avocados
- 1/2 cup Fage 5%
- 1/2 lime, juiced
- salt, to taste
- 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.
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