Have you ever noticed that when you buy cilantro from the store, it is usually way more than you need? Unless of course you need a lot, and then it is never enough. As I was staring at half of a bunch of cilantro that was a few days away from turning, I scrambled to find a way to use it. Many times when I create a new recipe, it takes me at least four times to get it just right. My Whole Wheat Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin recipe took 11 attempts before I felt like it was good enough to share. Smoky Avocado Dip with Cilantro took just one try, and came together in about five minutes. This is now your new go to “crap I forgot there was a potluck at work today” dip.
Smoky Avocado Dip With Cilantro
Healthy Five Minute Smoky Avocado Dip With Cilantro. Your new favorite go-to recipe for last-minute parties, barbecues, and midnight snacks.
- 1 medium avocado
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt*
- 1 lime juiced
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 green onion
- 1 tsp olive oil
*If you want to make this dairy-free, replace the Greek yogurt with 2/3 cup of cooked white beans
Chop the bunch of cilantro in half to make sure the cup is packed mainly with leaves. Roll the lime on the counter, applying pressure, before cutting. This will "prime" the lime to produce more juice.
Place all ingredients in a food processor, and press the "on" button for 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides, and mix for another 30 seconds.
This avocado dip is full of good for you fats, and is filling as a snack or sandwich spread. Pair it with The Best Homemade Hummus for a complete healthy spread for your next party, barbecue, or midnight snack. An assortment of cut veggies and tortilla chips makes the avocado dip inviting to all family and friends. Smoky Avocado Dip With Cilantro is also extra versatile because it can be made vegan/dairy-free to accommodate many dietary needs.
Did I mention it is a five minute process? Oh I did? What are you waiting for; go make it!