Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

Is there really anything better than a healthy dip?

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

I suppose there is, of course. But in the world of snacking, healthy dips are without doubt my guiltiest pleasure. When it comes to eating healthy and keeping my diet nice and balanced, my achilles heel has almost always been snacking. I’ll kick off my day with a killer breakfast, then stay strong with a nice lean lunch. But sometime around 4:00pm it all starts to fall apart. A handful of pretzels here, a few Goldfish there, and all of a sudden I’m half-way through a box Wheat Thins and a block of cheddar cheese.

It’s a slippery slope.

So managing my carb cravings has become a necessity, and I’ve found that healthy dips are one of the easiest ways to appease them.

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

The thought process for this particular dip was fairly simple – I wanted guacamole, but was in no mood for the effort. All that slicing, dicing, splicing? It’s a lot. Plus, guac stays green for what, 15 seconds? It’s the sort of thing you really have to commit to, and on your average afternoon I’m not trying to commit to much of anything.

So I took two just-ripe avo’s and threw them into my food processor, then added in tahini, greek yogurt, garlic, and lemon juice. A few minutes of blending and a pinch of salt later, I was gorging on one of the lightest, creamiest dips I’ve ever had, it was seriously delicious.

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

Recipes really don’t get more straightforward that this, so it’s totally something that should be in your rotation — 5 ingredients + 5 minutes? There’s nothing not to love. You can play around with some of the ingredients, like adding more lemon for stronger tang, or a little less tahini for bolder avocado flavor. But the one thing not to mess with is the greek yogurt. For whatever reason greek yogurt keeps this avo dip brilliantly green for DAYS, it’s like a damn miracle. There is clearly some sort of science behind this, but the important thing to know is that this will absolutely not go to waste. Confidently serve it at a brunch or lunch without worrying about it turning green, or make it for yourself on Monday and snack your way through the work week – It lasts for about 5 days in the fridge and holds its taste the entire time.

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

The carb monster in me loves dipping into this with something super salty like pita chips or pretzels, but healthier options like red peppers and carrots pair great as well. This is also oddly versatile – Sub it in wherever you would normally eat avocado, and watch the magic happen. I’ve smothered this on tacos, smeared it on slices of toast, and dolloped it into grain bowls overflowing with veggies – There’s no wrong way to eat it, and the possibilities are endless.

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

And hello – that texture!! How could you not want to dive in?

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)

Ingredients:

  • 2 Medium Avocados
  • 2 tbsps Plain Non-Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 2 tbsps Tahini Sauce (I used Trader Joe’s)
  • 1 1/2 tbsps Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsps Crushed or Minced Garlic
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Crackers, pretzels, or veggies for dipping

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in food processor, pulsing until smooth and scraping the sides as needed.  Transfer to serving bowl and pair with your choice of crackers, pretzels, or veggies. Cover in refrigerator to store for up to 5 days.

Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)so yums.

Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2014 and has been updated with new photos and a slightly modified recipe.

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