Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)
Is there really anything better than a healthy dip?
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.
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.
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.
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.
And hello – that texture!! How could you not want to dive in?
Ultra Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients + 5 Minutes!)
- 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
- 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.
Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in January 2014 and has been updated with new photos and a slightly modified recipe.
This sounds delish and VERY healthy! LOVE it! Protein packed too! Also love that the greek yogurt takes up a lot of mass in this since avocado is high in fat, good fat, but fat none the less.
thank sophia – it also keep this dip from turning that yucky brown color, which is an added bonus!
Looks great! I was going to ask how you keep it that color!
Using Greek Yogurt was a great idea, packed with protein and looks delicious!
Girl, I am totally making your luscious dip for the Super Bowl! We shall compare notes as to how we and others enjoy our dips. Love that you added tahini, too. But, hey…I’m totally with you on the nap thang. When your body or brain needs it, you must cave. Sleep is good for your metabo, therefore it must be the second best thing to the gym. Right? Thanks for sharing!
lol yes I try and make that kind of rationale on the naps too! and tahini is sooo good, obviously I could just eat it on it’s own but it really added the perfect flavor and texture to this one! thanks stacy 🙂
THIS.LOOKS.TO.DIE.FOR. I love that you added Tahini – such a good idea!
thanks Rachel! I really think the tahini makes all the difference!
Uhh, yum!! If I wasn’t about to fall asleep I’d be hightailing it to the store for some avocados, stat. Love that this is deceptively healthy…a welcome respite from snacks full of empty carbs!
Thanks for sharing 🙂
thanks Alyssa – it’s def worth trying out once you get some shut eye!
Here comes Christine with amazing looking food again! Avocado dip? Yes Yes Yes. Side Note: Where on earth did you get those pretzels/crackers from? They look so delicious too!
Aww you are too kind girrrrl!! and they are Trader Joe’s Pretzel Slims – sooo tasty!
I am obsessed with dips! And I am pretty obsessed with avocados. And it’s healthy enough for me to keep my commitment to eating better?! Oh. my. word. I need this in my life immediately! Pinning 🙂
I know dips are everything, aren’t they? thanks Chris!
YUM!!!! I am obsessed with avocados and what a great idea to dip pretzel crisps in it. Love those yummy little snacks.
I know pretzel crisps are deadly! but good thing is I also had this with some carrots and that was just as good, too 🙂
Mmmm I love me a good healthy dip, and I REALLY love me a good healthy AVOCADO dip. Yum yum!
i love avocados. this sounds like an amazing dip!
Oh my. Thank you! I have just made this and have licked the blender bowl clean!! Delicious – now I am going to try making your other dips, thank you!
lol I’m glad I’m not the only one who did that! so happy you enjoyed it Lindsey, please keep coming back for more!