I was planning to make hummus last week because I was really craving a creamy dip to snack on. Upon further investigation into my craving, I came to the conclusion that I also wanted my creamy dip to include avocado. I didn’t think avocado in hummus would be the best combination (though I found a few recipes online), yet I didn’t want to make guacamole. I decided to just stick with the avocado idea but wasn’t sure how I would make the dip creamy. While I could have used sour cream or cream cheese, I didn’t really want to eat a days worth of calories in the form of chips and dip.
That’s when I remembered Greek Yogurt. Have you seen the nutritional stats on the stuff? In one 8 oz container of 0% Fage Greek Yogurt there are: 120 calories, 0 grams of fat, and 20 grams of protein. TWENTY! That’s crazy.
The avocado and greek yogurt made this dip so incredibly creamy and I threw in some chopped roma tomatoes for just a tiny bit of chunkiness. Add in some red onion, little bit of cumin, tons of cilantro and folks, we’ve got some dip! It was a fun alternative to guacamole and hummus, and still satisfied my hummus/avocado craving!
Creamy Avocado Dip
16 oz. 0% Fage Greek Yogurt
2 avocados, cut into chunks
1/4 large red onion, chopped
4 roma tomatoes, seeded and diced
3-4 tbsp cilantro, chopped
1 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp kosher salt
In large food processor, blender, or large bowl using an emulsion blender, puree the greek yogurt, avocados, cumin, and salt. Add the onion and cilantro pulse a couple of times. Pour/scrape into a large bowl and add diced tomatoes. Serve in a colorful(optional) bowl with tortilla chips.