I come from an extended family of dippers, which means there is almost always a dip at every family function. Chips, veggies, pitas, bread sticks, fruit, you name it, we dip it. I’m not entirely sure where this obsession with dips originated, but I’m proud to introduce another dip to our already considerable repertoire: Avocado Cumin Yogurt Dip. This dip is loaded with cumin, which makes it a great flavor complement to all of those upcoming Cinco de Mayo celebrations out there. Dial the heat up or down by using as much jalapeño pepper as you like. I used greek yogurt and loved how it thickened the dip. The extra protein was a bonus, too. Heart-healthy avocado gives this dip a gorgeous green color, and the cilantro and lime juice keep the taste fresh and bright.
Another great thing about this recipe? Pop everything into the blender or food processor, give it a few pulses, and it’s ready to go. Slice up some veggies, bake up some pita chips, and you have great option to take to parties where you want to be assured of a healthier snack option. I don’t think anyone will suspect it’s healthy nature, though. My family certainly didn’t. And they are kind of dip snobs.
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