Nothing is music to my ears like a recipe that calls for a handful of ingredients, 5 minutes and a blender. Especially when you have one that is as flavorful and versatile as this Avocado Cilantro Dip.
People have a love/hate relationship with cilantro. Which camp do you fall in? Are you a cilantro lover? Or not so much? If you fall in the not-so-much camp, this recipe isn’t for you. But this simple Fresh Feta Spread or easy Avocado Cumin Yogurt Dip are great alternatives. If you are a cilantro lover, keep reading, because this recipe is crazy delicious and oh, so easy to make.
I love the taste and smell of cilantro. Toss it in a dip filled with fresh avocado and salty feta cheese, and I am in dip heaven. This Avocado Cilantro Dip is an easy way to get all of the Tex-Mex flavors with minimal prep involved. Just throw it all in a blender, blend until smooth and voila – it’s ready to go.
Use it as a sauce for a burger, slather it on top of a taco or simply eat it straight up like a dip. No matter what tool you use to get it into your mouth, you can’t go wrong with this Avocado Cilantro Dip.
There is a subtle heat from the crushed red pepper that hits you right at the end. Like spicier food? Add more crushed red pepper. Want a milder flavor? Add a half of a fresh jalapeno that has been seeded instead. Want a smoky flavor? Add a roasted poblano pepper. No matter how you make it, you can’t go wrong.
Not only is this recipe versatile, it’s the perfect way to use those fresh avocados that are too soft for this Avocado Feta Salsa. Plus it’s a snap to make. And with only a handful of ingredients, the cilantro flavor shines through, and that makes this cilantro lover a happy girl.
Avocado Cilantro Dip
- 1 ripe avocado, pitted and scooped from skin
- Juice of one lime
- 1/2 cup feta cheese
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 cup cilantro
- 3 green onions, sliced
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- Place the avocado in a blender and pour lime juice directly over it. (This helps prevent browning of dip.) Add feta cheese, salt, crushed red pepper, cilantro and green onions to blender. Blend until mixed. Slowly pour olive oil into blender and combine.
- Serve with chips, jicama or use a spread for burger.
If dip is too thick, add a little more olive oil or lime juice to get to desired consistency.