Saturday, June 11, 2011

Avocado Ranch Dip

I made this Avocado Ranch Dip a few weeks ago, and was surprised at how tasty it was.  I thought that I'd have to adjust the recipe (like adding Ranch powder) or something, to get it to taste like the "ranch" part of the recipe, but I didn't have to tweak it at all!  The flavors that the herbs bring to the dish are absolutely perfect.  I hope you give it a try.  It's so easy to make, and it will last in the fridge (covered, in a jar) for a week!

Avocado Ranch Dip
2 avocados
1 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley, minced
1 teaspoon fresh dill
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

chips and vegetables for dipping


Mash up avocados.  Chop up your fresh herbs.  (Fresh herbs add such an impacting flavor.  If you don't have fresh, you can use dried herbs, and only use 1/2 tsp of each dried herb, to adjust for the difference.)

Add yogurt, herbs, and spices.   Have your helper stir to combine.

My kids loved this dip.  So did The Husband.  I made the homemade potato chips, that are linked along with this recipe.  It was a great afternoon snack for the kids. 

As for me, I ate it with my turkey burger, and it was fantastic.  Such a great dip, and healthy for you too!  Avocados are a great "good fat" to eat, and since it's saturated with greek yogurt, it's a powerful protein.  Hope you try it.  If you like avocados, you'll love this twist on an old favorite.

1 comment:

linda said...

We are heading to the mountains this weekend, and I just added this to our menu plan.. Thanks for the great recipe, I can't wait to try it.