Every great party needs a good dip. Without dip a party just falls apart, and you’re left with a room full of sad, hungry people. Okay okay, I may be overdramatizing things just a little. But dip is most definitely party food. So “save” yourself and your party guests with this creamy dreamy 5-Minute Herby Avocado Yogurt Dip!
Everything You AVO Wanted to Know About Avocados
My 5-Minute Herby Avocado Yogurt Dip is so easy to make, delicious, and packed with simple, nourishing ingredients like Greek yogurt, fresh herbs, avocado, and lime juice. Before I get to sharing the recipe, I want to highlight my favorite heart healthy ingredient – avocado.
Avocados are a one of a kind food, and I absolutely love them. The green interior has a creamy, butter-like quality when perfectly ripe, but without the high saturated fat and cholesterol content.
Avocados are nutrient dense; they’re packed with water, fiber, heart healthy fats, cholesterol-lowering plant sterols, phytonutrients, and several vitamins and minerals. A single serving (50 g) of avocado contains 80 calories, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 1 g polyunsaturated fat, 1 g saturated fat, and 3 g fiber, not to mention lutein, zeaxanthin, potassium, iron, folate, vitamins K, E, and C, and several B vitamins.
The Good Kind of Fat
Though much higher in fat than other fruits (because avocado is a fruit) and vegetables, the primary fat found in avocados is monounsaturated fat. Both monounsaturated fats and the naturally occurring phytosterols (plant sterols) found in avocados have LDL cholesterol (the bad kind of cholesterol) lowering effects. Moderate consumption of unsaturated fats over saturated fats can help reduce one’s risk of heart disease.
Additionally, the heart healthy fats and oils found in avocados help the body to absorb fat soluble vitamins like A, D, E, and K and promote satiety.
More recipes with heart healthy avocado that you will love:
3 Ways to Enjoy Avocados
Avocados are good for way more than avocado toast and guacamole. Mild in flavor and buttery in texture, nutrient dense avocados are the perfect addition to creamy dips, like my 5-Minute Herby Avocado Yogurt Dip, sauces, smoothies, and baked goods. Try...
Replacing the butter in your favorite cookie recipe with equal parts avocado to reduce the saturated fat content.
Tossing 1/3 of an avocado into your breakfast smoothie for healthy fats, fiber, and to promote satiety.
Making a creamy pasta sauce or dipping sauce with pesto and avocado.
I have nothing against avocado toast and guacamole, I just (avoca)don’t want you to miss out on the many ways you can incorporate avocado into your diet. Now, let’s get this party started and make some dip!
What’s in This Recipe?
Greek yogurt – rich in protein, calcium, and probiotics
Avocado – contains heart healthy fats, fiber, plant sterols, vitamins, and minerals
Anaheim or jalapeño pepper – rich in vitamin C
Fresh herbs – cilantro and basil
Seasonings – garlic powder, salt, and pepper
Lime juice – rich in vitamin C
5-Minute Herby Avocado Yogurt Dip
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Total time: 5 minutes
1/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 Anaheim pepper (or jalapeño for more spice), de-seeded and roughly chopped
1/3 cup fresh cilantro, loosely packed
2 tbsp. fresh basil (3-4 large leaves), roughly chopped
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
Juice of half a lime
Combine the above ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse until fully combined and smooth.
Scrap the dip into a bowl and serve with dippers of choice.