Avocado Dip is not only delicious, but it’s also super easy to make, packed with flavor and provides healthy fats. Simply blend together ripe, rich, creamy avocados, cilantro, and cumin with lime juice, it is perfect for summer! 

Pick some avocados up at the farmer’s market or local supermarket and get creative! Don’t let this easy dip get away from your table this summer, it has SO many uses, you can’t help but serve it all the time! Serve with a plate of loaded nachos and a side of Pico de Gallo for a fun meal!

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Healthy and Full of Flavor

This is one of my favorite homemade dips!  Not only is it healthy and full of flavor, it just takes a couple of minutes to prepare. It’s the perfect topping for oven fajitas or tossed with crispy romaine, cucumbers, and croutons!

Avocados are a true superfood containing tons of nutrients, fiber and healthy fats!  Here are just a few of the benefits of enjoying Avocados:

    • May help lower cholesterol
    • Packed with vitamins including potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and vitamin B6
    • Contain Fiber (keeps you feeling full)
    • Tastes delicious

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How to Make Avocado Dip

This avocado dip is similar to a homemade guacamole recipe. The difference is that my guacamole recipe is a bit chunky and contains other ingredients like tomatoes and onions while this dip is creamy and smooth.

  1. Peel and chop a ripe avocado. Add juice from a fresh lime (about ½ cup).
  2. Add chopped cilantro and cumin.
  3. Place in a blender and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and serve.

For avocado lime dressing add buttermilk or substitute with ‘soured milk’ if there’s no buttermilk on hand.

Overhead shot of Avocado Dip and Dressing ingredients in blender, before and after blending together

How Long Does Avocado Dip Last?

There’s no shortage of flavor in this avocado cilantro lime dip. Bright, tangy, and perfect over a mixed greens salad or even as a dip for crudités and crackers! As long as the dip is kept cold, a few quick stirs and a dash of salt will make this dip lasts a day or two… if it lasts that long at the table!

To Store: Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator. It can also be frozen in ice cube trays and popped out to add to a sauce or marinade with the addition of a little olive oil!

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Avocado Dip

This is the perfect dip for nachos or topping for tacos!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cups

Ingredients  

  • 1 avocado ripe
  • ½ fresh Lime juiced
  • ¼ cup cilantro chopped
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • seasoning salt to taste

For Dip

  • ¼ cup buttermilk see note below for substitutions

For Dressing

  • ½ cup buttermilk see note below for substitution

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.
  • Adjust the amount of buttermilk to get desired consistency.

Notes

*NOTE: If you do not have buttermilk you can easily substitute it with soured milk. Place ½ tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar into a ½ cup measuring cup. Top with milk and let sit 5 minutes. Use to replace buttermilk in any recipe!
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 367 | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 1056mg | Fiber: 13g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 662IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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    1. I think it would be delicious but it would likely be a bit thick (perfect for dipping). You might need to thin it out a bit to make it pourable.

  1. Congratulations!! I’ll be featuring your post at the Friday Favorites Link Party tonight at 9pm (EST) :D

  2. This sound like a great salad dressing :) I’ll have to try it out! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Wind-Down Party!

  3. Try substituting unflavored Greek yogurt for the buttermilk… then add some crushed garlic. Yummly! Thanks for your awesome recipies!

      1. Yes and it’s good but does need milk added to get the right consistency. Enjoy!

  4. I just bought avcados and this looks really great. I think I will try it with the buttermilk it sounds really different and we will like trying it out.

  5. Wow, I need to make this for my husband. I like avocados, but he LOVES them. This recipe does look simple and healthy. Thanks for sharing.