Archive | April, 2011

Avocado and Yogurt Dip

There is nothing I love more than a few nibbles and a really great dip! The problem is that all too often they are high in salt, sugar and full of chemicals and other cr*p. I came across this recipe a couple of months ago and although it is extremely healthy, it is very tasty indeed!

The yogurt (especially Total brand) is an excellent protein source. The avocado is high in cholesterol lowering monounsaturated fats, vitamins B, E and K and is high in fiber. 

For those watching their budgets this dip is also very cheap to make!

Ingredients:

2 cups chopped avocado (about 2)

1 cup Greek yogurt (such as Total)  You could also use low fat but I tend to avoid using low fat as often means more sugar!

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

2/3 cup chopped fresh chives

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley (optional)

A little salt if desired

Very simple! Put avocado, yogurt, lemon juice, vinegar, 1/3 cup chives, parsley, and salt to taste in a small food processor or blender and puree until creamy.  Stir in the remaining chives, reserving some to garnish the dip. Serve with assorted fresh vegetables such as raw or lightly steamed carrots, broccoli, peppers, snow peas etc.

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