Use this easy cilantro avocado dip to jazz up the flavors in your next burrito bowl or on top of a quesadilla. This recipe is also a fantastic veggie dip in place of hummus!
Ingredients in cilantro avocado dip
Plain whole milk greek yogurt
Plain whole milk greek yogurt is one of my favorite lower fat, higher protein ingredients to use in place of mayo to add creaminess to recipes without unnecessary calories. While you could make this recipe with fat-free greek yogurt, note that it might be more tart and you may need to adjust other ingredients to get the flavors right.
If you don’t know what to do with the rest of your whole milk greek yogurt…then you need to make my macro friendly chicken salad!
I find this recipe works best using 1 whole medium/large hass avocado. You could certainly add more or less depending on what you have on hand at the time. I always purchase my avocados in bulk from Sams, because they are consistently high quality. This recipe is great because it calls for the entire avocado…leaving none to brown in the fridge!
The lime juice is important to help prevent browning and keep the vibrant green color of this dip. You could add more or less depending on your taste preferences.
Herbs + Seasoning
Keep it simple with a handful of fresh cilantro along with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Or add some heat with 1 medium jalapeño pepper…don’t forget to remove the seeds!
This recipe makes ~1.5 cups. I recommend storing it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You may need to give it a stir before serving if it has been sitting overnight!
How to serve cilantro avocado dip
I originally created this recipe to add to our meal prep burrito bowls in place of plain avocado. I loved it so much that I now use it as a veggie dip during the week. It’s simple to make and helps me eat more veggie during the day…that’s a win/win for me!
Cilantro Avocado DipPrint Recipe
- 0.5 cup plain whole milk greek yogurt
- 1 large hass avocado
- 1 medium lime, juiced
- 1 cup fresh cilantro or to taste
- 0.25 tsp garlic powder
- 0.5 tsp salt or to taste
- 0.5 tsp pepper
- Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until smooth
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge