Avocado Dip & Topping

I came up with the recipe for this avocado dip and topping when I learned that a serving of avocado on the State of Slim program is 1/3 of a medium avocado.  One. Third.  I mean, talk about depressing!  Avocado is so delicious, I can eat a whole one just to myself!  But I wanted to find a way for my personal chef clients, and myself, to enjoy the flavor and creamy texture of avocado, without eating too much.  So I figured, why not bulk it up with a bunch of other stuff so that the amount of avocado is extended, thereby increasing your enjoyment.  Genius.  Sometimes I deserve a pat on the back.

This avocado topping is a favorite with my clients.  It is delicious on top of burrito bowls, taco salad, and just about anything where you want avocado.  It also makes a great dip for fresh veggies.  And the added bonus is that the yogurt, lime juice, and green herbs helps keep the avocado green for much longer than normal.  You can make a big batch to keep in your refrigerator!  It’s not a bad idea to press a little plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the dip, to further help prevent browning.  But it’s not mandatory.  Make this dip and go forth and enjoy avocado!  You’re welcome.

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Avocado Dip & Topping – State of Slim Phase 2

Makes 3 servings

1 medium sized ripe avocado, peeled and pit removed

1/2 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt

1 clove of garlic

1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)

2 green onions, roughly chopped

small handful of cilantro leaves (about 1/3 cup loosely packed)

Salt (or salt substitute) and freshly ground pepper to taste

Put all of the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

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