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Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients!)

September 5, 2018 (Last Updated: March 15, 2022) by Chris Collins

This Avocado Dip is the perfect quick fix dip for any occasion. With only 5 ingredients it really couldn’t be more simple to make! 

If like me you’re a sucker for avocado, this dip is going to be right up your street. Plus, it’s truly one of the easiest dips in the world to make! Follow me…

overhead shot of Avocado Dip with pita bread chips dunking in

Creamy Avocado Dip

This avocado dip is creamy, tangy, smooth and insanely delicious! Perfect for parties, great for snacking and even better for faceplanting. It also lends itself so neatly to chips and nachos! Here’s the 5 ingredients you’ll need:

Creamy Avocado Dip Ingredients

  • Avocados – The heart and soul of the dip.
  • Sour Cream – The ‘creamy’ factor in the dip.
  • Jalapeño – Gives a nice gentle kick of spice!
  • Coriander/Cilantro – Whether you love it or hate it, a fresh bunch of coriander is essential.
  • Lime Juice – Cuts through the richness/creaminess

What’s the difference between avocado dip and guacamole?

Now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t this just like guac? Traditional guacamole is made by crushing coriander/cilantro, jalapeño, onion and salt into a paste in a pestle and mortar. Then crushing in avocado and lime juice. It’s got a much ‘chunkier’ texture. I also like putting in garlic and extra virgin olive oil in my guac. In contrast

This avocado dip doesn’t have onion, garlic or olive oil and instead is blitzed in a food processor with sour cream for an ultra-smooth and creamy texture. Perfect for when you’re in a rush and don’t fancy any chopping!

Top Tip – Ensure your avocados are slightly on the riper side of life, but not bruised. If your avocados are underripe you’ll find they don’t blend particularly well. The dip will also taste slightly bitter.

How to make an Avocado Dip - step by step

Avocado Dip FAQ

How do I prevent avocado dip from browning?

Ah-ha yes, avocados one and only downfall (besides the ever-increasing price 😟). I won’t go into the science of why, but as soon as the inside of an avocado greets the air all hell breaks loose. It’s bloomin’ annoying right? Anywho, it’s not so much of a problem if you eat it soon after you make it, but if you’ve got leftovers or want to make the dip in advance you certainly don’t want it coming out brown on the other side.

The best trick I’ve found is to pop it in an airtight container, smooth over the top of the dip then completely cover the top layer with lime juice before sealing the lid. As long as none of the dip has contact with the air, you should be fine for 2-3 days. You can also fill the top layer with lukewarm water too (about 1/2″) if you haven’t got any lime juice. Thanks to Claire at Sprinkles and Sprouts for the water tip 🙂

How spicy is this Avocado Dip?

There’s only 1 deseeded jalapeño in the whole dip, so it’s not too spicy. Having said that, if you’re not good with spice just half the jalapeño and adjust at the end. Just don’t leave it out, it adds gorgeous flavour! With the same token feel free to add more if you love the heat!

Can I use Yogurt instead of Sour Cream?

If you prefer the flavour of yogurt you can use that instead. I recommend Greek Yogurt!

Chicken quesadilla and avocado dip surrounded by jalapenos

Serving Avocado Dip

When it’s smooth and creamy serve up and enjoy! I usually sprinkle over any leftover coriander/cilantro, but that’s totally optional.

What to serve with Avocado Dip?

I’ve also been known to toss leftover avocado dip through pasta, very similar to my Chicken Avocado Pasta!

Okay, let’s tuck into the full recipe for this creamy avocado dip shall we?!

Avocado dip with lime wedges and pita bread

How to make a Creamy Avocado Dip (Full Recipe & Video)

Creamy Avocado Dip with pita bread chips

Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients!)

This Avocado Dip is the perfect quick fix dip for any occasion. With only 5 ingredients it really couldn't be more simple to make!!
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Servings (click & slide): 6
Course: Appetizer / Dip / Finger Food
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories per serving: 162kcal
Cost per serving: £1 / $1


  • Food Processor
  • Spatula
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients (check list):

  • 2 large Avocados, peeled & pitted
  • 1 cup / 250ml Sour Cream, or to preference (see notes)
  • 1 Lime (juice only)
  • 1 large handful Cilantro/Coriander
  • 1 fresh Jalapeño, deseeded
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste


  • Combine all of your ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth.
  • Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly (see notes).

Quick 1 min demo!


a) Make ahead avocado dip without browning - if you want to prepare this in advance I recommend sealing in an airtight container and squeezing a layer of lime juice over the top, before you seal the lid. If you've got no lime juice then lukewarm water will do the trick. Just make sure that no part of the dip is exposed to the air to prevent it from oxidising. Should store in the fridge for 2-3 days, but the sooner used the better 🙂
b) Perfect Avocados - You want them nicely ripe, but not bruised. If they're underripe you run the risk of them not blending properly. The dip will also taste quite bitter. If anything you want them on the slightly more ripe side, but just not bruised.
c) Spice - If you're not good with spice just start off with half the jalapeño and adjust at the end (easier to add more spice than take it out). With the same token feel free to add another if you want it spicy!
d) Thicker dip - the quantities above will result in a rather creamy dip (as the name suggests). For a thicker dip start off with half the sour cream and adjust accordingly.
e) Season well - this is a very simple dip, so to bring out the best in the few ingredients there are, make sure you season well with salt and pepper.
f) Calories - based on using all stated measurements, sharing between 6 with no sides.

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Nutrition Facts
Creamy Avocado Dip (5 Ingredients!)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 125
% Daily Value*
Fat 13.91g21%
Saturated Fat 3.958g20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.375g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.762g
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 38mg2%
Potassium 434mg12%
Carbohydrates 9.3g3%
Fiber 4.7g19%
Sugar 0.77g1%
Protein 2.79g6%
Vitamin A 950IU19%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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  • Reply
    Jessica Levinson
    September 6, 2018 at 2:31 am

    5 stars
    This really looks creamy and delicious! So many ways to enjoy this creamy avocado dip!

    • Reply
      September 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Yep, so many ways it’s quite dangerous

  • Reply
    September 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    5 stars
    Ok I want to put this dip on anything and everything!!! There’s nothing better than avocado!

    • Reply
      September 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Avocado is life.

  • Reply
    Diana Johnson
    September 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    5 stars
    I just love eating this dip with carrots and cucumber sticks!

    • Reply
      September 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Totally agree! *hides full back of chips*

  • Reply
    Morgan B. Eisenberg
    September 5, 2018 at 10:30 pm

    5 stars
    Oooh this looks so delicious. I love traditional guacamole but this creamy dip seems like an awesome alternative.

    • Reply
      September 6, 2018 at 4:01 pm

      I loveeee guac too, sometimes this is a nice change though 🙂