Creamy Avocado Dip

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! – Hungry now?  Jump to Recipe 

And when I say any occasion, I truly mean it. Perfect for parties, great for snacking and even better for faceplanting. Just look at that creamy avocado goodness 😍

Creamy Avocado Dip with pita bread chips

Now, I know what you’re thinking, isn’t this just like guac?

And it’s a good question, so let’s quickly discuss.

How to make an Authentic Guacamole

A traditional guac contains 5 ingredients: coriander/cilantro, jalapeno, onion, avocado and lime juice. Other common ingredients in a non-traditional guac are garlic, tomatoes and cumin. Traditional guacamole is made by crushing coriander/cilantro, jalapeno, 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.

In contrast

Creamy Avocado Dip Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream
  • Jalapeno
  • Coriander/Cilantro
  • Lime Juice

How to make an Avocado Dip - step by step

It’s made by blitzing in a food processor and as the name suggests, is much creamier. It’s much quicker and easier to make and has a completely different texture. Also no tomatoes, onion, garlic or additional spices.

Perfect for when the avocado craving hits and you don’t fancy chopping or washing up 🙂

What to serve with Creamy Avocado Dip

I’ve also been known to toss leftover through pasta!

Chicken quesadilla and avocado dip surrounded by jalapenos

How to prevent avocado dip from browning

Ah-ha yes, avocados one and only downfall (beside 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 🙂

Other dips you’ll love

Avocado dip with lime wedges and pita bread

So for the ultimate easy avocado dip look no further. This creamy avocado dip is perfect for almost any occasion!

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

5 from 4 votes
Creamy Avocado Dip with pita bread chips
Creamy Avocado Dip
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 

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!

Course: Appetizer, Dip, Finger Food
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Avocado Dip
Servings: 6
Calories: 162 kcal
Author: Chris
Ingredients
  • 2 large Avocados, peeled & destoned
  • 1 cup / 250ml Sour Cream
  • 1 Lime (juice only)
  • 1 large handful Cilantro/Coriander
  • 1 Jalapeno (deseeded if desired)
  • Salt & Black Pepper, to taste
Method
  1. Combine all of your ingredients in a food processor and blitz until smooth.

  2. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.

Watch how to make it!

Recipe Notes

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 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) 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.

 

c) 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.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Avocado Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 162 Calories from Fat 125
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.91g 21%
Saturated Fat 3.958g 20%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.375g
Monounsaturated Fat 7.762g
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 38mg 2%
Potassium 434mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 9.3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4.7g 19%
Sugars 0.77g
Protein 2.79g 6%
Vitamin A 19%
Vitamin C 17%
Calcium 7%
Iron 3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Check out my Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas for the PERFECT partner to this avocado dip!

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Quesadillas with Guacamole and Salsa

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8 Comments

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

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

    • Reply
      Chris
      September 6, 2018 at 4:01 pm

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

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

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

    • Reply
      Chris
      September 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Totally agree! *hides full back of chips*

  • Reply
    Liz
    September 5, 2018 at 11:12 pm

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

    • Reply
      Chris
      September 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Avocado is life.

  • Reply
    Jessica Levinson
    September 6, 2018 at 2:31 am

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

    • Reply
      Chris
      September 6, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      Yep, so many ways it’s quite dangerous

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