This creamy avocado and Greek yogurt dip recipe comes together in about 5 minutes. Basically, you just upgrade your guacamole recipe by adding yogurt to it for a boost of protein. Mash avocado in a bowl with the yogurt and add the other guacamole ingredients. Chill and serve with chips or raw veggies! If you love homemade guacamole, the addition of Greek yogurt gives it a nice tang and creamy texture.
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My love of all things guacamole
Over the last couple of years I have become obsessed with guacamole. The creamy texture and bold flavor is quite addicting. Of course, it is also rather high in fat so I try to limit how much I eat. Adding thick and creamy Greek yogurt to my favorite dip would cut the fat and give me twice as much guacamole flavor with half the guilt!
Essentially, this higher protein version of homemade guacamole uses the same recipe as your favorite guac. Mashed avocado, diced tomato, fresh garlic, chopped jalapeno and plenty of cilantro and lime juice. Before you add any of the ‘mix ins’, however, just mash the avocado with plain Greek yogurt. Then, stir and chill as you normally would.
Best things to serve with avocado yogurt dip?
Chips are my all time favorite way to scoop up any type of dip. However, they aren’t always the healthiest choice. Raw vegetables are also a good choice. My first choices are carrots and bell peppers. Personally, I think they make the best scoopers!
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There are so many types of chips and crackers on the market today, you can find healthier options if you try. Honestly, go with a baked chip, rice cracker, or whatever your little heart desires. Because yogurt and avocado are two seriously healthy ingredients. You can afford to splurge a little on the rest of the snack.
Avocado and Greek Yogurt Dip
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 avocado, pitted and scooped from shell
- 2 to 3 cloves garlic
- 1 jalalpeno pepper, seeded and chopped
- 1/2 small tomato, seeded and chopped
- 3 TBSP fresh parsley
- 3 TBSP fresh cilantro
- juice from 1/2 lime
- pinch of salt, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until well blended
- Scoop into bowl and eat with your favorite chips or vegetables
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 5gSugar: 9gProtein: 6g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.