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The Refreshing Side of Decadent Dips With Avocado

Dip into decadence—and nosh nutritiously—when you use avocados in place of higher-calorie toppings. These alternative recipes call for substituting avocados, which lends creaminess and nutrition.

Avocado Ranch Dip

  • 2 very ripe avocados, mashed
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ⅛ cup celery leaves, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill
  • ¾ teaspoon finely grated orange zest
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Mix together avocado, Greek yogurt, salt, and soy sauce. Add remaining ingredients. Chill. Serve with baby carrots, celery, cherry tomatoes, and pretzel sticks.

French Onion Avocado Dip

  • 3 very ripe avocados, mashed
  • 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Vidalia onions, sliced into ¼-inch-thick rings
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • ½ teaspoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce
  • Kosher salt and finely ground pepper to taste

Mix avocados and Greek yogurt. Set aside. Caramelize onions in olive oil. Add garlic to pan for a minute. Mix contents of pan (including liquid) with avocado/Greek yogurt mixture. Add remaining ingredients. Chill. Serve with Melba toast and broccoli spears.

Spinach Artichoke Dip with Avocado

  • 3 very ripe avocados, mashed 1 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 14-ounce can of artichoke hearts, finely chopped
  • 1 10-ounce package frozen spinach, thawed, drained, and finely chopped
  • 4 ounces parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup water chestnuts, chopped
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

Mix together mashed avocados, Greek yogurt, and garlic salt. Add remaining ingredients. Chill. Serve with pita chips, and red and green pepper slices.

By Avocados From Mexico September 26, 2016

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