Well, today is already off to a better start than yesterday, because I’m writing this and it’s not 11pm at night! I am off to a later start than I wanted to be, but I couldn’t stop eating this avocado dip. I literally had to force myself to put it away so I didn’t eat the whole bowl. I mean, I know avocados are healthy fats, but eating two whole ones probably defeats the purpose, yeah?
I started out today with the second testing of the wings, but it turns out last night’s batch was definitely a better method, which means I have to make them one more time. I’m not sad about this. Stay tuned for the amazeballs, sugar-free, Whole30, sweet and spicy wings!
I also got distracted on Groupon. That site is the worst. I’ve been having this issue where when I stand up from a prone (lying down) position, I get dizzy. I discovered it was related to tension in my back; I think a nerve was being pinched or something. Anyway, I bought a Groupon for a massage, which helped a bit, but the dizzy seems to have started back again to a lesser degree. I went back on Groupon to get another massage, and of course got completely distracted by all the AMAZING OFFERS and DEALS and STUFF AND THINGS. I managed to escape the Groupon grip though, and exit only with a 90 minute deep tissue massage for $57. Winning.
For today, the star of the show is this avocado dip. The flavors are inspired by a dressing in Well-Fed Weeknights, which is basically mayo with cumin, lime juice, cilantro, and pickled jalapeños. Every time I make a batch of it, its gone in a few days. I put that sauce on everything. And when you’re Whole30ing, sauce is king.
So, I wanted you to have chips and dip for the Super Bowl, but not some gross french onion or ranch dip out of a tub from the grocery store. I also wanted you to not have to chop anything, and for the dip to take you 5 minutes. I also also wanted the dip to be incredibly delicious. I am happy to report that I have accomplished all of the above! (Oh, and I did not include pickled jalapeños, because I’m fairly certain I am the only weirdo who has pickled jalapeños laying around in their fridge.)
This dip seriously couldn’t be easier. You literally just put it all in your food processor and run it until it’s creamy. The most work you have to do will be scooping out the avocado, and possibly scraping the sides of the food processor bowl once or twice to make sure everything is getting incorporated.
I used Trader Joe’s plantain chips as my dip vehicle. Vroom vroom! They’re Whole30 compliant, and are simple and easy. You can make your own if you want, but I don’t recommend it – it’s kind of a PITA and time consuming. You could also serve this dip with raw veggies, or even with pork rinds. (Don’t knock it ’til you try it, you might surprise yourself! We eat them with salsa all the time.)
Or just eat it with a spoon. I won’t tell.
- 2 large avocados
- 1 cup cilantro loosely packed
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cloves garlic
- Pit the avocados and scoop into the bowl of a food processor.
- Add all other ingredients and purée until smooth.
- Serve with plantain chips or raw veggies for dipping. Try pork rinds if you're feeling adventurous!