This creamy avocado dip recipe is full of flavor and super easy to make. It's a great alternative to guacamole for your next taco night, and the perfect party food!
This cumin-lime creamy avocado dip recipe is so easy to make. It requires no chopping or cooking of any kind. With only six ingredients, you can have this dip made in five minutes!
Guacamole is great, but sometimes you just need something a little different. I wanted to make a dip for my Super Bowl Game Day Game Plan that was also Whole30 compliant, and thus this Cumin Lime Avocado Dip was born.
The flavors for this recipe 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 that dressing, it’s gone in a few days.
So, I combined the guacamole base with the dressing flavors, and bam - cumin lime creamy avocado dip.
This recipe 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.
You'll go from this:
What can you eat this avocado dip with?
I usually use Trader Joe’s plantain chips as my dip vehicle. Vroom vroom! If you’re not on a Whole30 round, these are a simple and easy solution.
If you are on Whole30, you'll need to make your own plantain chips. Womp womp. Never fear, I'll tell you how!
Other options include pork rinds (make sure your ingredients are just pork skins and salt!) or I also love Simple Mills almond flour crackers - I get the plain sea salt ones through Thrive Market, which is like Amazon meets Costco meets Whole Foods. Hello dream store.
You could also serve this dip with raw veggies or regular tortilla chips if you’re not paleo. Or just eat it with a spoon. I won’t tell.
How to make plantain chips
If you are on a Whole30 round, you're not technically supposed to have store bought chips, even if all the ingredients are compliant. The good news is, you can make your own plantain chips.
Here's how to do it:
Just thinly slice VERY GREEN plantains using a mandolin or a super sharp knife, toss in some coconut oil, and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes until crispy. Mel Joulwan has a great tutorial here.
Note: The VERY GREEN is VERY IMPORTANT. If you’re making plantain chips, you need under-ripe plantains. If your plantains are yellow on the outside, they are already ripe and will be a mushy, sticky mess when you try to slice them.
Ways to use this creamy avocado dip
This doesn’t have to be just a dip - Get creative! Here are some other ways you can use it:
- Top your burger with it
- Add to a salad instead of dressing
- Put on top of stuffed peppers with taco meat
- Pair with a margarita (my favorite option, obviously)
However you use this creamy avocado dip recipe, I predict it will be a hit for any occasion. It's great for bringing to parties or whipping up a batch when company comes over!
Cumin Lime Creamy Avocado Dip
This creamy avocado dip packs a punch with cilantro, cumin, and lime. It only takes 5 minutes to make and requires no chopping or cooking.
- 2 large avocados
- 1 cup cilantro, loosely packed
- ¼ cup lime juice
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- ½ 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!
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 86Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 138mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 0gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g
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What a unique blend of flavors! While guacamole is a lighter dip, the cumin in this dip makes it a heartier taste. I can’t wait to to devour this with some sautéed shrimp!
I just recommend adding lime to taste and add a little at a time. Thanks, PS!
Oh, shrimp are a great idea, yum! Glad you enjoyed it!