This Cumin Lime Avocado Dip is creamy and full of flavor. It’s a great alternative to guacamole for your next taco night!
This Cumin Lime Avocado Dip 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!
The flavors for this dip 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.
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.
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:
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 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.
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.
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.
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)
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- 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!