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Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip

Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #cheese #dip #recipe

A creamy dip with avocado, cream cheese and a hint of balsamic vinaigrette. It goes perfect with chips, crackers, and vegies.

I wanted to make an avocado dip that wasn’t guacamole. I started by mixing up a mashed avocado with a package of cream cheese and then started looking for something different to add to the dip. I had also just finished making myself a salad to take to work and my hot pepper balsamic vinaigrette was sitting there next to the bowl … aha! That’s it! I stirred in a couple tablespoons of balsamic vinaigrette and that was just the thing. I took some to our yoga Christmas party and my yoga friends loved it, so I took some to work on a vegie tray and it went over well there, too. So I made some up for my family today too. My dad and sister thought it needs some hot peppers, so we added some chopped hot peppers.

Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip

Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 8-oz. package light cream cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette
  • Juice of 1 large kumquat (substitute a teaspoon or so of lime or lemon or other citrus juice if you don't have a kumquat)
  • 1 - 2 Tablespoons or so of chopped hot peppers (such as Uncle Gary's Gourmet Hot Peppers) ... optional

Instructions

  1. Cut the avocado in half, pull out the pit and scoop out the green flesh into a medium bowl.
  2. Mash the avocado with a fork, then stir in the cream cheese and vinaigrette until smooth. Stir in the chopped hot peppers if desired.
  3. Serve with chips, crackers, and/or veggies.
http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/balsamic-avocado-cheese-dip/

Balsamic Avocado Cheese Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #cheese #dip #recipe

This recipe was shared at Scrumptious SundayThursday’s TreasuresFull Plate ThursdayWeekend Potluck, Katherine Martinelli’s Avocado Bloghop and Clever Chicks Bloghop.

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3 Responses

  1. I’ve never tried avocado with balsamic vinaigrette
    I like this and would love to try :)

    December 29, 2012 at 5:46 pm

  2. Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes with Full Plate Thursday in 2012. Wishing you and your family the very best in 2013.
    Happy New Year!
    Miz Helen

    December 31, 2012 at 4:23 pm

  3. Like the kumquat juice instead of lemon or lime. Can imagine it really makes the dip. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures.

    January 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm