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Creamy Green Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #dip #recipe

I’m going a little International fusion cuisine on you here. This pretty green dip is a cross between hummus, guacamole and pesto. It’s an idea that’s been floating around in my head for a while … but I just hadn’t quite perfected it to my liking yet.

Last weekend I decided it was time to get going on my green dip. St Patty’s Day is coming up and all the food I’m seeing in my news-stream is green … I feel a little GREEN with envy and thought I had better step it up this week and get some GREEN on my blog!

It’s not at all Irish, but hey, I’m a little twisted that way. Why not celebrate an Irish holiday with a Mediterranean/Mexican/Italian dip?  Serve it with a good Irish Stout and we’re covered, right?

Creamy Green Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Creamy Green Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked white beans
  • 1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic (unless you're a garlic freak like me, I'd recommend starting with 1 clove and adding more to taste as you go)
  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup (packed) fresh cilantro leaves (stems removed)
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon or lime
  • 1/4 cup Pepitas (pumpkin seeds, the green kind)
  • A few slices of jalapeno pepper (about 1/2 of a small pepper ~ use more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Put all the ingredients in a handi chopper or food processor and blend until smooth. Give it a sample and adjust the amount of garlic, jalapeno, and salt to your tastes, then re-blend and taste again.
  2. Serve with crackers, vegies, chips or toasted pita chips.
http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/creamy-green-avocado-cilantro-bean-dip/

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Bean Dip ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #dip #recipe

This recipe was shared at What’d You Do This Weekend?Manic MondayTuesday’s TableTuesday Talent ShowCast Party Wednesday, Show & Share WednesdayTasty Thursdays, Thursday’s Treasures, Katherine Martinelli’s St Patrick’s Day BloghopFoodie Friends Friday and All my Bloggy Friends.

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15 Responses

  1. I recently made avocado hummus for the first time and I LOVED it! Your version sounds so good – and I’ve never even had pesto. I can’t wait to try your mix-and-match twist on these classics. 🙂

    March 12, 2013 at 9:27 am

  2. I would have never thought of using white beans for an avocado dip, but it is simply genius!

    How did it taste?

    hugs x
    Crystelle

    March 12, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    • Ann

      Why thank you Crystelle! I loved the taste, but then I really love the taste of beans … well, actually I love everything else in this dip too. I enjoyed the dip on its own, but even more in a crunchwrap supreme. I’m curious to try it as a sandwich spread now …

      March 12, 2013 at 8:34 pm

  3. Sharon

    Tried this for tonight’s dinner. It was GREAT.

    March 12, 2013 at 10:06 pm

    • Ann

      Oh I am so happy you liked it Sharon! Thank you for taking the time to send me a comment … it means so much to me to hear this.

      March 13, 2013 at 6:47 pm

  4. Oh my, I love Avocadoes and your recipe looks delicious! I could almost taste it {your photos are beautiful} Thank you for sharing this special recipe at the ALL MY BLOGGY FRIENDS party!

    March 13, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    • Ann

      Linda thank you! You are so sweet … I’m so happy you like my recipes and my photos 🙂

      March 13, 2013 at 6:48 pm

  5. I like the addition of avocados in this dip. Thanks so much for sharing this with Foodie Friends Friday.

    Joanne

    March 17, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    • Ann

      Thank you Joanne! Have I mentioned I just love the name of your blog?

      March 17, 2013 at 8:35 pm

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  7. This is pure genius! What a wonderful combination flavors.

    March 20, 2013 at 9:22 pm

  8. I’ve got everything ready to make this, Anneee girl!! xox

    March 22, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    • Ann

      Ally I’m so psyched you’re going to try it! Let me know how you like it 🙂

      March 23, 2013 at 1:58 pm

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