Easy Avocado Dip

This is a super easy avocado dip that you can whip up in mere minutes.  There is no chopping (of herbs) required, because it is made with spice.

When I don’t have a lot of time to make dinner, this is a go to dish.  I get one of the boys to do the avocado cutting and scooping while I chop up carrots and celery to accompany this dip.  It’s a nice filling side along with a main dish and salad.

You could call it a guacamole, however, when I think of guacamole, I think of chopped up cilantro and onions (and sometimes tomatoes) along with the avocado and spices.  This is my shortcut for “guac.”

Easy Avocado Dip

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • Cut the avocados in half, then remove the pits, reserving 1 to a medium bowl
  • Scoop avocado meat into bowl with pit
  • Gently mash avocados with a spoon
  • Add lemon juice, salt, chili and cumin
  • Stir lightly to combine
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
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I like to save a pit to keep with the dip as it seems to keep the dip from turning brown.  The boys are now versed in this practice and when they chop, scoop and gently mash the avocados (we call them “avos”) they know to put at least one pit back in the bowl –though they usually like to put all of the pits in the bowl.

This week has been busy and I’m quite happy and grateful for that.  The Sister Project was so kind in posting a feature on my experience of sisterhood on their front page.  I had a live radio interview with Chef Judy of Judy a la Carte and there was also a wonderful feature on my book in the food section of the Daily Camera, our local paper.

One small project I have been working on is the distribution of my book.  The Gluten Free Almond Flour Cookbook does not seem to be making it onto bookstore shelves.  I am resolving this with my publisher and they have been fantastic in working with me on this matter.  If you have tried to purchase the book in a bookstore and been told it is not available, please leave a comment below and let me know your store and location so that I can get this resolved for you.

According to my publisher, the book is selling like hot cakes on amazon.com; today when I went on their site, I saw that my book is now #2 in the Gluten Free category, behind Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s G-Free Diet.

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32 responses to “Easy Avocado Dip”

  1. Anything that is listed as a “go-to” dish, is the dish for me. Thanks for this. Like my sister above me (Margaret, in comments) I, too, like to think of an avocado as a meal.

  2. Elana,
    I tried to get your book at Barnes & Nobles this morning and they told me it wasn’t in the store but that I could order it and it would be there is 3-5 days. They said that it was probably in the warehouse. I was really surprised that it hadn’t hit the bookshelves yet. I am very excited waiting for it to try all the wonderful recipes in it. Thank you for your commitment to excellence. This store is located in Altoona, PA.
    Thanks again.

  3. Hi Elana,

    Went to the Barnes N’ Noble in Woodland Hills, CA and they didn’t have it on the shelf. Of course they said they could order it, but I wanted it “right now”. boohoo. Just thought I would let you know since you asked.

    Thanks,
    Tracy

  4. I have no doubt that your book will soon be the #1 G-F cookbook. Since your book arrived on Tuesday from Amazon, I have made the Orange Apricot Scones, Scrumptious Sandwich Bread, Herbed Turkey Loaf, Black Bean Burgers, Peach Blueberry Crumble, Coconut Berry Crisp, Lemon Bars, and Apricot Tea Squares. Every single recipe has turned out wonderfully and everyone has loved them. There are so many more I can’t wait to try! The girls take turns choosing what we will make from it each day. Thank you for putting it all together.

  5. Hi Elana,
    I read about your book in the Daily Camera and immediately called Boulder Book store. They didn’t have it but special ordered it for me and I received it in two days. Love the book! Are you doing any classes in the fall? How do I find out about them?
    Thanks so much.

  6. I actually make something very similar to this that I call “easy guacamole” (to distinguish from “real” guacamole which has a bit more chopping involved.) I use lime juice instead of lemon and add a bit of Spike, but I’m with you completely on the combination of chile and cumin for a tiny bit of spice!

    Congratulations on the book. I can’t wait to see it.

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