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This 5-minute Avocado Cilantro Greek Yogurt Dip is pure magic. Blend the simple and light ingredients together in a food processor and voila! A tangy and creamy sauce you can enjoy with practically anything.
Treat yourself to a spoonful of magic
Did you ever think avocados and Greek yogurt together could create magic? It’s hard to believe, but it’s true! Every scoop, spoonful, or drizzle of this Avocado Cilantro Greek Yogurt Dip tastes like pure magic.
Just like my Jalapeno Greek Yogurt Dip, this Greek yogurt dip recipe is super creamy and features a handful of Mexican-inspired flavor boosters. I’d say this is a milder, ultra-creamy version because the buttery avocados help tone down the spice and become super smooth when blended.
You’ve gotta bring a batch to your next party! It’s delicious with everything, from tortilla chips to cheesy quesadillas. The flavors also pair perfectly with margaritas, making this dip impossible to resist.
Cilantro avocado dip ingredients
I’m a huge fan of hot and savory dips like my Spicy Queso Dip and Hot Artichoke Dip but Greek yogurt dip recipes are always my go-to when I need something refreshing and light. The best part is they’re made with simple ingredients and never skimp on flavor.
I know you may think it’d be impossible to make a creamy party dip without cream, but it’s entirely possible with avocados! This fruit is practically nature’s butter. When blended, it turns into an impossibly smooth and creamy spread you can use in dips, cremas, dressings, and more.
Making dip with Greek yogurt is a light and tangy alternative to heavy cream, mayonnaise, and cream cheese. It’s super thick so it doesn’t take much to really give this dip an out-of-this-world texture. I like to use 2% Greek yogurt but you can use any plain kind you have on hand (0% to whole milk).
No Greek yogurt at home? Substitute it for another plain yogurt, sour cream, or extra avocado instead. The consistency won’t be quite as creamy, but the dip will still turn out tasty.
Fresh cilantro really helps brighten up each bite and adds a nice balance to the creamy texture and savory flavors. If you’re not on team cilantro, feel free to leave it out.
The flavor boosters
This is where the real fun begins! Jalapeno peppers, green onions, lemon juice, garlic cloves, chili powder, cumin, and salt take this creamy avocado dip from blah to WOW.
You can play with the flavor boosters to impart extra savoriness, spice, or zippiness to the dip. Swap the lemon juice for lime, add more garlic, throw in an extra spicy pepper, or add a pinch of cayenne. The options are endless!
Tips and variations
- Is jalapeno too spicy for you? Make sure to scrape out all of the seeds and veins first, as that’s where the pepper gets most of its spice. If it’s still too spicy, feel free to omit it.
- Do you want to make it even spicier? Swap the jalapeno for a serrano pepper.
- Feel free to add as much garlic or flavor boosters as you like to play with the flavors.
- Add a squeeze of fresh lime juice for a burst of citrus.
Frequently asked questions
Put out a bowl of dip with crudites, crackers, tortilla chips, or quesadillas for dipping. Otherwise, you can spread it onto sandwiches, use it as a topping on nachos, use it as a salad dressing, or drizzle some onto tacos.
While a food processor is best, you can make this dip in a high speed blender instead. You’ll just need to scrape the sides down often.
Sure! Just swap the Greek yogurt for your favorite plain dairy free yogurt.
Try mixing the dip together 1 or 2 days ahead of time and keep it stored in your fridge until it’s time to eat. The flavors get even better when the ingredients have had time to come together and mingle.
Store the avocado cilantro dip in an airtight container or jar in your fridge for up to 3 days. To prevent the avocado from turning brown, layer a piece of plastic on top and press it down so it’s touching the top of the dip.
Avocado Cilantro Greek Yogurt Dip
- 2 small avocados
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 cup loosely packed cilantro leaves
- 1 medium jalapeno seeded and roughly chopped
- 2 scallions roughly chopped
- 3 tbsp. lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1 tsp. cumin
- Place all ingredients into a food processor.
- Pulse until smooth.
- Serve as a dip for chips and veggies or with quesadillas!