Recipes

Sour Cream and Avocado Dip

This is probably our favorite dip; we make it ​​several times a week.

Served with vegetable sticks, it’s a terrific offering to pacify a hungry family while you pull together the evening meal.

Avocados provide a potent burst of nutrition. Just a few bites will flood your body with some 20 vitamins and minerals and help lower your cholesterol. Half an avocado a day can help keep your blood pressure regulated.

A medium-sized avocado contains about 20 grams of fat. Most of this is healthy unsaturated fat, which oxidizes on contact with air. That’s why avocado flesh turns gray so quickly. To slow oxidation, sprinkle a little lemon juice on it, or leave the pit in.

Serve this dip with a variety of raw veggies. We like sticks of cucumber, carrot, pepper, celery, sugar snap peas and cauliflower or broccoli florets.

It also makes delicious as a spread beneath tomatoes, shrimp or cold cuts.

 

Ingredients

Sour Cream and Avocado Dip

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 0.5 cup sour cream
  • 2 T lemon or lime juice
  • a pinch of sea salt

Method

Sour Cream and Avocado Dip

  1. Mash avocado flesh with a fork.
  2. Stir in lemon juice and sour cream. Add a pinch of salt, and it’s ready!

Tip: experiment with spices – a little cayenne, paprika or chopped herbs, for example. Tomato salsa adds a fun guacamole twist.