Ultra Easy Avocado Sauce or Dip (And Ten Suggestions for Using It)
It may not win any beauty contests, but if you like avocados, you’ll want to eat this ultra easy avocado sauce or dip on just about everything! And this amazingly easy sauce or dip is low-carb, South Beach Diet friendly, gluten-free, and vegetarian.
Are you a sauce person? I’m one of those people who wouldn’t mind some kind of dressing or sauce on just about everything I eat, and when I made this Ultra Easy Avocado Sauce or Dip with my nephew Jake, we couldn’t stop thinking of good ways to eat it. The photos are not too inspired, but if you’re an avocado fan you’ll love this recipe. And although avocados are high in fat, the main ingredient here is buttermilk, so it’s really a pretty healthful option if you don’t over-do it! And if you’re following a high-fat low-carb eating plan feel free to use more avocado and less buttermilk! Enjoy!
This delicious low-carb avocado sauce or dip can be served on top of chili, as a dip for vegetables, or over grilled meat or veggies, and people who aren’t dieting will definitely be dipping their chips into it!
Put the avocado, thinly sliced green onion, and lemon juice in the food processor and process until the green onions are chopped and the mixture is well combined. Then add the buttermilk, celery salt, Green Tabasco sauce, and ground cumin and process until the mixture is fairly smooth. That’s it!
Ten Ways to Use Ultra Easy Avocado Sauce or Dip:
–Use inside an omelet.
–Serve over scrambled eggs.
–Serve as a sauce over grilled chicken, fish, beef, or pork.
–Serve over grilled eggplant, zucchini, or yellow squash.
–Use to stuff celery.
–Use with sour cream as a topping for chili.
–Serve as a sauce with tacos or burritos.
–Serve as a spread on sandwiches or inside pita bread.
–Serve as a dip with veggies, chips, or toasted pita bread.
–Serve over Falafel or bean patties of any type.
More Recipe Ideas with Avocados:
Avocado Spinach Egg Salad from We Are Not Martha
Chicken and Avocado Salad with Lime and Cilantro from Kalyn’s Kitchen<
Creamy Avocado Chicken Salad from Cheeky Kitchen
Heart of Palm Salad with Tomato, Avocado, and Lime (plus cilantro?) from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Creamy Avocado Pasta from In Good Taste
Ultra Easy Avocado Sauce or Dip
If you like avocados, this ultra easy avocado sauce or dip is great on just about everything!
- 2 medium or 3 small ripe avocados
- 1-2 green onions, very thinly sliced (white and light green parts only)
- 3 T fresh-squeezed lemon juice (I used my frozen lemon juice-see notes)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp. celery salt (or more)
- 2 tsp. Green Tabasco sauce (or more if you like it spicy)
- 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
- Cut avocados in half, remove seeds, and use a spoon to scoop out the flesh into the bowl of the food processor (with the metal blade in place.)
- Add the thinly sliced scallions and lemon juice and process until the scallions are finely chopped and the ingredients are well combined.
- Add the buttermilk, celery salt, Green Tobasco sauce, and ground cumin and process until the mixture is smooth.
- Taste to see if you want to add more Green Tabasco or celery salt.
- Serve right away or chill for a few hours before using.
- Leftover Avocado Sauce or Dip will last several days in the refrigerator.
Low Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This dip is a great choice for low-carb or low-glycemic diets. Avocados are considered a “good fat” for the South Beach Diet, but they are still a limited food, with 1/3 of an avocado being equal to 1 tablespoon of fat (and 2 tablespoons of fat allowed per day.) Since this sauce is mixed with buttermilk, you can eat more of it, but I would limit portion size, especially for Phase One.
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