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Avocado Dip

by Jamie on September 25, 2011

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I’m about to tell you something controversial, something you may not love. Football annoys me. Not only does it dominate my television screen, but it kind of becomes the hub of our weekends. And what’s up with the fantasy football teams? Hello, it’s fantasy, so why is it necessary to take over the laptop, iPad and TV to check scores and stats of some fantasy game?

Can you tell I’m a teensy bit bitter? Clearly football has officially taken over my house, and if Brian had it his way – it would also take over the kitchen. For whatever reason, he feels as though every football game is cause for some type of mini party – complete with snacks. And guess who is supposed to be making these snacks? Yep, that would be me.

I have stash of game day grub recipes that typically make an appearance every Sunday to keep the boys happy, but sometimes I want something just for me. Something outside the realm of our standard Spicy Sausage Dip, Jalapeno Popper Dip and Sweet and Spicy Wings. Wandering around the grocery store (as I love to do), I picked up a few gorgeous Hass avocados. At home I tossed in a couple of ingredients I already had on hand, and suddenly we had a pretty rocking dip.

This Avocado Dip is a fun spin on traditional guacamole – it’s bursting with bold flavors and is sure to satisfy that craving for game day grub. Although I’m not making any promises – it may even make football a little more tolerable for those of us less than enthused about the pigskin.

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Avocado Dip

September 25th, 2011

Yield: about 2 cups

Ingredients:

2 avocados; halved, seeded and scooped
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha or other hot sauce
3/4 cup chunky salsa
3/4 cup Sargento shredded mild cheddar cheese, divided use
3/4 cup chopped tomato; divided use
salt and pepper to taste
fresh cilantro for garnish

Directions:

1. In a large bowl, mash avocados with a fork or potato masher.
2. In a small bowl, stir together the sour cream, cumin and Sriracha.
3. Fold sour cream mixture and salsa into the avocados. Add in 1/2 cup cheese and 1/2 cup tomato, season with salt and pepper; mix well.
Cover mixture; chill 1 hour. Before serving sprinkle remaining cheese and tomatoes over dip. Garnish with cilantro. Serve with chips.

Notes:

-The flavor of this dip will vary depending on the salsa you use. I prefer a fresh variety over canned.
-If you prefer a smoother dip, place the avocado and sour cream in a blender and pulse your machine until you reach a smooth consistency.
-If you want a thinner dip, add in a bit more sour cream.
-Feel free to substitute reduced fat sour cream and/or cheese. I’m not a fan of the fat free stuff, so I wouldn’t recommend that option.
-Recipe adapted from Sargento Cheese Avocado Delight


{ 44 comments… read them below or add one }

leslie September 25, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Sorry you are bitter over football. I am sure this dip makes it alllllll better!

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Marlena September 25, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Me TOO!!! You’re not alone!!!
I will definitely be making this dip for my next party. Thanks!

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Melissa @ thefauxmartha September 25, 2011 at 7:07 pm

I’m with you—not a football fanatic either. We rarely watch if ever. But if I had to watch it, I’d want to be eating this! For your sake, I hope the season passes quickly.

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Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids September 25, 2011 at 8:18 pm

This dip will definitely make an appearance at our football-watching parties. Yummy!

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Annie September 25, 2011 at 9:07 pm

Yum, this looks really good! I usually don’t deviate much from the standard guacamole, but mixing some sour cream and salsa in there sounds delicious!

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Erica W September 25, 2011 at 9:39 pm

We are living the same Sunday life!

How much is there really to monitor in a fantasy roster? Like aren’t there only 10 players? What’s the big deal?? My life…

We should have a cooking fantasy Sunday to accompany their fantasy teams – we make something crazy and the boys are the guinea pigs!

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Jackie September 26, 2011 at 12:10 am

My husband is a crazy fantasy fanatic too. Boys will be boys won’t they?

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anordinarywoman.net September 26, 2011 at 12:21 am

well well, that looks really tasty. Thanks for sharing:)

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen September 26, 2011 at 12:34 am

I’ve never been a football person myself, but in the interest of trying to share one of my boyfriend’s hobbies I am playing fantasy football this year. It kind of makes watching the sport more enjoyable since you care about what your players are doing, but I don’t think I’ll ever be a die-hard fan. The best part of football is yummy snacks and beer anyway :)

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar September 26, 2011 at 6:40 am

This is wicked looking. Great idea! I will try this for my next get-together. It’lll be perfect!

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Savorique September 26, 2011 at 8:29 am

I hear you Jamie, I think soccer is more interesting than football, but food is more interesting than soccer, so guess who wins? ;)

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Rina September 26, 2011 at 8:31 am

I’m with you on the football. Thank goodness my bear does not watch ANY sports!
This dip looks great!

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Amanda September 26, 2011 at 9:35 am

Jamie. Oooohhhhh Jamie. Would it be ok to profess my love to you? Again? Everything you make is perfection and gorgeous and exactly what I want to be eating!!! You rock girl.

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Tracy September 26, 2011 at 10:03 am

Haha! Even though I like football (when I can watch it at home instead of at a sports bar), I do agree that it does tend to take up more of my weekend than I’d like. I love this dip though and can’t wait to try it!

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Paula September 26, 2011 at 11:23 am

I hear you! I’m a golf widow in the summer and a football widow in the fall and winter. But that’s O.K. because my husband is a cookie decorating and blogging/twitter widow all year ’round. It all balances out. LOL
Your avocado dip looks wonderful. Something my husband would enjoy immensely.

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Móna Wise September 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

I love anything with Siracha. I have a couple of avocados in my kitchen right now and will try it! Great recipe.

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction September 26, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Yum! This avocado dip looks mighty delicious. In fact, I’m wishing I had some right now for lunch!

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Marina September 26, 2011 at 3:36 pm

Mmm, perfect timing! I have three avocados waiting for dinner tonight and pork in the crock pot!

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Jamie September 26, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Great quac dip! I love fresh cilantro in dips especially guac dips….cilanrto happens to be one of my favorite herbs to us…so fresh tasting…however it is a hit and miss. I notice it’s an either love or hate herb hahahah……great post and we do watch football here BUT not every single game..just our two teams…I probably would lose my mind if I had to watch it all weekend :-)

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Erin September 26, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I want a bag of chips and a bowl of this all to myself right now.

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Bernadine September 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm

great recipe may I just suggest, add a dash of lemon juice, it will keep the avocado a pretty color ..

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts September 26, 2011 at 7:47 pm

This dip looks amazing! I love the idea of changing up guac a little, as much as I love the stuff as is!

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Ann September 27, 2011 at 12:14 am

Wow – that dip looks amazing! I have to say – I’m a football fan and if you made all those delicious snacks at my house, I’d be hoping you’d do it every week, too!

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Gloria September 27, 2011 at 12:44 am

This dip sounds fantastic. I heart avocados. And like you, I do not heart football. Thankfully my Hubby only watches on rare occasions or if his precious Chicago Bears are doing well and might make it into the playoffs. Thanks for sharing!

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The Sweet Cupcaker September 27, 2011 at 8:17 am

I understand how you feel. I love football and I actually joined my boyfriend’s fantasy team so that we could do it together and both be able to participate and have that Sunday event but sometimes I do feel that it takes over our lives! Sunday is spent on his laptop watching his points more than just enjoying the game! This recipe will definitely move the laptop over and his eyes away from the screen though! I can’t wait to try it!

Thinking of your battle every Sunday! Good Luck!

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Courtney September 27, 2011 at 10:12 am

You’re not alone, I only watch football so I can eat the food! I also enjoy football because everyone will be in one room on Sundays and I can clean the rest of the house while they eat and scream at the tv…Keeps them out of my cleaning!

Thank you for the avocado dip I will definitely be giving it a try this Sunday! Along with some of the other recipes you mentioned!

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Rachel @ Not Rachael Ray September 27, 2011 at 12:10 pm

This looks delicious. I love sour cream with my avocado :)

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Pam September 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm

I love football, but I love avocado dip more! Love the cilantro addition. Thanks

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Jo September 27, 2011 at 8:16 pm

I don’t particularly like watching the sports, but love making the grub! Have you ever tried making the avocado dip without the sour cream? Try it using just the avocados…it is just delishie!

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The Dinner Belle for KimberlyBelle.com September 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Oh wow- I definitely needed this recipe!!! I can’t seem to make the creamy, flavorful avocado dip so I’ve been buying it from Trader Joe’s (they carry awesome avocado dip, by the way) instead. I’ll give it a go at making this over the weekend :)

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Weekend Cowgirl September 29, 2011 at 5:53 pm

This looks so good. Going with me to tailgate this weekend!

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Nadiya October 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

This dip sounds delicious …………… must try

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Lacy Hogan October 10, 2011 at 3:27 pm

This dip makes me drool! I LOVE avocado anything!!!

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BrandI B October 11, 2011 at 3:59 am

Made this for the boys watching football and took the other half to a bridal shower – total hit with both groups! The cumin makes the color of the dip a little odd (kind of like onion dip) but it tastes sooo good. I just made sure to add lots of the garnishes on top to keep it looking “pretty” for the ladies! Thanks for another great recipe!

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Asiya October 28, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Looks fabulous! I’ve been looking for avocado recipes lately and this is perfect!

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Vivian May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am

Can you make this dip a day ahead or is it better to make on the same day you serve it? Thanks!

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Jamie May 10, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Vivian-
It’s definitely better the day you make it! Thanks so much.
-Jamie

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Maria July 14, 2012 at 7:48 pm

I found this recipe via pinterest not too long ago. I have made this dip twice and it’s been a hit every time! It’s super easy! Especially if you use the pre-chopped tomatoes which is conveniently located next to the fresh salsa. I like serving it with whole grain chips; it’s delicious! I also skip the cilantro since I am not its biggest fan, but still tastes great! Thank you for such an awesome recipe!

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Jamie July 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Maria-
Thanks so much for reporting back, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day!
-Jamie

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Ann January 10, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Won’t the avocado turn brown without some lime squeezed over it before mixing with the rest of the ingredients?

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 9:32 pm

Hi Ann, I didn’t experience that.
– Jamie

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Betty February 1, 2014 at 5:43 pm

I feel the same way about football! This dip though, is welcome in my house any time. Anything with avocados gets a thumbs up. :)

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Geoff February 1, 2014 at 6:51 pm

Can you substitute the sour cream with no-fat plain Greek yogurt?

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Jamie February 11, 2014 at 8:24 pm

Hi Geoff, you definitely could.
– Jamie

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