Avocado Lemon Feta Yogurt Dip
An easy and versatile vegetable dip of creamy avocado, bright lemon, and salty feta in a yogurt base
One of my New Year's Resolutions, for the second year running, is to add more avocado to my life. I love in it guacamole. I love it filled with corn and black bean salsa. I love it smashed with some salt, spread on toast, and eaten with an over easy egg.
I got that idea off a BBC show about astronomy and the SOFIA project where I saw some German astronomers--working on the Very Large Telescope--who who were being interviewed over breakfast high up in the Atacama desert in Northern Chile. One astronomer was smashing an avocado with his toast and egg. Try it--it's delicious.
Avocado is just delightful--and no, I'm not being paid to say it. It's a New Year's Resolution that I'm able to keep, which is the best kind of resolution.
Brighten up a mashed avocado with a splash of lemon, add the salty tang of feta cheese, make it even creamier with yogurt, and you've got yourself a real winner.
This is the first of two avocado dips I'm sharing this spring. My second is Avocado Feta Hummus. Both use the delightful combination of avocado and feta, first brought to my attention with Maria's Avocado Feta Dip and cemented into my palate with my Slow Cooker Greek Chicken Tacos and Five Layer Mediterranean Chicken Dip. I like to serve these dips piled with vegetables and sprinkled with additional feta cheese, and we scoop them up with carrot slices, celery sticks,
Not into avocado + feta? How about queso? You can find my Avocado Queso Dip here.
We've had a string of sunny days, which gives me hope that this winter will come to a close. Amazing how wonderful time spent in a sunbeam can feel. I think our dogs have it right--follow the path of the sun from East-facing windows to West-facing windows over the course of the day. [That's when they're not napping on the heat vents.] This dip makes me think that Spring is right around the corner which, looking at the calendar, it is. Hooray!
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|Reduce, reuse, recycle: I took one photo for both avocado dips. Ignore the cumin and chick peas for another month.|
Avocado Lemon Feta Yogurt Dip
- 1 avocado (um, you know without the pit and peel)
- 4 ounces feta cheese (plus more for garnish)
- 3 to 4 Tablespoons lemon juice (plus zest if you've got it)
- ½ cup plain yogurt (or Greek yogurt if you've got it)
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil (plus more for garnish if you like)
- 1 clove roasted garlic, smashed (here's how I put up my garlic crop)
- Combine everything in a food processor and pulse several times until smooth.
- That's all there is to it!
- Enjoy as is, or spread on a flat plate, layer additional vegetables (bell peppers, pickled peppers, chopped olives, chopped onion, marinated artichoke hearts are some of my favorites) and additional feta cheese, and finish with a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
Want more ideas for layered vegetable appetizers? Just click on the photo to go to each recipe:
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