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Avocado Dip Recipe

by Adrianne

Avocado Dip is today’s recipe on Sweet Caramel Sunday! Pita chips and dip, yes please!

Or skip the dip and make Smashed Avocado Toast, either way we know and love avocado recipes. 

What’s a Sunday without a big bowl of Avocado Dip and a refreshing drink to quench your thirst!

Avocado Dip

I am sure you love avocados, I do, they are just so creamy and delicious. Thinking about it, I don’t think I have come across someone who doesn’t love them. Using them to make an Avocado Dip is about the 2nd best thing to do with them. The 1st am thinking smashing one on some warm toast.

We are lucky in Sunny Queensland (it’s actually raining today though, boo hoo) as avocados are in season at the moment. They are SO cheap – literally only costing $1.50 for one at the fruit market.

This time of year, I grab avos (affectionate Aussie slang for avocados) each time I go to the shops. They are so yummy and delicious and you can do so many different things with them.

If dips and spreads are your thing and hey, why not, I get it, you will also love this Chicken Pate recipe. You could serve both at the same party should you wish! 

How to make Avocado Dip recipe?

This Avocado Dip idea came from waaaaay back now. At a place I used to work a long time ago, one of my work buddies used to make a similar dip. I remember trying it once and thinking WOW, THAT IS SOOOO GOOD. A few years went past and I had left the job before a craving for said dip came to mind. I didn’t know her recipe, I didn’t know her quantities of the ingredients, but I remember the flavours and set about making my own.

For this recipe, I have used 3 avos as I wanted to make a huge bowl of this to have on hand as a friend was dropping in and I knew this would be our afternoon snack.

 

Avocado Dip 1 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

What ingredients are in Avocado Dip?

The other 2 ingredients are red onion and sweet chilli sauce. You can see how you go with the quantities of each as I know some people are particular about tastes and too much onion would put them right off.

So, the way to make it, is to chop up (using the food processor) more onion than you will likely use. Then you add a little bit, taste it, add more if not enough, then stop as soon as it is on the edge of the flavours.

As the onion is not cooked, you don’t want to take a mouthful of the dip and feel that you have just bitten into a raw onion, so easy does it my friends.

But the thing is, the point that is just before too much and combining it with the avo and the sweet chill sauce is a Smooth and Creamy, almost dreamy Avocado Dip, that you can make super quickly and your kids and their friends or you partner will be asking you to make time and time again.

Grab some whole wheat tortillas, cut them, season with salt and pepper, toast them and after making your Avocado Dip, get ready to dunk and eat just like this.

Avocado Dip 2 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

 

So, without further ado, let’s get that recipe in your cookbook and the ingredients onto your bench top!

Avocado Dip

Avocado Dip (Smooth and Creamy)

This recipe for Avocado Dip is something you will find yourself making time and time again. When the avocados are in season, you need to grab yourself a few and whip this up. With only 3 ingredients, it is easy and extremely tasty! 
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Avocado
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 179kcal
Author: Adrianne

Ingredients

Avocado Dip (Smooth and Creamy)

  • 3 hass avocados
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce

Instructions

Avocado dip (Smooth and Creamy) method

  • Use a food processor to finely dice the whole red onion, then remove and place in a small bowl 
  • Peel the avocados, remove the seed and scoop the flesh into the food processor, blitz till a smooth consistency 
  • Add the sweet chilli sauce and pulse to combine. 
  • Add 1/4 of the onion and pulse again. TASTE the dip at this point, if you can't taste the onion, add 1/4 more and pulse again. Then TASTE again. Add more onion until desired taste is achieved. 

Notes

  1. If you are going to leave the dip in the fridge for a long time, use a little bit of lemon juice on it to stop it from turning brown, just a few drops, then use some glad wrap
  2. I like to serve this dip with wholewheat tortilla chips, that I have seasoned with salt and pepper and cooked for 15 minutes in the oven (at 180 degrees) till they are crisp and toasted. I think that these are a healthier option to corn chips. But your dip, your way, knock your socks off if corn chips are more your thing. 
  3. I used 3/4 of a medium sized onion. Go slow with this when adding it as too much and you will have crossed the point of no return and you don't want to waste good avocados because of onion overload. 

Nutrition

Calories: 179kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 64mg | Potassium: 514mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 145IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.6mg
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Serving suggestions for BBQs

I feel that this recipe is BBQ type food. So I am going to stay on that topic to give you a couple more ideas. These suggestions are all recipes I love and you can whip them up easily to take them when you have a friend’s BBQ to attend, are having your own or you need to take a dish somewhere. The ones I know you will love are:

One last thought to consider is SWEETS. What’s a BBQ or gathering without them…so here are a few that are straight forward and you won’t have to slave away in the kitchen to make them:

Thanks for coming, have a good one and see you back here really soon.

Adrianne x (I have heard it is Summer in America, please can we have some of that sunshine over this way!).

 

Avocado Dip in a white bowl with tortilla chips and text overlay

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16 comments

rachaelstray July 2, 2018 - 8:10 am

With this lovely hot weather we’ve been having a lot of pitta bread and dips so will definitely pin this recipe for the weekend!

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Adrianne July 2, 2018 - 8:22 am

Awesome, I would be thrilled if you do Rachel. Pita bread SO good for dips!!

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chef mimi July 2, 2018 - 11:44 am

This looks really lovely, and a nice option to traditional guacamole. But what is sweet chili sauce? In the U.S. we call them chile peppers, but elsewhere they are chilli, but i’ve still never heard of sweet chili sauce.

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Adrianne November 18, 2018 - 7:33 pm

Thansk Mimi, my mistake, I have only seen your comment now. Sweet Chilii Sauce has quite a mild taste to it but , is an asian style sauce, often seen with spring rolls, or rice paper rolls. It is made with vinegar and sugar, as well as chilli! It is a good one to have on hand other than your regular BBQ or Tomato.

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Cynthia | What A Girl Eats November 18, 2018 - 8:29 pm

5 stars
Avocado anything is always a good choice! Your twist sounds so good!

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Adrianne November 19, 2018 - 2:17 am

I know Cynthia, avos are the best aren’t they!!

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Pam Greer November 18, 2018 - 8:34 pm

5 stars
I can’t believe I’ve never made an avocado dip! I love avocados too and this sounds amazing!

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Adrianne November 19, 2018 - 2:16 am

Yes Pam, you have to give it a go. I am sure you will come up with something super creative!! Cheers

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Ellen November 18, 2018 - 10:42 pm

What a great snack. Perfect for using on a wrap too.

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Adrianne November 19, 2018 - 12:12 am

Yes, what a great idea Ellen!

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Andrea Metlika November 18, 2018 - 10:47 pm

5 stars
I love avocados too! This looks so creamy and delicious! Definitely will be trying this recipe.

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Adrianne November 19, 2018 - 12:11 am

Cheers Andrea – woo hoo fellow Avocado lover, we can be best friends, haha!

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Emily November 18, 2018 - 11:48 pm

5 stars
Oh yum. I love avocados and I really love sweet chili sauce. This sounds just wonderful.

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Adrianne November 19, 2018 - 12:10 am

Thanks Emily! It’s a favourite dip of mine!!!

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Danielle August 23, 2019 - 1:17 pm

5 stars
When you have no idea what to make for your next party – get some chips and make an avocado dip – it will never disappoint. Love how your recipe looks – will certainly give it a try next time I have friends coming over!

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Adrianne August 23, 2019 - 1:29 pm

Thanks Danielle, sounds good! I could eat avocado’s every day!! Cheers 🙂

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