Avocado Chickpea Yogurt Dip – a Healthy Alternative to the High Calorie Party Dip
The Superbowl is nearing and while some are placing their bets and planning their gatherings, I'm planning foods for the occasion. As a dip lover, I often find myself eating too much of the heavy rich dips, so I invented one that is just as creamy and delicious as any other yet without any guilt.
This Creamy Avocado Dip is packed with chickpeas, yogurt, and spices, making for the perfect accompaniment to crackers, pita bread, chips, or raw veggies. Honestly, I could eat this stuff by the spoonful. If there's any left over after the game, I think I'll be making sandwiches with it the next day.
While avocados provide Vitamin E and help to lower cholesterol, they also help you to absorb the nutrients in the other foods you eat. So if you dip carrots into this dip, you'll be getting great absorption of beta carotene. The chickpeas are a great source of fiber and help with digestive support as well. And of course you know yogurt is a great source for protein and calcium, but did you know that Greek Yogurt almost doubles the nutrients that are in regular yogurt? Plus it is more creamy, which I love.
But healthy benefits aside, this dip is just good. Hope you all have a delicious game day celebration!
Creamy Avocado & Chickpea Yogurt Dip
2 ripe avocados (they're ripe when you can gently press into the skin it should slightly give but not be mushy)
1 can of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup Greek Yogurt
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro, chopped
1 Jalapeno, diced
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2-1 teaspoon cumin, depending on how spicy you'd like it to be
- Chop jalepeno, red onion, and cilantro.
- Set aside a tablespoon or two of the red onion (so the dip will have some small chunks of onion).
- In a food processor mix together all other ingredients.
- Stir in the extra red onion and garnish with cilantro.
- Serve the dip with crackers, pita bread, pita chips, or raw vegetables.
Would you make this healthy alternative for your game day spread?