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a big bowl of green avocado garlic dip

Garlic Avocado "Aioli"

Creamy, tangy, spicy and zesty dip that, dare I say, is better than traditional aioli. You be the judge.
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Healthy
Servings 2

Equipment

  • Food processor or blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk Greek yogurt can sub for any kind of plain yogurt (dairy or dary-free), labne or sour cream
  • Olive oil optional, for topping
  • Fresh cilantro optional, for topping
  • Black pepper optional, for topping

Instructions
 

  • For lemon lovers: zest the entire lemon and set all of the lemon zest aside. If you don't love lemony things, skip this step.
  • Squeeze all of the juice out of the lemon into a bowl and remove any seeds. Set the lemon juice aside.
  • In a food processor, combine, avocado, lemon juice, 2/3 of the lemon zest (if using,) garlic, salt and yogurt of your choice. Pulse until smooth and creamy. Taste and if you want more salt, sprinkle more into the mixture and pulse until the dip is your preferred saltiness.
  • Smooth out the dip on a plate or into a bowl. Add a drizzle of olive oil and top with fresh cilantro. Crack some pepper on top and finally, sprinkle lemon zest around the dip for color and seasoning. Serve with your dipping food of choice and serve the dip immediately.
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