Basil, Garlic & Avocado Dip | Creamy Scrumptiousness

avocado dip

It’s no secret that I love avocados and like to find many ways to eat them.  Either sweet or savoury recipes, I’m not fussy.   So here we have a lovely avocado dip, with all the scrumptious creaminess you’d expect, plus the added freshness of basil and a lovely garlicky kick.

And apart from being super easy to knock up, it’s a nourishing dip to boot!
With plenty of healthy fatty acids, vitamins A, B5, B6, B9, C, E and K.  As well as minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, manganese, selenium and phosphorous.
AND important antioxidant compounds including quercetin, rutin, gallic acid and rosmarinic acid.

Plus, you make it yourself, so it contains none of the added dairy, thickeners or preservatives that commercial products are made with. It’s just pure and simple goodness.

I must say thanks to A Saucy Kitchen for this avocado dip inspiration.  I’ve tweaked my version with the addition of extra garlic and some black pepper, cos they’re both such healing ingredients.  But you can of course adjust your own ingredients however you fancy.

Basil, Garlic & Avocado Dip

Note: to make this avocado dip, you’ll need a blender or food processor.

Ingredients

  • 1 large Hass avocado
  • 1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2-3 tablespoons tahini (sesame butter)
  • 2-3 tablespoons water
  • pinch of sea salt & black pepper to taste

Method

1  Pop everything in your blender/food processor and whizz up until beautifully smooth.  Feel free to add more water if the consistency is too thick.

2  Taste your dip and adjust the seasoning as preferred.

3  Once ready, spoon into a serving container.  You can store in the fridge to keep fresh until later.

This is an avocado dip that goes beautifully with herby crackers, sweet potato wraps, crispy crudites or just splurged on top of a salad bowl.

How do you eat yours?  Let me know below!
And feel free to share your own healthy dip recipes, so I can try them out too x

For another delicious avocado-based dip, try this seriously creamy hummus recipe.

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