Creamy Avocado & Mustard Dip

I love avocados and its a serious relationship, I mean we really are committed to each other. Well I don’t know about ‘avo’ but at least I am. There is something about the rich, buttery texture of the fruit which is so delicious and irresistible. I like it on toast, in my salads, as a side, or in the form of my favourite guacamole. I like its versatility and the fact that it goes with almost everything, yes, even chocolate! I will be putting up the recipe for avocado chocolate cream frosting soon..

And while I don’t like to get into the good fats versus bad fats debate as everyday a new theory comes up which debunks a pre loved super food as an evil, I do like the fact that avocados are full of good fat. A whole avocado has only around 250 calories which compared to similar quantity of butter or mayonnaise is a lot lesser. SO even though I love the occasional aioli in my sandwich, I like to make this dip, as I know I can spread it on my wraps, dunk my oven baked fries in, or use it as a salad dressing for caesar salad instead of calorie heavy mayonnaise. I also like to serve it up with crudités and crisp flat bread as a dip and everyone loves it.

Its simple to make and you can store it in the fridge for upto a week, as it doesn’t turn brown because its emulsified with vinegar, lemon, olive oil and mustard.. However like with most homemade preservative free products, the fresher you use them the better they taste.

Ingredients                                                                   Servings: 4
  • 1 small or 1/2 large ripe avocado
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 small shallot, minced
  • 2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil, or to taste
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Pinch cayenne (optional)
  • Water, if needed
Recipe:
Add avocado, lemon juice, vinegar, shallot, Dijon mustard, olive oil, salt and pepper, and cayenne to blender or food processor. Blend until smooth, adding more olive oil or a little water, if needed. Taste and adjust for seasoning. Use as a salad dressing, dip for veggies or serve as a sauce for grilled chicken or fish.
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