An Addictive Dip – Creamy Avocado Dip

When Dennis and I settled in Rockport, we started exploring all the local restaurants. Our only ‘chain’ places to eat are the fast food variety. A specialty at one of the Mexican cuisine restaurants was a green dip they served along with a red salsa dip with the tortilla chips. We really liked it. One time, as we were checking out, I noticed an old newspaper article about the restaurant and its specialties. There was even a list of ingredients that were used in the ‘green stuff’, as we called it.

You have probably guessed it now – I went home and tried batch after batch until I figured out the right mix of quantities for each of the ingredients. Our Creamy Avocado Dip was born. We really love my version. When I took the dips and chips to a reunion of some co-workers of Dennis’, I was asked what ingredient was so highly addictive. This co-worker just could not stop eating the dip.

You can reduce the calories by using light or non-fat sour cream. You can add some more ‘bite’ by increasing the garlic or adding a jalapeno pepper. It is also good as a topper for fish or grilled chicken. I have even added small amount to my potato salad for a new pop to a standard.

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Creamy Avocado Dip

Creamy Avocado Dip is a delicious and healthy dip that is perfect for parties, snacking, or just a midday pick-me-up. Made with ripe avocados, fresh herbs, and is creamy, tangy, and just a little bit spicy.
Unlike some dips that are too hot to handle, Creamy Avocado Dip has just the right amount of kick without being too overpowering. The avocado provides a smooth and creamy texture, while the Poblano pepper and garlic add a hint of smoky spiciness. Cilantro adds that Tex-Mex flavor that makes this dip perfect for any party or gathering.
Some typical remarks people make about Creamy Avocado Dip include:"This dip is so fresh and flavorful – I love the combination of herbs and spices with the avocado.""The Poblano pepper adds just the right amount of smoky spiciness without being too hot.""This dip is perfect for snacking, and it's healthy too!""The avocado makes this dip so creamy and delicious – I could eat it with a spoon!""This dip is a great alternative to guacamole – it's got a similar flavor profile, but with a little extra kick."" I love that this dip is so easy to make, but it tastes like it's straight from a restaurant.""I could see myself using this dip as a sandwich spread or a salad dressing – it's so versatile.""I love that this dip is not only delicious, but it's also healthy and full of nutrients.""The cilantro really brings out the Tex-Mex flavor in this dip – it's the perfect addition to any party spread."
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chill and meld 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 4
Calories 409 kcal


  • food processor


  • 3 avocados medium
  • 2 green tomatoes or medium tomatillos
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 to 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 Poblano pepper medium
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • cilantro of a bunch washed


  • Remove skin and pit from avocado.
  • Remove papery husk from tomatillos.
  • Put all ingredients into bowl of food processor; process until smooth.
  • Chill and let it meld for about 3 to 4 hours.
  • Enjoy with tortilla chips.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Paulson Pursuits is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.


Calories: 409kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 6gFat: 37gSaturated Fat: 10gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 20gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 1201mgPotassium: 991mgFiber: 11gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1095IUVitamin C: 55mgCalcium: 92mgIron: 1mg
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