Bright and refreshing, this avocado dip or chutney is infused with the aromatic scent of cilantro and mint. It’s creamy, spicy, tangy and will certainly incite double-dipping with your favourite veggie snacks. Gluten-free, vegan and healthy.
Meet the biggest dip and chutney lover! I love to dollop and slather them on just about anything: eggs, salads, kebabs, vegetables, fish and even smeared on roti. MOUTHWATERING. It must be the desi in me; as I grew up watching mum make concoctions of chutneys and gosh did we enjoy them!
I think you’d agree that apart from adding a punch of flavour, dips and chutneys also offer an opportunity to experiment with various herbs and spices – until you discover that hit recipe.
I won’t lie to you; this is one of our favourite ways to use avocados. Compared to the classic avocado dip recipes I’ve tried, this one turns things up a notch – the gorgeous aroma of the herbs, the kick of chilli and the burst of tanginess with lemon. Is your mouth watering?
How to Make Herb Avocado Dip
I love avocados and they’re one of the most popular fruits in our household. Rich, creamy and versatile, they’re a great option to include as part of a healthy balanced diet. With a higher fat content than most other fruits, according to EatRight Ontario, “avocados are rich in healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and fibre.”
I recently shared a recipe with sweet potato fries that you will love. It was a hit with the kids this summer and then I started to think how an avocado dip or chutney drizzled all over them would be incredible – that was the real inspiration. I don’t think I’ve actually ever seen a recipe of chutney made with avocados – have you?
This avocado dip starts with ripe avocados to give the chutney that creamy, gooey texture. If you’ve got unripe avocados and don’t have the patience to wait for them to ripen (like me), put them in a paper bag to speed up the process. Regardless of how ripe your avocados, the key to this avocado dip is the freshness of your herbs. When I buy fresh herbs, their scent lingers in my kitchen. It’s a refreshing smell, isn’t it? I tend to use most of the stems of cilantro, and only the leaves of mint. I love the spicy kick of green chillies and the tanginess of the lemon.
Herb Avocado Dip or Chutney! Flavourful, EASY to make + ready in 15 minutes! Click To Tweet
This herb avocado dip or chutney is a great accompaniment with your favourite crackers, vegetables and if you’re like me, it’s perfect slathered on nearly everything. And not to mention, what a healthy treat to bring to parties, potlucks and get-togethers. I love the fact that avocados are nourishing and keep my family ticking along and satisfied for longer. And if that isn’t enough, this avocado dip is also gluten-free and vegan – ideal for those with numerous dietary restrictions. If you’re serving this to kids, go easy on the green chillies, or omit altogether.
What are some ways you enjoy dip or chutney? What are your favourite flavour combos? Leave me a comment below and I can’t wait to try them out!
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Herb Avocado Dip or Chutney | Gluten Free, Vegan, Healthy
- 2 avocado ripe, medium, peeled and stone removed
- 1 tomato fresh, medium, cut in quarters
- 25 g coriander leaves and stems
- 25 g mint leaves fresh
- 1 lemon extra large, juiced
- 2 green chili depending on the heat you fancy
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 tsp red chili flakes optional, to garnish
- In a food processor or small blender, combine, all the ingredients in the order listed
- Pulse or blend until creamy. You may need to scrape down the sides as necessary.
- Best served chilled
- Serve with your favourite vegetables as a healthy and satisfying snack
- If you're serving this to kids, go easy on the green chillies, or omit altogether.
- The lemon juice should stop the avocado from oxidising quickly but if the colour changes slightly on top just give it a stir.
- Make sure the avocadoes are ripe so they're extra creamy and smooth.
- You may need to scrape down the sides of the food processor and blitz again until extra creamy.
- This is best served chilled.