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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Dip

There is an idea in my head.  I can see a dish in perfection.  I have tried making this dish five times now.  Each and every time it has been delicious, but not what have seen in my mind.  So I keep trying.  However, this dip was a result of one of my attempts.  I kept playing and playing and ended up with nothing I was planning/ hoping for but something that was so tasty, we kept eating it and ruining our appetite for dinner. 

I was making chicken for dinner, so while everyone was chowing down with tortillas chips, I chopped up some chicken and mixed the dip in and stuffed a flour tortilla.  Winner.  The dip was really quite thick to use as a sauce, so I recommend thinning it out a little bit with additional chicken broth.  If not, it still was very tasty as a sauce for my pan-seared chicken.  Otherwise, enjoy as a dip with chips or veggies.  I served it at room temperature. 

A couple of years ago I won an immersion blender at my local kitchen store, so any chance I get, I will use it. Here was a chance.  If you are going to use an immersion blender, make sure the pan you’re using is safe to use with it.  You can remove this to another bowl or simply use a regular blender.  The choice is yours. 

I love the fresh, bright taste limes add to dishes.  Cilantro and lime go well together, so add as much as your palate enjoys. 

Waiting for your favorite dipper

1-2 tbsp olive oil

½ onion; diced

4 green onions; sliced

2 large avocados; chunked

2 garlic cloves

½ cup chopped fresh cilantro (about half a bunch)

½ cup chicken broth

1 cup Greek yogurt

Juice from ½ a lime; +/- to taste (up to a whole lime)

¼ tsp black pepper

⅓ tsp salt; +/- to taste

Heat a pan over medium-high heat with olive oil.  Sauté onions, green onions, and garlic together for 3-5 minutes.  Remove from heat and add chicken broth and avocado.  Mix in, the avocado will start to “melt” in the now warmed broth.  While stirring the broth and avocados in the onions, slowly begin to incorporate the cilantro.  Mix well. 

Blend on a low setting to begin to puree the onions, broth, cilantro and avocados. Add the Greek yogurt about a quarter cup at a time and continue to blend.  Add the lime juice. As you add more yogurt, add the salt and pepper.  Taste as you go, making sure the seasoning is to taste. 

Serve with chips and veggies.

On a whim, I cut up chicken and made a burrito, then took its picture.

Thank you for sharing!

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