April 29, 2009

Avocado Yogurt Dip

I have taken quite a liking for Pita Chips off late. They are incredibly delicious, addictive & easy to make & is so much healthier than a bag of potato chips.

These fresh from oven triangles pre-brushed with olive oil & coated with herbs pair up with dips really well, & makes a crunchy munchy snack.

I had a ripe Avocado craving for attention, not wanting to make the usual Guacamole or Salsa, I tried my hand at Avocado Yogurt Dip


It turned out creamier than the usual guacamole because of the addition of yogurt. Ground cumin & thyme did add a dash of fresh taste.

If you have guests coming over, this is perfect party material.

You Will Need:

  • 1 Haas ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup yogurt
  • 1 red onion - finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 garlic clove - minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Method:
  • Cut the avocado lengthwise into halves. De seed & scoop out the avocado from the peel & put it into a large mixing bowl.
  • Mash the avocado with a fork. Make sure to retain a few chunks.
  • Add chopped onions, green chillies & garlic
  • Add yogurt & salt & mix well
  • Sprinkle ground cumin & dried thyme
  • Cover the bowl with a lid to prevent oxidation
  • Refrigerate for 30 - 40 mins for the flavors to infuse

Serve with Pita chips, tortillas, veggies or even use in sandwiches as a spread .. Enjoi !!!

NOTE:
  • Bury the Avocado pit in the Guacamole before refrigerating it. This will prevent Guacamole from turning brown. Do remember to remove the pit before serving :)
  • If you don't have yogurt, you can use sour cream instead

This goes to Mahimaa's Event 15 Minute Cooking !!!

68 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. nice click.. looks fantastic & awesome..

Asha said...

Lovely dip, Love Avocados!:)

ARUNA said...

awesome Deesha......nice click!!!!

Prathibha said...

Lovely dip....love avocados...

Kalyani said...

looks great ... nice click ..

Shama Nagarajan said...

AWESOME...LOVELY PIC....have a gift for u in my blog...please do collect it from sundaikkai vathal kulambu post

Shama Nagarajan said...

AWESOME...LOVELY PIC....have a gift for u in my blog...please do collect it from sundaikkai vathal kulambu post

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Right choice of dip, the best for summer parties...

Pooja said...

Lovely click Deesha..

kittymatti said...

this is an excellent recipe! The pita chips and the dip look soooo fresh... would love to try it!

Parita said...

Lovely dip..the picture looks too good :)

Vanamala said...

Nice recipe....ya guacamole is v common nowadays..nice pic

Ashwini said...

Lovely Dip..Could have that whole chips and dip:-)

Laavanya said...

I like pita chips too and that dip sounds so creamy & delicious.

Archy said...

Love taste of avocado.. never tried thid dip.. now ur tempting me to try it as early as possible :) !! nice pic !!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! nice pic ..awsome ...recipe .

Pooja said...

Delicious dip..looks great. Healthy too :)

Trupti said...

dip looks delicious Deeba & lovely click. I can have that plate anytime

Lavanya said...

I never tasted avacodo..looks great..yummy too!!

Gita's Kitchen said...

Thats a spicy and creamy avocado dip Deesha, love the cumin and thyme flavor in the dip :)

Madhu said...

Nice variations with avacado, like them with yogurt. Pics looks absolutely delicious, Deesha.

Priya said...

Creamy dip looks delicious....

Indhu said...

looks delicious :)

Suma Rajesh said...

lovly dip..

Suma Rajesh said...

lovly dip..

Smitha said...

I love chip and dips:)

Priya Sriram said...

It looks like a dessert instead of dip! You've decorated it sooo well... Awesome click Deesha! :)

Cham said...

Creamy and buttery dip

Sweta said...

Deesha-thanks for visiting my blog:)
You have some great recipes-lucky hubby!!
I love guacamole,but my fave thing with avocados is the milkshake ;)

Vibaas said...

looks delicious!

Ramya Bala said...

yuumy dip deepthi..yogurt;) makes it so diff I guess

Priyameena said...

Awesome and a Healthy dip Deesha..

Uma said...

that's one yummy dip Deesha! Looks great :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

lovely click.. i just love your pics. thx for sending it to my event.. and the dip is too perfect for chips.

rekhas kitchen said...

lovely mouthwaterin and helthy dip Deesha and thank you so much for your lovely comment in my blog can you please tell me is any thing I have to do for that let me know.

Jaya said...

Lovely dip and I am sure sour cream will be evn better ...but yogurt is much more healthy i guess..
hugs and smiles

notyet100 said...

delicious,..:-)

Happy cook said...

Delicous, love the idea of adding youghurt in thedip than mayo.

Sanghi said...

Yummy yummy dip deesha..!!

sra said...

The pic makes me want to go buy an avocado right away.

Sireesha said...

Lovely and awesome dip:)

Ivy said...

Thanks for visiting Deesha. I have some pitas in the refrigerator which need to be used and this is a great way to use them. Your dip sounds delicious as well.

Valarmathi said...

Lovely dip. Nicely presented.

Madhumathi said...

Yummy dip..I love avocado..Will give this a try when I buy avocado next time..

sowmya said...

wowo..nice dip..love the yogurt in it..must really taste great..

Deepa Hari said...

Lovely dip Deesha....looks yum and healthy.

Poornima Nair said...

Wonderful healthy dip...looks so yumm...will try this weekend...

Curry Leaf said...

Healthy dip .Can imagine the taste as I have tasted avocado with sourcream once.Too good and perfect entry to the event

Vani said...

Oh, yum!

Shreya said...

looks great! yummy:-)

Food Fanatic said...

mm i like it...could never figure out wht to do with avocados except use them in salads or wraps. well now i knw more. thanks!

Arch said...

Neat idea using it with yoghurt !! And lovely pic..Avocado is rarely available here and when it is, it super expensive, must try this with some other pulpy fruit / veggie...

Dibs said...

Great idea! The avos here this time of the year are all skin & seed - no flesh!! Still tempted to get one to try this!

Red Chillies said...

Very nice. I liked the idea of adding yogurt to the dip.

Srivalli said...

lovely dip!..looks so inviting!

Chitra said...

lovely, looks nice;)

Le @HC said...

like your dip and the pic too.

A_and_N said...

I'm eating this as we speak. Wiht a diff twist :) but I should try yours. I'm ready for ANY dip.

Yasmeen said...

Yogurt sounds super good to flavor up the avocado:)

Anisheetu said...

Thanks for dropping by... Avocado dip looks great... nice click...

Miri said...

Absolutely delicious!

Prema Sundar said...

Avocado dip..my favorite.. looks yumm

Premyscakes said...

awesome dip deesha, love it!!

Rajee said...

So drooling and yummy recipes. Love all ur pictures in ur latest posts

SPICE OF LIFE said...

lovely dip Deesha ... i love avocado dips ..and this is definitely on my must try list :)

Suparna said...

Hi Deesha,
wonderful healthy dip,looks irresistable.

Raaga said...

the dip looks great :)

Tricia said...

The best dish that i can imagine ever!..Can't wait to try this over the weekend. My kids will surely love this