Appetizers and Side dishes — By Ben on 28 May 2009
Avocado Dip

Avocado dip

I can’t believe it is Thursday already. Time really flies when you are having fun, right? This was a short week here in the States because of Memorial Day so I decided to tackle (or at least try to) a house project. It is far from done, but at least I took the first steps. Anyway, I haven’t been cooking much this week because of that and because I am getting ready for an special event I’ll be hosting Saturday (big party with tons of food all prepared by me. That sounds like fun, doesn’t it?)

I will be writing about it all next week, but today I wanted to share with you one of the experiments I will be serving:  avocado dip. Though this dip resembles guacamole, that’s not what it is. This is made with 6oz of cream cheese, 1 avocado, the juice of one lime and a dash of salt. These ingredients give it a very unique and delicious flavor. Serve it with a vegetable tray and bread and you’ll be very popular at any party. You can even spread it over sandwiches and bagels to give them a new twist in flavor. I made chicken sandwiches with this and Jon loved them. Now I just need to wait for the reaction at the party on Saturday.

Remember that What’s cooking? is hosting three events that end this weekend. The first is the giveaway of a 10″ non-stick fry-pan from SCANPAN (a $100+ pan) You only have to tell us why you’d like to win this prize here for the chance to win one.

We are also making Homemade tortillas this month for our monthly event. All the participants so far agree that it is easier than they thought. So join the fun and be part of the few brave that can claim to have made homemade tortillas :D

Food Photographers Club is a place where we learn more about taking better food pics. The first assignment is about lighting. If you’d like to improve your photography skills I recommend you take a look at what we are doing over there. I created this so we foodies can learn from each other, isn’t that what we already do anyway?

Avocado dip

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(12) Readers Comments

  1. When i read dip , i too thoguht it was guacamole and then saw in the recipe you have added cream cheese to them.
    Looks really yummy, if i was in yyour party i would sit really close to this dip so that i can have them always.
    Enjoy hosting the party . Sounds fun and a lot of work too.

  2. I DO love the cream cheese in this! How delightful! Good luck with catering your party Ben!

  3. There is such a richness on this avocado with cream cheese, love both texture and color :)

    Btw I’ve put a link to your Scanpan giveaway, in my event section.

    Cheers Ben!

    Gera

  4. Looks like a yummy new twist with using avocados. Love it, I’ll have to try it, thanks for posting!

  5. The dip sounds heavenly, and perfect for chicken sandwiches. I’ve been experimenting with light this week in my photos. They still stink, though. I am just the world’s worst photographer. Seriously.

  6. Ben, I tried this once. I didn’t think I would like it, but I did. The cream cheese made the guacamole very smooth and creamy. Have fun at your fiesta chico. You deserve it.

  7. This sounds so delicious, and so easy! I’ll have to give it a try. I used to not like avocados (how silly of me) but I love them now. :)

  8. Avocado is creamy by itself and combined with cream cheese, wow this sounds heavenly.

  9. Avocado and cream cheese dip sounds excellent! Have fun hosting the party!

  10. Great simple dip with loads of flavor. Love those types of recipes.

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