This recipe is a healthy alternative to sour cream- and mayonnaise-based dips, sandwich spreads, and salad dressings. It's creamy & mild and is the perfect dip for Fiesta Fries (recipe at www.theyummylife.com/recipes/184)
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/2 cup lowfat Greek yogurt (for directions to make your own, go to: www.theyummylife.recipes/167)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-4 tablespoons milk or buttermilk (for thinning, if necessary)
Optional additional ingredients: chives, green onions, cilantro, cumin, cayenne, or minced jalapeno
To mix by hand: peel and cut avocado into chunks; drizzle with lime juice mash with fork; transfer to small bowl. Add yogurt, honey, salt, garlic powder, onion powder & black pepper. Stir until well combined. If too thick, gradually add milk a tablespoon at a time until desire consistency. Serve right away.
To mix in blender (for smoother consistency): Add avocado to blender container, drizzle with lime juice, and blend. Add remaining ingredients except the milk and blend until well combined. Blend in milk a tablespoon at a time until desired consistency.
SERVING SUGGESTIONS (add more or less milk to achieve different consistencies suitable for a variety of uses): --As a dip: Use a thick or thinned version as dip for chips, French fries, and raw veggies. --As a topping: Use a thick version as a healthy substitute for sour cream on baked potatoes --As a sandwich spread: Use a thicker version as a healthy substitute for mayonnaise on sandwiches --As a salad dressing: Use a thinner version as a healthy salad dressing on greens or slaw.