This healthy avocado greek yogurt dip tastes amazing with veggies and chips or spread onto a sandwich. It features nutritious ingredients including avocado and plain Greek yogurt. Just blend everything together in your food processor to make this creamy dip in 5 minutes!

Bowl of avocado greek yogurt dip surrounded by veggies and chips

As a Registered Dietitian, I love creating healthy sauces, dressings, and dips to make vegetables taste delicious and more appealing. This avocado greek yogurt dip has guacamole vibes with a boost of protein! It’s made with a few simple ingredients: avocado, plain Greek yogurt, lime juice, cilantro, cumin, garlic, and salt.

I love this Greek yogurt dip because it tastes amazing, takes just five minutes to make in a food processor, and is packed with healthy fats, high quality protein, vitamins, minerals, and probiotics. You can use it to dip your favorite veggies and chips, but it also makes an excellent sandwich spread.

More Greek yogurt based dips and Greek yogurt dressings to try: tzatziki dip, Greek yogurt ranch dip, Greek yogurt salad dressing, and feta dill dressing.

Step-by-step video

Ingredients in avocado Greek yogurt dip

Here is everything you need to make this healthy veggie dip:

  • Ripe avocados
  • Plain Greek yogurt – I used nonfat
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Garlic
  • Cumin
  • Salt

Kitchen tools needed

To make this recipe, you will need a good knife, a cutting board, and a food processor.

Avocado greek yogurt dip ingredients measured out on a light grey backdrop

How to tell when an avocado is ripe

This recipe relies on creamy ripe avocados for the right texture and flavor. Here’s how to tell if your avocados are ripe and ready to be used:

  • Ripe avocados have dark green skin that is nearly black with a slightly bumpy texture.
  • Ripe avocados will feel slightly soft, and yield to gentle pressure when you poke with your finger. If the avocado feels mushy, it is overripe.

How to make avocado Greek yogurt dip

  1. Slice open ripe avocados and remove the pit.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh into the bowl of your food processor.
  3. Add Greek yogurt, cilantro, garlic, lime juice, cumin, and salt.
  4. Blend in your food processor until smooth and creamy. You may need to scrape down the bowl once or twice to make sure everything is incorporated.

Can I make this dip without a food processor? Yes! If you do not have a food processor, mash the avocado up very well, finely chop the cilantro, and mince the garlic. Then mix together the mashed avocado, Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, and salt with a spoon in a small mixing bowl, until well combined. You may also have luck making this dip in a blender, however, I have not tested it this way myself.

Bowl of avocado greek yogurt dip surrounded by veggies and chips

What to serve with avocado Greek yogurt dip

This dip is delicious paired with veggies, chips, or crackers. The best veggies for dipping are ones that are crisp, crunchy and easy to hold. Some great raw veggies to pair with this dip are carrot sticks, celery sticks, cauliflower or broccoli florets, endive, jicama sliced into sticks, snap peas, green beans, or bell peppers cut into slices or wedges.

Storing avocado Greek yogurt dip

If you have leftover dip, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Try and store the dip in a container where the dip is filled to the top, to avoid too much excess air.

The dip may brown a little bit as it sits due to oxidation. It’s still perfectly fine to eat within 3 days! Just give it a stir and serve.

Bowl of avocado greek yogurt dip surrounded by veggies and chips

Why is avocado good for you?

Avocado is an incredibly nutritious food to include in your diet. Most notably, avocado is one of the best dietary sources of monounsaturated fatty acids. These healthy fats are beneficial for heart health because they can help lower blood pressure, lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, and help prevent heart disease.

Additionally, avocados provide plenty of dietary fiber – one whole avocado packs 10 grams of fiber, or 36% of your daily needs! Diets high in fiber have many health benefits, including digestive health, gut health, weight management, and blood sugar management.

Avocados also have a lot of micronutrients. One whole avocado provides:

  • 121.5 mcg folate (30% of your daily needs)
  • 0.386 mcg Vitamin B6 (23% of your daily needs)
  • 3.1 mg Vitamin E (21% of your daily needs)
  • 31.5 mcg Vitamin K (26% of your daily needs)
  • 727.5 mg potassium (15% of your daily needs)
  • 0.28 mg copper (31% of your daily needs)

Why is Greek yogurt good for you?

Greek yogurt is super nutritious! It is an excellent source of high quality protein. It has significantly more protein than regular yogurt. A 7-ounce serving of plain lowfat Greek yogurt provides 20 grams of protein, while the same amount of plain lowfat regular yogurt has just 11 grams of protein.

Also, Greek yogurt is packed with probiotics, because it is a fermented food. These beneficial bacteria are crucial for gut health and are important for digestion and immune function.

Greek yogurt also has several beneficial micronutrients. A 7-ounce serving of plain lowfat Greek yogurt provides:

  • 230 mg calcium (18% of your daily needs)
  • 180 mcg Vitamin A (20% of your daily needs)
  • 0.466 mg riboflavin (36% of your daily needs)
  • 0.940 mg pantothenic acid (19% of your daily needs)
  • 1.04 mcg Vitamin B12 (43% of your daily needs)
  • 274 mg phosphorus (39% of your daily needs)
  • 24.8 mcg selenium (45% of your daily needs)

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Bowl of avocado greek yogurt dip surrounded by veggies and chips

5-Minute Creamy Avocado & Greek Yogurt Dip

  • Author: Alex Aldeborgh
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: serves 5
  • Category: appetizer
  • Method: food processor
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This healthy avocado greek yogurt dip tastes amazing with veggies and chips or spread onto a sandwich. It features nutritious ingredients including avocado and plain Greek yogurt. Just blend everything together in your food processor to make this creamy dip in 5 minutes!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 2 ripe avocados, cut in half and pits removed
  • 1/2 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cilantro 
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor fitted with an S blade.
    avocados, greek yogurt, cilantro, spices, and garlic in a food processor bowl
  2. Blend everything together until smooth and creamy, with no lumps remaining. Scrape down the bowl once or twice if needed so everything is incorporated.
    creamy avocado greek yogurt dip blended up in a food processor bowl
  3. Serve with your favorite veggies for dipping, chips, or crackers. 

Notes

Can I make this dip without a food processor?

Yes! If you do not have a food processor, mash the avocado up very well, finely chop the cilantro, and mince the garlic. Then mix together the mashed avocado, Greek yogurt, chopped cilantro, minced garlic, lime juice, cumin, and salt with a spoon in a small mixing bowl, until well combined.You may also have luck making this dip in a blender, however, I have not tested it this way myself.

Storing avocado Greek yogurt dip

If you have leftover dip, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Try and store the dip in a container where the dip is filled to the top, to avoid too much excess air.

The dip may brown a little bit as it sits due to oxidation. It’s still perfectly fine to eat within 3 days! Just give it a stir and serve.

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