Serve up this fresh avocado dip with feta cheese anytime. It’s such a refreshing and light dip that is great for your spring and summer entertaining. It has fresh avocado, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a sprinkle of feta cheese throughout.
Dip is something I can’t get enough of. Whether I reach for salty tortilla chips or crisp veggies like celery, dip is always welcome in my home. I recently made this avocado dip recipe below, and boy was it a crowd worthy dip. We made it and served it up for the big game day party, and it was the first to go!
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Easy Avocado Dip
What I love about this dip recipe is the simplicity of ingredients. Not much goes into the dip but the depth in flavor will blow your mind. It just needs to sit for about 30 minutes in the fridge once you prep it, so it can combine the flavors. Then you are ready to serve up your tasty avocado dip recipe.
What Do You Eat Avocado Dip With?
Here are a few of our favorite dippers or ways to spread this dip to serve it up. Get creative!
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Fresh Celery Sticks
- Baguettes Or French Bread
- Or Even Spread On Lettuce Leaves As A Wrap
As you can see there is no wrong way to dive head first into this summer inspired dip recipe.
How Do You Make Avocado Dip?
- Start by dicing up your tomato and onion and pour into a bowl.
- Then, add in your seasonings and all the other ingredients but the avocado. Stir and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Pull from the fridge and slice avocado to mix in and serve.
Can I Swap Out Feta Cheese in Avocado Dip?
Yes! If you are not a fan of feta that is totally okay and know that you are not alone. Reach for a fresh parmesan that you grate or for a creamier dip, reach for ricotta cheese.
The feta offers a nice tangy flavor, but if you want to tame that down go for ricotta. With the parmesan, you won’t get that super creamy texture, but it will work if you prefer to swap out your feta.
How Long Will This Avocado Dip Last?
In the fridge, it will last around 2 days, and then it will start to go bad. Make sure you cover your avocado dip tightly so air can’t get in, or it will begin to brown your dip.
What’s the Difference Between Guacamole and Avocado?
While this is a dip recipe, don’t get it confused with guacamole. I use fresh avocado with a handful of ingredients to make a fresh and vibrant dip. Guacamole is a type of dip that uses avocado as the base. Generally, guacamole has onions, jalapeno, avocado, tomatoes, and lime or lemon juice.
Guacamole is a one-of-a-kind dip that is served a lot with Mexican dishes. Avocado is the base of that dip. So, some get confused by the difference.
How To Pick A Ripe Avocado
When picking an avocado look for one that is slightly firm when squeezed. Just hold it in the palm of your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. If it is super soft it is past its prime, and if too hard it hasn’t ripened yet.
How Do You Ripen Avocados Quickly?
When you bring home an avocado that isn’t ripe and you want to ripen quickly follow this tip. Grab a brown paper bag and place an apple or banana in the bag next to the avocado. Then let them sit together in the bag for a few days and check each day for ripeness.
This is my go-to method and truly works. Avocados won’t ripen on the tree, they ripen as they are harvested. So, that is why a lot of times you come across a variety of ripeness at the store.
When To Serve Up This Fresh Avocado Dip with Feta Cheese
Sometimes I look at a recipe and fall in love with the ingredients and then think “When would I serve this up?” Well if you need a good excuse to make up this avocado dip, let me give you some ideas.
- Potluck Gatherings
- Game Day Parties
- Holiday Gatherings
- Weeknight Treat
- Birthday Parties
- Work Party
- Summer BBQ’s
There truly is no wrong time to make this dip. We eat it regularly. I even sometimes make this for a light lunch.
Give this dip a try and let me know how much you love it!
Video recipe and printable instructions.
- 2 avocados, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
- 3 oz. (90 g) of feta cheese;
- 3 tbsps. of cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp. of garlic powder
- ¼ cup of red onion, minced
- Chips or veggies for serving
- Mix tomatoes, onion and cilantro with feta cheese and garlic powder. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to let tomatoes release their juices.
- Add chopped avocado into the mixture, stir once more and serve with your favorite chips or other dipping foods.
Serving Size:8.4 oz. (240 g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468 Total Fat: 35g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 22g Cholesterol: 38mg Sodium: 503mg Carbohydrates: 33g Fiber: 13g Sugar: 7g Protein: 12g