Picnics and Potlucks: Avocado dip

Since it is picnic and barbecue season, I thought I would share a recipe that I bring to various potlucks throughout the summer: avocado dip.  It is delicious and easy, makes a ton (which occasionally means leftovers!), and you can either make it entirely out of fresh ingredients or you can buy some pre-made ingredients.

Avocado Dip


  • Approx. 5 avocados
  • Cumin
  • Garlic salt (or garlic powder and salt, or fresh garlic and salt)
  • Lemon juice
  • Homemade plain yogurt (or sour cream)
  • Salsa (approx. 2 cups, either jarred or homemade)
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese (a Mexican blend, or cheddar, Monterey jack, etc.)
  • Fresh tomatoes
  • Green onions

Mash 5 avocados with cumin, garlic salt, and lemon to taste.  Layer on the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish.  Cover with yogurt, then salsa for the next two layers.  Sprinkle cilantro over the salsa.  Add a cheese layer, then top with fresh diced tomatoes and green onions.  Serve with tortilla chips.


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