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Avocado Dip

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Avocado Dip

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

The Heart Smart® Program at Henry Ford aims to promote a heart-healthy lifestyle by reducing controllable risk factors for heart disease such as blood cholesterol levels, obesity and blood pressure. Henry Ford offers one-of-a-kind Heart Smart® recipes that are designed to be delicious, while using fresh ingredients to create a healthy, fulfilling meal.

Photo credit: Jessica J. Trevino 

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 ounces (4 tablespoons) reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 2 tablespoon snipped cilantro (optional garnish)

Instructions

Place avocados, lime juice, sour cream, cream cheese, and garlic in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Place in a bowl and season with salt. Refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving, allowing flavors to blend. To serve, make a small well in the center of the dip and add salsa. Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Cook's Note: A new twist on guacamole, serve this dip with whole-wheat pita bread, fresh vegetables, or baked tortilla chips.


Yield: 12 servings (about 3 tablespoons per serving)

Nutritional Info

  • Calories = 63                         
  • Fat = 5 gm                             
  • Saturated fat = 2 gm
  • Trans fat = 0 gm                    
  • Cholesterol = 7 mg                
  • Protein = 1 gm
  • Sodium = 119 mg                  
  • Carbohydrate = 3gm              
  • Fiber = 2 gm
  • Calcium = 24 mg                   
  • Calories from fat = 71%

FOOD EXCHANGES:  2 vegetable, 1 fat