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Spicy avocado yogurt dip

Homemade spicy avocado yogurt dip

This spicy avocado yogurt dip is made with yogurt, avocado, cilantro, green onions or scallions, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin. My mom would prepare healthy savory yogurt dips for us as kids. One of my favorites was her spicy cilantro yogurt dip. My other favorite dip is guacamole, so I decided to combine them into one.

Easy avocado yogurt dip recipe

This creamy dip is very easy to make: simply put the ingredients in a food processor or blender, mix, and done. I used mild jalapeños to add some spiciness to the avocado dip. Feel free to adjust the heat level that you and your family prefer by adding more or less hot peppers. To lower the spiciness level, make sure to remove the seeds and veins from the jalapeños. To increase it, you can leave them in, or you can also use a spicier hot pepper like a Serrano. You can also leave them out entirely or replace with mild Anaheim peppers or even a small amount of sweet bell pepper.

Spicy avocado yogurt dip with veggies

I served this spicy avocado yogurt dip with some fresh veggies (carrots, celery, radishes, bell peppers, cucumber, etc) and crackers as an appetizer for a small dinner party. It will also make a great after-school snack for the kids. I’m always trying to find healthy new snacks for them, and this one will be perfect. The avocado dip can be made ahead of time and refrigerated until ready to serve.

Ingredients for the spicy avocado yogurt dip

Ingredients for the Spicy Avocado Yogurt dip:

  • A ripe avocado
  • Cilantro, I love cilantro and am usually very generous with the amount I add, but feel free to add less.
  • Lime juice
  • Jalapeños – As mentioned before, you can only use one or remove the veins/seeds to make a mild dip. You can also use a sweet pepper if you prefer a non-spicy version.
  • Cumin – I like the extra flavor it adds, but if you aren’t a fan you can leave it out.
  • Green onions or scallions – You can also use a little bit of diced white onion instead.
  • Plain yogurt – Any plain yogurt you like will work for this dip. You can also use sour cream or Mexican-style crema for a more indulgent dip.
Savory yogurt dip with avocado and cilantro
Easy avocado yogurt dip recipe

Spicy avocado yogurt dip

Tangy and spicy avocado yogurt dip made with plain yogurt, avocado, cilantro, green onions or scallions, jalapeño, lime juice, and cumin.
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Course: Appetizer, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine: International, Latin fusion
Keyword: Avocado, Cilantro, Easy and quick, Plain yogurt, Savory, Snacking
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 cups of avocado yogurt dip sauce


  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 small bunch of cilantro roughly chopped
  • Juice from 1 small lime
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers seeds and veins removed, adjust to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 2-3 scallions or green onion stalks
  • 1 cup plain yogurt about 8 ounces
  • Salt to taste

Optional garnishes:

  • Diced tomatoes, sliced radishes, chopped scallions and/or cilantro leaves

To serve:

  • Veggies and crackers/chips


  • Cut the avocado in half, remove the pit, and spoon out the avocado pulp.
  • Place the avocado pulp, the chopped cilantro, jalapeño peppers, green onions, cumin powder, and lime juice in a small food processor or blender. Pulse until the ingredients are crushed and pureed.
  • Add the yogurt and mix until you have smooth sauce. Add salt to taste.
  • Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Right before serving, garnish the avocado yogurt dip with diced tomato, radish slices, chopped scallions, and cilantro leaves.
    Spicy avocado jalapeño yogurt dip recipe
  • Serve the avocado yogurt dip with your choice of fresh veggies and/or crackers.
    Serve the avocado yougrt dip with veggies and crackers

Step by step preparation photos for the spicy avocado yogurt dip:

How to make a spicy avocado yogurt dip
Spicy and tangy avocado yogurt dip recipe - served with carrots, radishes, celery sticks and crackers

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