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This Creamy Mexican Dip has all the flavors you like in your favorite Mexican dip: avocado, cilantro, red onion and salsa, but lightened up using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.  This makes the perfect, healthy appetizer at a party paired with chips or a topping for your favorite Mexican dish.

Creamy Mexican Dip

I have had this recipe in the back of my mind for some time now and kept meaning to share it.  Somehow it kept falling off the radar until now.  I love this Creamy Mexican Dip so much. In fact, if this is in the fridge, I can eat it all myself.

When I think of creamy dips, I think of cream cheese or sour cream, or a lot of gooey cheese.  Some of the time when I make dips I love the gooey cheese as much as the next person.  But other times I want to eat a dip that is a little better for me and lighter on the waist line.  Today’s Creamy Mexican Dip is creamy but without the guilt.  This dip uses Stonyfield Greek Yogurt to give it that creamy texture while keeping it light and healthy.  I love using yogurt as a substitute in recipes like this Creamy Mexican Dip, Tenderest Cardamom Pancakes or Creamy Dill Greek Yogurt Dip.

Creamy Mexican Dip

I first tried this Creamy Mexican Dip at a party my sister’s friend had. She had this dip sitting out on the table with all of those pretty garnishes on to and I fell in love instantly.  I am a total garnish girl.  The more garnishes the better. I like the flavors and textures it adds to a dip and that each bite takes a little bit different depending on what garnishes you get on your chip. I also like that some of the dip is creamy yet some of the dip is chunky.

Creamy Mexican Dip

This dip was by far the most popular appetizer on the table and was gone in no time.

I knew I had to get the recipe from her so I could make it for my summer parties. This Creamy Mexican Dip is a mixture of tangy Greek yogurt, the salsa of your choice, avocado, spices, red onion and cilantro.  When I make this dip I use a spicy salsa but you can use whatever you have on hand or like.  I have tried this with a mild salsa and a black bean & corn salsa and both tasted wonderful.

While I think of this more as a dip it could easily be used as a topping for tacos or nachos.

Creamy Mexican Dip

I like to serve this Creamy Mexican Dip with Late July Organic Chips . These chips are so good–crunchy, salty, nonGMO, organic and the perfect helper for this dip. Late July Organic Chips also has some really fun flavors, like Red Hot Mojo and Jalapeño Lime Chips. If you are feeling adventurous those would be fun to pair with this dip.

Check out this video to see how easy this recipe is to make!

Kitchen helpers:

Mexican Molcajete {we love ours for making guacamole}

Creamy Mexican Dip

Creamy Mexican Dip

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Creamy Mexican Dip is all the flavors you like in your favorite Mexican dip, avocado, cilantro, red onion and salsa, but lightened up using Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. This makes the perfect, healthy appetizer at a party paired with chips.

Ingredients

For the dip:

  • 1/2 avocado mashed
  • 1 cup plain Stonyfield Greek Yogurt {you can also use half sour cream, half Greek yogurt}
  • 1/4 cup sour cream {optional to thicken up the dip-tastes great without it too}
  • 1/2 cup salsa of your choice {I used a medium salsa for extra spice}
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Garnish:

  • 1/2 avocado, chopped into cubes
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons red onion, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small mixing bowl or a guacamole Molcajete Lava Stone mash the 1/2 of an avocado.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl combine the mashed avocado, Greek yogurt, sour cream, salsa, cilantro, red onion, cumin and salt.Taste and adjust seasoning to taste.
  3. Garnish with the chopped avocado, cilantro and red onion.
  4. Serve with chips or vegetables.

Notes

You can use half sour cream and half Greek yogurt if you like.

Adapted from Weight Watchers

Creamy Mexican Dip

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Jenny Staniszewski

Thursday 9th of May 2019

This dip is on regular rotation at our house and for all of the gatherings! It’s so easy and everyone always raves about how delicious it is! And you don’t have to feel guilty eating it! I also like that you can easily adjust the quantity of ingredients based on what you have on hand or how you like it. I always add more avocado because I love it so much!

Julia

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Aww thanks! It is so great to have on hand-you are right. We make this often too.

Kristi Rimkus

Thursday 27th of August 2015

We're big chips and dips fans in our house during football season, so I'm loving this lighter on the waistline version!

Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

Saturday 18th of July 2015

Yeah, I wouldn't share that, so I'd have to make a double batch, one for me and one for everyone else.

Julia

Saturday 18th of July 2015

That is how I feel about it!

heather @french press

Thursday 16th of July 2015

I could live on chips and dip, so it's a really good thing this one is a bit healthier

Julia

Thursday 16th of July 2015

Definitely a healthier version which is nice!

Ali @ Home & Plate

Thursday 16th of July 2015

This dip looks delicious and would be perfect served with Margaritas. The combination of flavors and the avocado especially make this a dip I plan on trying soon.

Julia

Thursday 16th of July 2015

It does go great with margaritas! Hope you like it!

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