It’s a very eggciting thyme here in the Queen city! The Cincinnati Bengals are in California as I write to prep for the Super bowl against the LA Rams! We haven’t had the privilege of being in the Super bowl since 1989. The power of Who DEY is palpable here.
Businesses are lit up in beautiful bright orange and most schools and businesses have taken the DEY off to allow for appropriate partying. Cincinnati knows how to party.
The Super bowl will no doubt have your blood pumping! If you’re looking for a tasty, tailgate party appetizer, that’s also kind to your ticker, look no further! This dip is made with creamy avocados and Greek yogurt and can be paired with your favorite veggies, pretzels or baked chips.
Avocados are plentiful right now and a great source of MUFAS (mono-unsaturated fatty acids). This type of fat helps lower your LDL (“lousy” cholesterol) while maintaining your HDL (“healthy” cholesterol). It adds a gorgeous green hue to the dip as well as potassium.
Greek yogurt is a source of calcium, B vitamins and potassium- which are great for your blood pressure in addition to protein, which provides satiety- a scientifically sophisticated word for the feeling of fullness between meals. Toss that word around at your super bowl party and impress your friends!
The dip can be served in one bowl or single cups if you’re feeling fancy! No matter WHO DEY you’re rooting for, enjoy the game with this simple treat!
¾ cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
1 ripe avocado, pit removed and cut into chunks
¼ tsp. ground cumin
1 clove garlic
¼ cup loose cilantro leaves
¼ tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. lime juice
2 tsp. olive oil
- Place the Greek yogurt, avocado, cumin, garlic, cilantro, salt, lime juice and olive oil in a food processor.
- Process the ingredients until smooth.
- Adjust seasonings as desired.
- Serve with pepper strips, baby carrots, grape tomatoes or your favorite chips or pretzels.
Yield: 1 ½ cups dip