I make so much guacamole I’m sort of tired of it. As much as I love avocados, there must be other ways to use it. I’ve made a few other dishes using avocados but I really wanted to try another dip. Just not with the other guac things in it. There must be many other flavors that would mesh with avocados besides spicy peppers and tomatoes and lime, I speculated.
In my search I ran across a recipe that made me laugh out loud. I had typed avocado spinach dip in my search and this one came up that looked so very green, I was intrigued. When I read the list of ingredients I wondered if I dared. This was kind of strange. Maybe very strange. Even for me. But hey, I liked all of the ingredients (only 3) and my P.S. will eat almost anything. So I gambled and tried it.
It was a fast recipe, I’ll say that. I cut the avocados in half, took out the pits and scooped out the pulp into the blender. I used two since the recipe called for a large Florida avocado or two smaller ones. I assumed mine were small, as I’ve seen larger.
I added the 2 cups of fresh spinach to the blender.
The two tablespoons of natural peanut butter went in last.
The recipe cautions that we only use natural peanut butter, which is made with only peanuts and salt. We usually have that on hand as it’s my P.S.’s spread of choice. I’m not sure if a substitution would destroy the mix but I won’t need to find out. I hit the pulse button a few times and made sure the contents of my Cuisinart were creamy and mixed, then scraped the dip into a bowl.
I refrigerated the dip for an hour and served it for dinner with our burgers and chips. I even spread some on my burger. It’s very tasty and reminds me of some of the veggie hummus recipes I’ve tried. The spinach flavor comes through more than anything else, and that makes me happy. I LOVE spinach.
Suggestions for this recipe said it is good on toast, with crackers, with tortilla chips, or many other ways. We thought it was good with rippled potato chips and definitely good on sandwiches in place of mayo. A healthy alternative to mayo, actually. My quest for the anti-guacamole brought forth unexpectedly healthy results! Go, me!
Creamy Avocado Spinach Dip
- 1 large Florida avocado or 2 smaller Hass avocados
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- 2 tablespoons natural peanut butter
- Chips or vegetables of choice for dipping
Slice the avocados in half, remove the pit and scoop the flesh into a blender or food processor. Add the spinach and peanut butter and process until smooth.
Adapted from Vegetarian Flair