My Life as a Dog

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Curried Avocado Dip

So normally I don't post a recipe before I know that people want a copy of it. But I had to taste this after making it this morning for the luncheon following my grand-nephew's blessing. I'm had a hard time stopping my tasting. :) I wish I was going to be bringing some back home but I'm pretty sure that will not be the case.

Curried Avocado Dip
1/2 cup cilantro leaves and stems, packed
1/4 cup plain yogurt
3 T. shredded sweetened coconut
2 T. fresh lime juice
1 T. fresh ginger, chopped
1/2 t. curry powder
1 Serrano or JalapeƱo, seeded and chopped
1 shallot, peeled and chopped
Salt to taste
2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted, and chopped

Blend all ingredients except the avocado in a food processor. I blended everything except the yogurt and avocado initially then added the yogurt.

Add chopped avocado and blend until very smooth. Taste for seasoning, then transfer to serving dish.

Serve with Hit of Lime Tostitos.

And to give credit where it belongs, my friend Jenny suggested it and shared the recipe. Thanks Jenny! She adds this tip:

You don't want to combine everything in the recipe more than 2-3 hours before hand. However, when I've taken this to events before I've blended everything but the avocado, placed the mixture in a Rubbermaid container w/ lid, and put it in the refrigerator until it was time to eat. When it was time I cut up the avocado and blended it with the other ingredients. Of course, this required a blender or food processor, so whatever works.