Avocados are the hippest fruit-that-many-mistake-as-a-vegetable around. Dominating the foodie world with everything from avocado toast to salads, social media feeds, and the world, in general, has gone avocado crazy! Everyone and their grandmother is looking for an avocado dip that is healthier.
Well almost, if you don’t count the maybe 30-minute ripeness window that is. However, one issue that has plagued the meteoric rise of this worshiped fruit is just the lack of creativity in uses lately. Especially in the dip category! When we think of avocados and dip there is only one thing that comes to mind and that is guacamole. And while guac is fabulous on its own, sometimes you want to try something new, push the boundaries, and add some variety to your life. Well, we’ve got you covered with an innovative, absolutely delicious twist on a classic.
Enter: A Healthier Avocado Dip with Loads of Flavor
At this point, you may be confused about how avocados could be any other type of dip, but we at Hope Foods saw the true potential in avocados to be more. We thought about how that smooth creaminess could be melded so perfectly with the smoothness of hummus. Also, this creates a dip that not only is rich and decadent but is also naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free.
By then, we had gone full mad scientist but just to take it even further we thought, “what if we add in other flavors and spices to compliment avocado creating the most delicious avocado dip that would ever exist?!” It was such a wild idea, some would think it was way too idealistic, but in the end, we did it! Like superheroes coming together to become a powerhouse, so too did our ingredients to become two unbelievable powerhouses of flavor: Avocado Lime Hummus and Spicy Avocado Hummus.
When you try these two dips with their smooth and creamy flavor, the way you think of avocado dips will never be the same.
Our Avocado Dip: Ways to Enjoy this Yummy (and Better for You) Dip
Our avocado dips are so tasty and enjoyed in all the usual dippable ways. Here are a few of our favorites:
Firstly, as you would expect, the avocado in our hummus makes it the perfect thing to dip chips in. It’s fun to mix it up from typical guacamole fare and branch out!
Secondly, whole-grain crackers are great paired with both versions of our tasty avocado dip. Add a bit of cheese and you’ve got a delicious snack.
Thirdly, sliced cucumbers, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, bell peppers, and almost any veggie you’d normally dip in hummus are fantastic dipped in these two hummus dips.
Take those summer dishes to the next level with healthier avocado dip!
Now that this new way of having avocados has been added to your culinary arsenal, it’s time to learn all the ways it can be used. Think it can only be a dip? Think again! Since summer is just rolling in, here are some ways to take those summertime favs and make them a billion times better!
Poke bowls are all the rage, and for good reason: They’re packed with flavor and are the perfect excuse to pile on as much sauce as you possibly could want. Our recipe for this Beet Poke Bowl uses a sauce made with our Avocado Lime Hummus – which, to be honest, is the most delicious and perfect topping to drizzle over the beet bowl.
This recipe is one of our favorites for two reasons: First, it’s just extremely delicious. And second, it is unusual and innovative. This recipe is nourishing, filling, and absolutely perfect for lunches where you want something that warms you up immediately after eating it. The Spicy Avocado Hummus adds a smooth spiciness we think you’ll love.
What's the Difference Between Guacamole and Avocado Dip?
Basically, it comes down to the main ingredient in each. In guacamole, the main ingredient is avocados; the garlic, salt, and limes are secondary to the main event. In hummus, the main ingredient is garbanzo beans/chickpeas. The avocado in our hummus is a compliment to the hummus. This is the main difference between guacamole and our avocado dip.
Avocado Dip: Vegan, Gluten-Free, and Utterly Delicious
These don’t even begin to show you all the gazillions of options for this wonder dip! For even more mouth-watering ideas, be sure to check out our recipes section or better yet concoct your own. Try this avocado dip on pasta or tofu, maybe even burritos and enchiladas! The only limit is your imagination! But if you come up with something life-changing, make sure to tag us on Instagram and we may just give you a place of honor with a feature in our foodie community! Pick up a tub of our many flavors of hummus in a store near you, or order online and have it shipped to your door. Yum!