Whip up a batch of avocado dip veggie shooters as a healthy green dip recipe for St. Patrick’s Day or any time you want a tasty party dip.
Why this recipe works
What makes this avocado dip so perfect for St Patrick’s Day? Well, it’s GREEN!
But that’s not all. This avocado dips recipe is served in a tall shot glass making it an easy-to-eat party appetizer.
Serving the dip this way lets your guests walk around with the little shot glass while they mingle. They just dip the crunchy vegetable sticks into the avocado dip on the go!
How to make the avocado dip
I just put the avocado, Greek yogurt, lime juice, chili powder and salt into the blender and pulse until smooth. Super easy.
Using a blender or food processor guarantees that your dip is nice and smooth with no lumps.
How to get the dip in the shot glasses
The tricky part is getting the avocado dip into the shot glasses. Don’t attempt to spoon the dip into the glasses or you’ll have a big mess on your hands!
Pastry bag method: First, snip the end of a pastry bag to make an 1-inch wide opening. Then tie off that end with a clip and place the bag in a tall, heavy glass.
Then fill the pastry bag part way with the dip. Remove the clip, then pipe the dip into the glasses.
Ziploc baggie method: If you don’t have a pastry bag, fill a gallon Ziploc baggie with the avocado dip. Push all the air out and zip close the bag.
Snip off one bottom corner to make a 1-inch hole. Then squeeze the dip out of the bag into the shot glasses.
The Ziploc baggie method is probably more practical as you can put all your dip into the baggie and then leave it in the refrigerator until just before party time.
Leave some of the shot glasses empty and fill them with veggie sticks. I like a mixture of celery and pepper strips. The more colorful, the better!
How to make a spicy dip
If you’d like a spicier avocado dip, you can season it with ground cayenne pepper or a dash of your favorite hot sauce.
If you prefer a smokier taste dip, try smoked paprika.
Don’t have lime juice?
Use lemon juice instead. But don’t leave either out. The citrus juice keeps the avocado from turning dark green or even greyish!
Can’t find ripe avocados?
Don’t you hate not finding ripe avocados at the store when you need them?
Try the organic section. I’ve had better luck there and paying a little more is worth the convenience.
Layer the dip
If you want to make festive party appetizers, make up a batch of Greek yogurt seasoned with just lime juice, salt and chili powder.
Then pipe in a layer of avocado dip, a plain yogurt layer, then an avocado layer. Pretty!
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- 2 ripe avocados, peeled and pitted
- 1 cup non-fat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3 sweet peppers cut into thin veggie sticks
- 5 celery stalks cut into thin veggie sticks
- Place avocados, yogurt, lime juice, chili powder, and salt in a blender or food processor. Pulse until mixture is smooth and creamy.
- To serve, place dip into a piping bag and pipe into shot glasses. Serve with veggie sticks.
Serving Size:1/4 cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 223mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated per the ingredients list. Serving size may not be accurate. Please double-check with your preferred nutritional app for the most accurate information.
Originally posted on December 15, 2015 and February 23, 2018.
Updated with new pictures and information.