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Avocado Dip

Easy Avocado Dip with fresh tomatoes, feta cheese, fresh onion and garlic, and lime juice makes for an instant crowd-pleaser! If you have avocado lovers at home, this amazing avocado dip is a must make!

Bowl of chunky avocado dip with fresh tomatoes in a blue rimmed bowl with sliced limes to the side.

Move over, Buffalo Chicken Dip, there’s an all new dip in town!

If you’re a fan of cheese and avocados, this easy dip recipe is a no-brainer! 

You’re getting delicious creamy avocados paired with tangy cheese, vibrant fresh garlic and onion with a hint of citrus and some herby fresh cilantro notes.

This simple combination of ingredients makes a whirlwind of flavors and textures that drive your taste buds positively wild.

The inspiration for this recipe?

Riffing off of my Avocado Salad recipe, I wanted to make something similar but in the form of a dip and more like an avocado salsa.

I’m always up for The Easy Guacamole Recipe That Wins Every Time, but I wanted there to be feta cheese (or queso fresco or cotjia cheese) and some other fresh goodies involved.

So here we are with a guacamole-like dip with all the delicious flavors.

Not to be confused with avocado crema, which is a creamy avocado dip (or avocado sauce), we’re going with a chunky avocado dip recipe here using fresh ingredients for the best party dip.

I made this dip to serve four individuals (myself included) and we demolished it. We enjoyed it as a standard dip with corn tortilla chips and also topped our baked chicken with it. 

In this sense, this avocado dip can be used as a traditional dip, or as a condiment for meats, salads, burgers, etc.

Hand holding a chip with avocado dip on top.

This avocado feta dip comfortably serves 6 to 8 individuals, assuming other food will be available; however, if you know your friends and family are super into avocados, plan accordingly and make a double batch of this chunky avocado dip if need be.

Let’s discuss the simple ingredients for avocado dip. The good news is you can find these ingredients at any grocery store no matter the time of year.

Ingredients for Avocado Dip:

Fresh Avocados: The star of the show here. Pick avocados that are perfectly ripe and not too squishy. They should still feel somewhat firm when gently squeezed without too much give and without being too solid.

Cherry Tomatoes (or Grape Tomatoes, Vine-Ripened Tomatoes, etc.): Choose your favorite type of tomatoes, give them a fine chop and add them to this dip for a fresh pop of juicy tomato flavor.

Red Onion & Garlic: Fresh garlic cloves and red onion bring a burst of fresh zingy flavor to the dip.

You can adjust the amount as needed, but the recipe as written provides the perfect level without giving the dip a lot of bite.

Nevertheless, if you enjoy the heat of red onion and garlic, feel free to add more!

Feta Cheese (or Cotija Cheese): Tangy feta cheese adds lovely texture and flavor to the otherwise creamy dip. If you prefer queso fresco or cotija cheese, feel free to make the switch. 

Fresh Lime Juice: Adding just the right amount of lime juice gives a hint of citrus tang without the lime juice shining through too heavily. That said, if you enjoy a lot of lime flavor, feel free to add more.

Sea Salt: The addition of sea salt brings out all of the fresh flavors and makes the dip taste nice and fresh and also rich and bold. Add salt to your personal taste.

Cilantro: The fresh cilantro is optional here, and similar to the lime juice, you can play by your personal taste.

I’m not an enormous fan of cilantro so the recipe as written goes fairly light on it. Feel free to add more to your heart’s desire.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add 1/2 cup of sour cream or Greek yogurt for a creamy avocado dip recipe.
  • Replace the lime juice with lemon juice.
  • Mix in 1/2 cup of salsa verde or tomato salsa for a spicy avocado dip.
  • To thin out the dip and give it extra richness, drizzle a couple tablespoons of olive oil over it. 
  • Replace the fresh garlic with 1 teaspoon of garlic powder. 
  • Add one cup of black beans and/or corn kernels for added spunk.
  • For spicier dip, chop up 1 to 2 chili peppers such as jalapeno peppers or serranos and mix them in. You could also add in cayenne pepper or hot sauce for a kick.

Now that we’ve covered the basic ingredients list, let’s make this delicious avocado dip!

Bowl of avocado dip and bowl of chips, ready to be eaten.

How to Make Avocado Dip:

Add the chopped avocados to a large mixing bowl along with the sea salt and lime juice. Mash some of the avocado to create a partially creamy dip, leaving the avocados fairly chunky for the best texture.

Mashing avocado in a mixing bowl for chunky avocado dip.

You can go about this based on the texture you’re going for and also make the dip either completely creamy or completely chunky.

If you’re going for creamy avocado dip, you can use a food processor or a potato masher to get the ripe avocados extra creamy.

Transfer the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl (chopped tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and cilantro) and mix until everything is well-combined.

Ingredients for chunky avocado dip in a mixing bowl, ready to be mixed up.

Taste the dip for flavor and if desired, add more salt, lime juice, garlic, onion, or cilantro to your personal taste.

Red bowl of avocado feta dip.

Garnish the top of the dip with extra chopped cilantro, cherry tomatoes, or red onions.

Use as a dip, spread, or condiment for appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more. Serve it with corn tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, etc.

Avocado dip is best when served fresh, but you can keep it for up to 24 hours or based on your personal preference. Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

I generally don’t make avocado more than 6 hours ahead of time to optimize the freshness, and I typically only make the amount that I think will be consumed with the intention of avoiding leftovers. That said, you can save avocado dip for a day or two if you’re okay with the avocados oxidizing a little. 

Blue rimmed bowl full of avocado dip, ready to serve.

And that’s it! The best dip for serving guests or for whipping up the next time you have a massive avocado craving. 

If you enjoy traditional guacamole, you’re bound to love the combination of flavors in this avocado feta dip.

This simple recipe may just be one of your favorite dip recipes for entertaining friends and family. Healthy recipes like this also serve well as a quick snack to tide your family over between meals.

If you’re looking for more appetizer recipes, also try out these reader favorites.

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Bowl of chunky avocado dip with fresh tomatoes in a blue rimmed bowl with sliced limes to the side.
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Chunky Avocado Dip

This easy, creamy, dreamy chunky avocado dip is the perfect appetizer for entertaining guests! Use it as a condiment for salads, sandwiches, burgers, and tacos too!
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 to 8 Servings
Calories: 210kcal
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados peeled and diced
  • 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes cut into 4ths
  • ¾ cup red onion finely chopped
  • 6 ounces feta cheese*
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice to taste
  • ½ tsp sea salt to taste
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro chopped, optional

Instructions

  • Add the chopped avocados to a large mixing bowl along with the sea salt and lime juice. Mash some of the avocado to create a partially creamy dip, leaving the avocados fairly chunky for the best texture. You can go about this based on the texture you’re going for and also make the dip either completely creamy or completely chunky.
  • Transfer the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl (chopped tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and cilantro) and mix until everything is well-combined. Taste the dip for flavor and if desired, add more salt, lime juice, garlic, onion, or cilantro to your personal taste.
  • Garnish the top of the dip with extra chopped cilantro, cherry tomatoes, or red onions.
  • Use as a dip, spread, or condiment for appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and more. Serve it with corn tortilla chips, pita chips, crackers, etc.
  • Avocado dip is best when served fresh, but you can keep it for up to 24 hours or based on your personal preference. Store any leftover dip in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Notes

*Use cotija cheese or queso fresco if you prefer it over feta. You can also omit the cheese for a dairy-free version.
Add sea salt, lime juice, garlic, onion, and cilantro to your personal taste!

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serving (of 6) | Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 527mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g

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William Ranson

Sunday 21st of January 2024

Thank you for info about your recipe avocado recipe for the dip or sandwich, burger and chip

Julia

Tuesday 23rd of January 2024

My pleasure, William!

Mandi Duffie

Monday 4th of September 2023

This recipe is sooooo yuuuummmmyyyyyyy!

Julia

Monday 4th of September 2023

I'm so happy you enjoy it, Mandi! We're totally obsessed too! xo

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