“You left the mustard out of the avocado and peanut butter dip?”
Every time I make guacamole or another form of avocado dip, I think of that line from 60’s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show. Yes, I was the child who grew up without cable and who watched every episode of that show, along with I Love Lucy, about 14 times.
It seems that, even during the era, the 60’s were notorious for bizarre appetizers made with peanut butter, olives, and/or gelatin.
Don’t worry, I’ve left the mustard and peanut butter out of this avocado dip. I replaced them with tahini, mint, and lemon. It will guarantee you glowing reviews from all the ladies at the bridge table 😉
I’ve made this dip no less than three times in the last week, to pair with both veggies and coconut oil sweet potato chips (the Jackson’s Honest brand which is available at health food stores). I also enjoy dolloping it on salads, on my lunchtime Grainless Bowls, or on my Zucchini Flatbread with it. It makes a ridiculous accompaniment to my Make Ahead Salmon Cakes, which I previously would top with my favorite paleo mayonnaise.
- Flesh of 2 large or 3 small avocados
- Juice of 2 lemons
- 3 Tbs. raw tahini
- 3 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
- Salt, to taste
- Freshly ground pepper
- In a blender, combine all ingredients until creamy. Enjoy as a dip for vegetable. It is also a flavor-packed alternative for mayonnaise as a spread.
Well this is genius! And I happen to have a couple spare avocados.. thanks for the post!
PS I’m fairly certain I’ve seen every episode of the DVD show. We didn’t have cable either. 😀
Love avocados, tahini and lemon. Not sure if I am feeling the mint, so I may or may not add it. But thanks for a great idea…my kind of recipe!
Sounds wonderful and have been missing dips/sauces. I am wondering if you have any suggestions for citrus or histamine intolerance variations? Any low histamine sauce, dressing ideas would be amazing!
30/8/2016 Dear Lauren, I have just received your lovely recipe for Avocado Mint Tahini dip. After being confirmed a diabetic last Thursday 25/8/2016 I am frantically researching recipes. I just wanted to thank you for enabling me to continue to eat well despite developing a further auto immune illness. Yours sincerely xx Linda
Linda, I’m sorry to hear about your diagnosis. It sounds like you are empowering yourself to address and perhaps even heal the disease through nutrition, and I’m sending you healing thoughts. I’m glad to hear that my site is a resource for you!
great post dear !
I adore avocados and love finding new ways to eat them. This dip looks delicious! I’ve recently discovered a newly found appreciation for celery sticks as a great replacement for the old tortilla chips I used to eat. Now I can enjoy salsa and dips like this one again!
The recipe sounds fantastic and simple! I am sure it will become my favorite alternative for the mayonnaise. 🙂
Can this dip me stored in the fridge at least overnight or does it turn brown quickly?
It does store for a couple days due to the lemon juice. If you wish, you can press parchment or plastic wrap onto the surface of the dip to prevent browning.
Absolutely delicious. Have made it twice … yum!