- Seriously Addicting Avocado Feta Dip
- Avocado Feta Dip
- what you need
- Fresh Feta Avocado Salsa Recipe
- Avocado Salsa Always Wins!
- Avocado Feta Crack Dip
- TOOLS TO HELP MAKE THIS RECIPE:
- Avocado and Feta Salsa
- Fresh Avocado Dip with Feta Cheese
- Easy Avocado Dip
- What Do You Eat Avocado Dip With?
- How Do You Make Avocado Dip?
- Can I Swap Out Feta Cheese in Avocado Dip?
- How Long Will This Avocado Dip Last?
- How To Pick A Ripe Avocado
- How Do You Ripen Avocados Quickly?
- When To Serve Up This Fresh Avocado Dip with Feta Cheese
- Video recipe and printable instructions
- Nutrition Information:
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Seriously Addicting Avocado Feta Dip
This Avocado Feta Dip is SO good and yes – seriously addicting, but in the best possible way. Gluten-free and perfect for gatherings!
This post is sponsored by Harvest Stone Crackers. All opinions expressed, as always, are my own. I only work with brands I trust and recommend personally – thank you so much for supporting Fit Mitten Kitchen.
Now that summer is officially here we are taking advantage of grilling season as much as we can. Between cookouts with family or just inviting friends over, we really don’t need an excuse to enjoy the outdoors, each others company and good food.
And if you’re anything me (which I take it some of you are if you’re here reading this healthy food blog) you want to make sure there are at least a couple of different “healthier” options to choose from when it comes to feasting time.
Of course there is always room to indulge a bit, but whether it is playing host or I am a guest bringing a dish to pass, I always try to make sure I’ve got a couple of wholesome dishes to share. Because let’s be honest, nobody wants to feel bogged down with tons of meat and hefty carbs when it is hot outside.
Especially if a pool is involved because there is no way you are waiting 30 minutes to swim if it is 85 degrees and humid as heck. I mean the whole “wait 30 minutes before swimming” thing is probably a myth right? But that’s besides the point…
And I get it – sometimes it is hard to convince the crowd that you do indeed need some kind of healthy option on the table, but I would say most of the time guests are pleasantly surprised with how great the “lighter” options taste.
For me, typically I am either feeding A) a bunch of boys–grown men who love meat or B) family who usually go for traditional BBQ style–think potato chips & dip alongside the grilled meat.
Not that there is anything wrong with that! But as the healthy foodie I am, I really find joy in sharing something new with friends and family.
Healthy eating – and being able to offer healthier options – is not as hard as it once was. Especially when there are so many more options out there now compared to 10, even five years ago. Harvest Stone Crackers has an incredible line of gluten-free crackers that are perfect for your gatherings.
Their crackers are all certified organic, non-GMO, vegan, and made with a variety of wholesome ingredients brown rice, quinoa, amaranth, millet and flax, just to name a few.
They are great to serve with a cheese tray, hummus, or if you want to really knock the socks sandals off your guests you should make them
Avocado Feta Dip
Can one ever go wrong with bringing avocado to a cookout? The answer is obviously no.
If you’re a long-time reader of FMK, you know I have a love for avocados and feta. I typically love the combo for eggs but honestly I can get down with it in any form. So when I was thinking about a new summer dip to share with you all, it only made sense to combine these two incredible ingredients to share the spotlight in this seriously addicting avocado feta dip.
what you need
- red onion
- extra virgin olive oil
Harvest Stone Crackers for dipping!
So this avocado feta dip is quite possibly my new obsession. It’s kind of guacamole, but dare I say better? *gasp* Okay, I won’t go there… But it is incredible and on it’s own level.
This dip is loaded with flavor and texture and SO freaking good. And for those of you that are “Ew, feta…” (don’t worry, I know there are some of you out there) you can simply just leave it out, which also makes this dip vegan-friendly
Fresh Feta Avocado Salsa Recipe
Make an extra batch of this feta avocado salsa because whether you serve it as a side, a topping or a salsa, it is going to disappear!
Avocado Salsa Always Wins!
I remember thinking as a kid, that I wish I never had to eat or sleep. It just killed me when I had to stop playing to do something silly eat! And you know kid time is so much longer than adult time. One night’s sleep took an eternity! Think of all the drama in Barbie’s life I could create if I never had to stop playing!!!!
I thought about this the other day when I called my own kids to eat and I was greeted with crickets chirping. No one came. I called again, nothing, zilch, nada. Not even a “be there in a second”. Nope, just an enormous, chasm of silence.
My daughter was reading, my son was watching Lego videos and my little one was playing. If I weren’t a mother, all this ignoring would be giving me a complex! But I understood.
All three kids were so engrossed in what they were doing and the thought of eating just wasn’t important enough to tear them away.
Adults just don’t think this way. We enjoy our food and our meals so much than our pint-sized counterparts. Sometimes where and what we are eating is literally the highlight of our day, especially if we are eating cake or cookies. We have weekly meal plans, weekend dining plans, we have friends over to share a meal.
It’s all about food. Of course, being a food blogger, I think about food A LOT! And I don’t know about you, but each night I so look forward to that moment that I fluff out my pillow, turn out the light, snuggle with my dog and smile while I wait for sweet, sweet slumber to take over. I love to sleep.
And I can’t wait to sleep in on the weekends! The thing is, as we age, we plan our days around our meals and naps more often. We eat lunch, we nap. We eat dinner, sit to watch tv and fall asleep.
The only difference between adults and toddlers when it comes to eating and sleeping is we consistently look forward to these things each day!
But I digress. Back to my kids tuning out my dinner bell. When they did finally come to grace me with their presence, I had this feta avocado salsa waiting for them. Normally, I’d serve this as an appetizer.
But tonight we had it on the side because it was so darn tasty! Feta and white wine vinegar are naturals together. The tang from the two is mellowed by the creamy avocados.
Oh my gosh, I could eat this every day! I decided that I was going to have it for lunch the next day! See, I planned my day around my food. Why fight it?
Love salsa? Try this Watermelon Feta Salsa, or Tomatillo Salsa Verde!
- 2 Tablespoons parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/8 teaspoon red pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 3 Tablespoons white wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 avocados diced
- 2 large Roma tomatoes, chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic chopped
- 4 oz crumbled feta cheese
- In a bowl, combine the olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, red pepper. Add garlic, tomatoes, avocados and parsley. Gently stir in the feta. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 174Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 17mgSodium 269mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 4gSugar 2gProtein 4g Recipe adapted from Southern Living
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Avocado Feta Crack Dip
Avocado Feta Dip – Delicious addicting ‘crack’ dip made with feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado chunks, vinaigrette, and herbs. Can’t get enough of this healthy fresh blend. Perfect party appetizer.
Today I’m introducing you to my latest favorite. Avocado feta dip. This stuff is this world amazing. Well, at least for me it is. A friend introduced me and I literally couldn’t stop eating it.
I love dips and there are a few here on the blog but this one just takes it over the top!
The good news is that this stuff is pretty healthy. It’s chock full of avocado (very healthy, right?), fresh chunks of Roma tomatoes, fresh herbs and spices and Feta cheese sprinkled throughout. Grab a handful of tortillas and you’re in dip heaven.
Look at those beautiful green and red chunks. You just want to reach and grab some, don’t ya? I know I do. This thing will probably be on the menu plan 20 mores times before the year is out. That’s how much I love it.
I’ve always been a dip fan though. I’m hopeless around spinach artichoke dip, buffalo chicken dip and anything with cheese.
Special shout out to my great friend, Melaney. (Yup, I have a friend with my same name.) Thanks for sharing this with m, girl. I love doing life with you. Praying God blesses us with many more years of friendship.
She made this dip and invited our family. Little did she know that I would eat almost all the dip by myself. Well, my hubby helped. And we cleaned that bowl out!
Run to the store and grab your ingredients for this one. If you avocados I’m almost 100% certain you’ll love it. Great for football games, late Saturday night snacks and perfect for a girl’s night in.
Want to hear the fun story behind this addicting dip on the blog?
I first had it in 2015.
Published it to the blog in 2016. Crickets. The post had maybe 300 re-pins and barely any traffic at all. As a matter of fact, it had 790 page views for over an entire year. That’s pretty dang wimpy if you ask me.
Fast forward to April 2017. I create a video for the recipe, retook the photos which end up better, brighter and more appealing. To date now the video has been viewed over 1,000,000 times and it’s been pinned over 40,000 times and it’s been viewed here on the blog 40,000 times.
I’m in awe. But maybe I shouldn’t be. Avocado is an amazing food. And we sure do love to dip.
So here’s to many more happy mouths all across the world as they feast on this delicious dip! Enjoy!
Til we meet and eat again,
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Print RecipeDelicious addicting 'crack' dip made with feta cheese, fresh tomatoes, avocado chunks, vinaigrette, and herbs. Can't get enough of this healthy fresh blend. Perfect party appetizer. Melanie – Gather for Bread
- 2 plum Roma tomatoes, chopped
- ¼ cup onion chopped fine
- 1 bunch fresh curly parsley chopped very fine
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon good olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 4 ounces plain crumbled feta cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 avocados chopped in chunks
- In a bowl combine all the ingredients except the avocado. Stir to combine. Cover and refrigerate for several hours (or overnight if you prefer).
- Add chopped avocado. Stir.
- Serve with tortilla chips.
This recipe can be made and served immediately. We make it this way very often. However, it does test even better after the flavors have had time to marinade. Enjoy! It's best to chop the onion and garlic super fine. I used this food chopper.
Recipe from Paleo’s Test Kitchen who shared from her friend.
TOOLS TO HELP MAKE THIS RECIPE:
Avocado and Feta Salsa
This zesty avocado and feta salsa is guaranteed to be a hit! Serve it to a crowd at a party or pile it on top of grilled chicken for a delicious dinner.
There are many times when a recipe I present to you here has taken weeks to put together. I’ll come up with the idea, carefully shop for the ingredients, create and then test the process a few times before taking photos and finishing the recipe itself, and then it makes it here to the blog.
Other times, in the case of this delicious, fresh and quick Avocado and Feta Salsa? The recipe goes from idea to execution in a matter of minutes.
In fact, the first time I made this recipe, it was on Super Bowl Sunday, when I realized that I’d forgotten about the big game and needed to whip up some snacks on the fly.
Super Bowl or not, this salsa is one that you can go to any time you need something easy, and it will be a crowd-pleaser.
It would be perfect on a hot summer day, as a cooling appetizer or side dish for your grilled goodies.
Or, if you’re embracing more plant-based meals and snacks we are, this one is comforting and filling and when served with some crispy pita or tortilla chips, or even as a relish to go on top of tofu or tempeh.
The feta cheese gives this salsa a nice texture and zip, and the white balsamic vinegar adds just the right note of acidity to balance the rich avocado.
Here’s the recipe — enjoy!
This zesty dip is always the first item devoured at parties!
- 1/2 c finely chopped red onion
- 8 Roma tomatoes
- 2 avocados
- 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 8 oz feta cheese
- 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 Tbsp dried oregano
- 2 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp white balsamic vinegar
- pinch of salt
- pita chips (for serving)
- In a large bowl, gently mix together red onion, tomatoes and avocado. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together garlic, oregano, parsley, olive oil and vinegar.
- Pour the dressing over the onion and tomato mixture, stir gently to coat.
- Sprinkle in feta and a pinch of salt, then mix gently once more.
- Put the avocado pits back into the mixture to help keep from turning brown. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours.
- Serve with pita chips.
Depending on the time of year that you’re making this salsa, you may need fewer tomatoes — you can start with 6 and add the others to adjust for taste, tomato size and your own preferences.
If you a little more acidity, especially since the cheese and avocado make this such a rich dish, add another splash of vinegar.
Here’s a look at my lineup of ingredients, by the way:
A few final notes:
- If you reserve the avocado pits and put them into the bowl, then cover the salsa with plastic wrap, you can keep it in the fridge for 2-6 hours and that should help keep the avocado from turning brown.
- You can use any type of tomato that you’d — I the campari variety because they’re usually packed with flavor, but depending on the time of year, you may want to experiment. (Bonus points if you grow your own!)
- Make sure that when you add the feta, you mix the salsa gently so you don’t bruise the tomato or avocado too much.
- I recommend pita chips over tortilla chips because they are sturdier and this is a heavier dip than most.
This recipe was originally published in 2013 and was updated in 2018.
Fresh Avocado Dip with Feta Cheese
Serve up this fresh avocado dip with feta cheese anytime. It’s such a refreshing and light dip that is great for your spring and summer entertaining. It has fresh avocado, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, and a sprinkle of feta cheese throughout.
Dip is something I can’t get enough of. Whether I reach for salty tortilla chips or crisp veggies celery, dip is always welcome in my home. I recently made this avocado dip recipe below, and boy was it a crowd worthy dip. We made it and served it up for the big game day party, and it was the first to go!
Easy Avocado Dip
What I love about this dip recipe is the simplicity of ingredients. Not much goes into the dip but the depth in flavor will blow your mind. It just needs to sit for about 30 minutes in the fridge once you prep it, so it can combine the flavors. Then you are ready to serve up your tasty avocado dip recipe.
What Do You Eat Avocado Dip With?
Here are a few of our favorite dippers or ways to spread this dip to serve it up. Get creative!
- Pita Chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Fresh Celery Sticks
- Baguettes Or French Bread
- Or Even Spread On Lettuce Leaves As A Wrap
As you can see there is no wrong way to dive head first into this summer inspired dip recipe.
How Do You Make Avocado Dip?
- Start by dicing up your tomato and onion and pour into a bowl.
- Then, add in your seasonings and all the other ingredients but the avocado. Stir and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Pull from the fridge and slice avocado to mix in and serve.
Can I Swap Out Feta Cheese in Avocado Dip?
Yes! If you are not a fan of feta that is totally okay and know that you are not alone. Reach for a fresh parmesan that you grate or for a creamier dip, reach for ricotta cheese.
The feta offers a nice tangy flavor, but if you want to tame that down go for ricotta. With the parmesan, you won’t get that super creamy texture, but it will work if you prefer to swap out your feta.
How Long Will This Avocado Dip Last?
In the fridge, it will last around 2 days, and then it will start to go bad. Make sure you cover your avocado dip tightly so air can’t get in, or it will begin to brown your dip.
What’s the Difference Between Guacamole and Avocado?
While this is a dip recipe, don’t get it confused with guacamole. I use fresh avocado with a handful of ingredients to make a fresh and vibrant dip. Guacamole is a type of dip that uses avocado as the base. Generally, guacamole has onions, jalapeno, avocado, tomatoes, and lime or lemon juice.
Guacamole is a one-of-a-kind dip that is served a lot with Mexican dishes. Avocado is the base of that dip. So, some get confused by the difference.
How To Pick A Ripe Avocado
When picking an avocado look for one that is slightly firm when squeezed. Just hold it in the palm of your hand and give it a gentle squeeze. If it is super soft it is past its prime, and if too hard it hasn’t ripened yet.
How Do You Ripen Avocados Quickly?
When you bring home an avocado that isn’t ripe and you want to ripen quickly follow this tip. Grab a brown paper bag and place an apple or banana in the bag next to the avocado. Then let them sit together in the bag for a few days and check each day for ripeness.
This is my go-to method and truly works. Avocados won’t ripen on the tree, they ripen as they are harvested. So, that is why a lot of times you come across a variety of ripeness at the store.
When To Serve Up This Fresh Avocado Dip with Feta Cheese
Sometimes I look at a recipe and fall in love with the ingredients and then think “When would I serve this up?” Well if you need a good excuse to make up this avocado dip, let me give you some ideas.
- Potluck Gatherings
- Game Day Parties
- Holiday Gatherings
- Weeknight Treat
- Birthday Parties
- Work Party
- Summer BBQ’s
There truly is no wrong time to make this dip. We eat it regularly. I even sometimes make this for a light lunch.
Give this dip a try and let me know how much you love it!
Video recipe and printable instructions
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
- 2 avocados, peeled and cut into small pieces
- 1 cup of cherry tomatoes, cut into quarters
- 3 oz. (90 g) of feta cheese;
- 3 tbsps. of cilantro, chopped
- 1 tsp. of garlic powder
- ¼ cup of red onion, minced
- Chips or veggies for serving
- Mix tomatoes, onion and cilantro with feta cheese and garlic powder. Let sit in fridge for 30 minutes to let tomatoes release their juices.
- Add chopped avocado into the mixture, stir once more and serve with your favorite chips or other dipping foods.
2 Servings 8.4 oz. (240 g)
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 468Total Fat: 35gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 22gCholesterol: 38mgSodium: 503mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 13gSugar: 7gProtein: 12g