Smoky Avocado Spinach Dip

Smoky Avocado Spinach Dip

Avocado and smoked paprika team up to give this dip a smoky creamy goodness. If desired, you can replace sour cream with plain Greek yogourt. It’s also delicious strewn over bread for a sandwich spread.

Better for you: Avocado boasts a laundry list of health-boosting nutrients including significant levels of folate, monounsaturated fat, and bone-building vitamin K.

2 cups (500 mL) baby spinach
1 ripe avocado
1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat sour cream
Zest of 1 lime
Juice of 1/2 lime
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) smoked paprika
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cumin
1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt

Place all of the ingredients in food processor and blend until smooth.

Serves 6.

Each serving contains: 84 calories; 2 g protein; 7 g total fat (2 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 5 g total carbohydrates (0 g sugars, 3 g fibre); 214 mg sodium

source: “Take a Dip“, alive #362, December 2012

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