Sunday, June 2, 2013

Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip


Me and avocado, me and dip? Like a strange thing right? Me, the typical Malaysian who is mostly showcasing our local sambal dip (Sambal Belacan) or Indian style chutney (Indian Mango Chutney), and all of a sudden, you actually see a dip made from Avocado in this precious space of mine? Honestly, to tell you the truth, maybe you already know it as well, me settling for our local produce and for a change, I decided I will pay for Avocado. To say Avocado is pricey, I am not really sure. RM5.00 for a single avocado? What do you think? I suppose once a while paying a bit more for ingredients, especially for an imported ingredient should be a fair deal right? Right. Back home with the single avocado, and already by then I had visualized a dip, this Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip (Creamy Mushroom Soup & Creamy Coconut Lentil Curry) came into our food picture. Yogurt of course as you know is one of my favourite ingredients (Cucumber Yogurt Salad) and yogurt pulsed alongside avocado, mint leaves, olive oil, salt and pepper for this Creamy Avocado Yogurt Dip, served with fresh salad (Asian Watermelon Salad) and crackers. Platter food (Gado Gado).


Ingredients 
For the dip
1 medium size avocado - remove skin and seed and diced.
2 tbsp yogurt (or as needed)
1/2 handful mint leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper for taste

For the salad
Salad leaves
Red capsicum - remove seeds and sliced thinly
Cucumber - sliced into long thin stripes
Tomato - sliced thinly
2-3 pieces chicken bacon - fried till crispy and cut into small pieces

Method
Add all the ingredients for the dip into the processor/blend.
Pulse till smooth and creamy.
Scoop into a serving bowl.
Gently mix up the ingredients for the salad with a pinch of salt.
Serve with the dip and some crackers.

  

   

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34 comments:

  1. What a healthy and colorful salad, the avocado must taste heavenly! :)

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  2. Ohh those self-indulgent people!! Phew, cannot be near them and cannot avoid them either.
    Also today you went all Zen by saying some striking life quotes:
    1)Allow the braggers to impress those who will be impressed.
    2)Success is about being humble and simple.
    So very true!

    There is a beautiful saying by Pissarro which kinda summarizes your point: "Blessed are those who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing." :)

    About the food: I love the peachy green color of the dip, I'm sure it tasted yum!!! Very colorful palette.

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  3. Yes I do agree with you that success being humble and simple.....
    Besides that sometime it is very annoyed when relatives ask all your personal matters...ur salary what type of house you are staying and etc

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  4. looks so fresh and deliciously enticing...mouthwatering stuff!

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  5. I do agree with you. Some likes to yak and yak and tak though nobody asked their opinion. So what if they have big car hiuse and know this dato and that tan sri. On the day yhey "go" they can't bring all these with them

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  6. Boastful people are a BIG turn off.. It's annoying listening to them.. Most of the time, I don't even say anything and just stare at the person talking. And just nod in the end. You cannot argue with them.. Most of the time I feel if they ever think about somebody else except for themselves.. Better to avoid such people..

    I simple love avocado’s especially when they are nicely ripe.. Loved the cute colour of the dip.. Very tempting Nava :-)

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  7. I can imagine Nava what it is to meet people like this. Well ignorance is bliss.
    You dip looks delicious. That so healthy

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  8. What a vibrant salad and cool dip...the pic itself made me feel fresh!!!

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  9. Yummy! I will certainly love this! Though will skip the mayo:D

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  10. Very healthy dip.. Avocado and mint both are my favourites.. I am going to try it..

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  11. Lovely delicious Avocado dip, very beautiful click....

    Sometimes people can never be changed...

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  12. We learned in the life which hands v want to hold n which to shake. I learned it very hard way. I am all for dressing, I might crush one jalapeno in it too.

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  13. Oh yes, after heavy party food you need to give rest to your stomach with cool crisp salad and what a great idea to serve avocado dip with it.an, with mint it sounds quite fantastic.

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  14. Well said Nava, success isn't about wealth alone. It’s about being humble and simple. It's very true. Sorry for not stopping by. The last few weeks I was not feeling well. Due to the unstable weather conditions, it makes me literally falls sick. :(

    I love avocado, I know it's pretty expensive here. But we get these fruits very cheap in Sri Lanka. Lovely dip for crackers.

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  15. what a vibrant colorful salad..always love avocado dishes..they are my best friend..

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  16. Great blog.. I love salads, im trying this for sure..

    May be we can follow each other...
    beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  17. Oh, I can understand that. Hate to socialize with such people but there are some occasions that can't be helped.:( Your food looks lovely! Makes me want to dig in! Hope your week goes well...

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  18. Hi you have a Very Nice Blog. . .
    what about we follow each other? let me know :)
    www.ourjaipur.com

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  19. Those kind of people make me want to scream! Ugh, pretentiousness is such a horrible quality!
    But on a nicer note, this looks most refreshing and delicious :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  20. Wow what a healthy n yummy dip... Lively and lovely clicks too

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  21. That looks very healthy. I should include it in my diet plan.

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  22. well written post:) some people can never be changed....dip and the salad looks yummy

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  23. oh, avocado--is there anything you can't do? the silky texture of this looks great, and i happen to be a big fan of mint. :)

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  24. i love salad but in japanese sauce :)

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  25. I sooo want to try this creamy dip...Looks delicious..

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  26. Hi Nava, oh my.... this look so refreshing and appetizing. Lovely colour, great for light lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a wonderful week ahead.

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  27. Healthy & refreshing salad.Looks very yummy.But being a vegetarian i can't have it.
    shobha
    www.shobhapink.blogspot.in

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  28. I so agree with you Nava. In life we meet with all kinds of people. While there exists some artificial ones, the world is full of good people too. The dip looks amazing. And the salad, healthy & refreshing...just what you want after days of eating at gatherings and functions.

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  29. I agree totally, I feel so too, more than relatives I make good company with friends becoz I hate the way how the relatives brag and feel envious about their same kind :O But its good to meet such people too, we get to learn more ;) btw lovely lip-smacking dip nice clicks too :)

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  30. Delicious dip with fresh salad...looks so yumm dear !!

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