Creamy avocado blended with fresh cilantro, lime, and jalapenos

Avocado Cilantro Dip

Sometimes, my recipes come to fruition out of a desire to meet the dislikes of family members, versus their likes. This adaptation of guacamole is a perfect example.

Three of the staple ingredients used in traditional guacamole happen to be my steps-sons and husband’s least favorite foods. One son strongly dislikes raw onions, while the other can be quiet put-off by even the sight of tomatoes. My husband, who is typically not a picky eater, can find garlic potent and hard on his stomach.

While trying not to sacrifice an ounce of flavor, this guacamole-ish dip incorporates the familiar flavors of lime, cilantro, and jalapenos while excluding garlic, onions, and tomatoes.

I hope you enjoy this adaptation of guacamole as much as my family. Try it on tacos, tortilla chips, pasta, julienne vegetables, or sandwiches.


Avocado Cilantro Dip

Delicious as a dip for chips and vegetables or as a condiment on burgers and tacos
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 12
Calories: 83kcal


  • Food Processor


  • 3 avocados
  • ¾ cup cilantro
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno seeds removed
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a food processor, blend all the ingredients – stopping periodically to scrape down the sides. If the mixture is too thick for your liking, add water 1 tbsp at a time.
    Keep covered in the fridge for 4-5 days.

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