Let’s see if I can actually get out a quick recipe for you all today. I want to share this refreshing cucumber avocado salsa dip with you, so I’m back as promised. My biggest downfall as a food blogger is that no matter how prepared I am for a post with pictures, recipe and what not…sometimes I sit down to write and I go in a completely different direction. Or the editing over and over again to get it “just right.” It pains me to see that after all these years thinking I was a “reformed perfectionist” that she is still lurking down there somewhere. Sheesh….can I just write up a recipe & share it already?
When I stumbled upon this cucumber avocado salsa a while back it sounded refreshing and intriguing. I love any type of salsa and spicy food! It really was good as a salsa, but I changed it up a bit by making it into a dip. Since my low carb experiment, I’ve been eating more and more vegetables. I’ve always eaten a variety of veggies, but now it’s like I crave them! See if we cut back or take out the sugar, refined flour products and focus on REAL food….flavors will burst in your mouth like never before. It’s amazing how our taste buds change when they aren’t dulled by fake foods. You have to admit how much your better your body feels when you’re eating REAL food versus the junk. Right? You have more energy, think clearly and just overall feel better!
Cucumber, celery, cabbage, zucchini, and sugar snap peas are now permanent fixtures in my fridge whereas before they were maybe once a year visitors. 😉 Never realized the peppery bite and wonderful crunch of celery until I needed to find a substitute scooper of dip. Now I prefer it over anything else with buffalo chicken dip. It just pairs so nicely. Just like I was pleasantly surprised to find out how well this dip goes with my taco omelette. Ever since I tried this combination, I just haven’t been able to stop thinking about it!! In fact, I made taco salad last night just so I could have my taco omelette with cucumber avocado salsa dip this morning. YUM! Even if it doesn’t sound like something you’d normally like…just trust me on this! Make it, try it and tell me what you think.
- 1 cucumber, seeded and diced small
- 1 avocado, diced
- 2-3 Tbsp vidalia onion, diced
- 1 lime, juiced
- pinch sea salt
- ½ jalepeno pepper, seeded & finely diced
- ¾ to 1 cup sour cream, full fat
- 1 - 2 tsp sugar
- ½ tsp crushed red pepper (or to taste)
- Combine everything and mix thoroughly. Refrigerate for at least a couple hours to let the flavors marinate.
- For original recipe see link above. Originally it's a salsa. I cut that recipe in half except for the jalepeno and then added the sour cream, sugar and red pepper to make it into a dip. It was good before my additions, but I just prefer the creaminess of this as a dip or dressing. It's out of this world on the side of my taco omelette!!
- * For dairy-free and vegan, omit sour cream and for Whole 30, Daniel Plan and Daniel Fast omit sour cream and sugar.
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Great looking recipe!
This is a wonderful creative flavor combination. Love it! A very refreshing twist on traditional salsas.
Oh my yum…this sounds amazing! Great combo of flavors.
Kate@Diethood recently posted..French Fridays with Dorie: Eggplant Caviar
That sounds delicious! I bet it would be good with Old Bay steak fries too!
Sounds like this would be refreshing (cuke) and have a little zing (jalapeno) and the creaminess with the avocado just makes this seem like something that must be made!
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Yum! Avocados and cucumbers are some of my favorite foods! Together in one dip must be heaven! Bookmarked! 🙂
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That dip sounds DELISH!!!!
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Yep…I’m intrigued. I’d love to do something with avocado that ISN’T calorie-crazy guacamole. (Though, that’s so delcious, isn’t it?!)
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This recipe looks great! I love salsas too, and the combinations you’ve used are unique and look delicious! I know what you mean on the writing, so I try to post a bunch of stuff at once and schedule it. Easier said than done…
The veggie I’ve recently fallen in love with? Kohlrabi. YUM
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Me again! I forgot to thank you for linking this treat up to Friday Potluck!
Erin @ EKat’s Kitchen recently posted..Friday Potluck #50!
I just love that Salsa Dip, it looks awesome! It would be great with that beautiful omlette or just by itself with some great tortillas. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
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Wow – this sounds great for a hot day – the cuke must make it veryyyyy refreshing! 🙂 Found you on the Whats for Dinner Mom linky. Can’t wait to see more – BTW – I love the clean and simple look of your blog!
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Thanks!! You made my day as one of my main goals here on my blog is to try and make it as clean and streamlined as possible. And now I’m quite addicted to my homemade tarter sauce. YUM!
This post is so informative. I would love for you to come
share it at FAT TUESDAY. I hope you will
put FAT TUESDAY on your list of carnivals to visit
and link to each week!
Thanks Jill! I just linked up. I’m bookmarking this great real food blog hop for the future. Thanks so much for letting me know….I’m always looking for new real food blog hops!! 🙂
Thanks for linking your great post to FAT TUESDAY. Hope to see you next week!
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This sounds like a lovely, fresh and wholesome dip. It’s great when things that taste good are good for you too! Thank you for sharing this post with the Hearth and Soul Hop.
oh that looks goooood! definitely going to give it a try – i love cucumber. bet it makes the tip quite refreshing and light!
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