You have to make this easy avocado labneh dip inspired by the classic guacamole. Serve it with your favourite chips - I love to dip toasted pita chips on a lazy afternoon or spread on a butter toasted bread for a busy day breakfast!
Avocado seems to be available all through the year but try to buy the ones that are local or at least hasnt travelled half the world to your local supermarket. From savoury to sweet, avocado is loved for its texture and undeniably its nutrition facts.
If you love pasta, then you should try my Creamy avocado breakfast pasta recipe. But for today, let me share how to make avocado labneh dip!
Back home, during my school days we had an Avocado tree in the backyard. No one knew what it was until one fine day we saw a bunch of avocados hanging. My mom had got the sapling from Ooty and it took a few years to see its fruit which was new to us.
Those days we had no internet and so we relied on asking our guests and finally, it was recognised as butter fruit. Yeah! Did you know avocados are also called butter fruit? We used to scoop, add sugar and eat right out of the skin. But unfortunately, we had to cut down that tree as its roots were damaging our underground water tank.
- ripe avocados
- red onion
- green chillies
- ripe tomato
- coriander leaves
- lime juice
- salt and pepper
- seasoning ideas - italian herbs, chilli flakes, sumac, chaat masala, minced garlic, etc.
See recipe card for quantities.
How to ripen avocados?
If you never had to cut open an undesirable avocado, then consider yourself spectacularly lucky. Undesirable here refers to not-ripe, rotten, overripe, bruised, stringy, etc that makes you go ewwww. You can never rely on these avocados as it is never ready to eat when you want them to be ready.
Nowadays you can easily find ready-to-eat avocados at a higher price. But for those who are smart, bring home the clean and firm avocados and help them ripe evenly with this hack. Place the firm unripe avocado with a banana in a paper bag and keep it in a dark undisturbed place in your kitchen.
- In case you cut a not-so-ripe avocado, make something out of it instead of throwing it away or putting it back to ripen as it will only make it worse.
- If you see too many black strings in the flesh, it is not a bad thing, but throw it anyway as it tastes yuck. Apparently, the strings are caused because the fruit was not mature when harvested.
How to make avocado labneh dip?
This is so easy, you can make in a jiffy. Just add all the ingredients into a bowl and use a fork to mash it. You may add to a mini processor and pulse a few times for a smoother texture. Check recipe card below for details.
Did you know?
The classic guacamole has lime juice which acts as an agent to stop the oxidation process (where the avocado flesh turns brown when it gets in contact with air). Labneh or yoghurt will also prevent oxidation while adding a creamy volume to the dip.
The recipe is a small batch for two people. You can easily make it with just one avocado for one person. But if you do end up with leftover, then make sure you Refrigerate it in an airtight container making sure the cling wrap rests touching the dip.
Avocado Labneh Dip
- 1 to 2 large ripe avocado medium size
- 2 tablespoons red onion finely diced
- 2 green chillies finely chopped
- 1 small tomato finely chopped
- fistful Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon lime juice adjust per taste
- 2 tablespoon full-fat labneh add more if required
- salt to taste
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste (optional)
- 1 pinch chilli flakes optional
- Slice and open the avocados lengthwise, remove and discard the pit. Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado pulp and add them to a wide bowl.
- Add the rest of the ingredients like onion, tomato, cilantro (coriander), green chilli, labneh, lime juice, salt and pepper.
- Use a fork and mash them to a pulp. Taste test and adjust the seasonings.
- Serve immediately with favourite chips, crackers, toasted bread, etc.
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