Appetizers, Dips and Snacks: Dips and Spreads: Avocado-Cilantro Spread

This avocado-based spread makes a perfect addition to bagels or rice cakes.

Author: California Avocado Commission - www.avocado.org
Date: December 18, 2012

Serves: 8 person(s)
Yield: 8 x (approx. 2 Tbsp servings)

Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 0 mins
Extra Time: 1 hrs (for bringing out the flavors)

Ingredients:

    1 ripe fresh California avocado (6.1 oz)
    28.57 g goat cheese, low-fat or semi-soft
    1/4 tsp onion powder
    1 1/2 Tbsp chopped cilantro
    1/8 tsp black pepper
    1 dash cayenne pepper
    1/8 tsp salt
    1 Tbsp freshly-squeezed lime juice

Directions:

    Combine avocado with goat cheese and mix until well blended. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.

    Let stand for 1 hour at room temperature to let flavors blend. Garnish with fresh lime slices and a sprig of cilantro. Serve.

Variations:

    Serve on half-bagel or on a rice cake.

    Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.

Nutritional Information
(Per Serving)

Calories:50 cals
Kilojoules:208 kJ
Fat:4.4 g
Carbohydrates:2.1 g
Protein:1.2 g
Cholesterol:2.8 mg
Sodium:58 mg
Saturated Fat:1.2 g
Fiber:1.5 g
Calcium:14.0 mg
Total Sugars:0.2 g

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