Avocado Honey Dip

Avocado Honey Dip from weelicious.com

As many of you know, we're big on dips in our house. I find that if you put out a big platter of veggies next to a yummy dip for plunging into, the variety of vegetables you can get into kids' little bodies increases by....well, a lot! Case in point was the day that I made this Avocado Honey Dip. Chloe had just woken up from her nap and was sitting with me at the kitchen counter while I was concocting this creamy spread. She asked if she could try some, so I made her a little plate with baby carrots, sugar snap peas and pretzels. Chloe dipped a few times and then, in the time that it took me to turn around to grab something and turn back, she had her little arm wrapped around the mixing bowl and the spatula I had used to stir it in her mouth. Eventually I surrendered and let her finish it all.

There's nothing worse than sending your child to school with a lunch box packed full of fresh veggies only to have them come back home exactly the way you sent them_ uneaten. My advice? Add some of this dip and see if it adds to your kid's fun of wanting to munch and crunch on the good stuff that goes with it!

Photo by Maren Caruso

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Avocado Honey Dip (makes 1 cup)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

nut free

gluten free

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 Cup whipped cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp honey

Preparation

1. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mash together.
2. Serve with cut up veggies, crackers, pretzels or even as a spread on toast.
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26 comments

  • HereticPrincess

    I love guacamole so this sounds really tasty!

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  • Carol

    My toddler used to like avocadoes when he was a baby. Now that he's a little older he tends to get choosy with foods; nonetheless, he loves to dip, so this may be the solution for his estranged relationship with avocadoes.
    Your recipes are so easy.
    Thanks!

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  • Esophian

    my 19-mo-old chews but spits out anything hard -- raw carrots, sugar peas, green beans, peppers, etc. he has all his teeth. any tips on getting him to swallow small chunks or something else to dip besides pita bread?

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    • Dana

      You can cook the carrots a bit, so that they're still firm but not so tough to bite/chew (I microwave them)

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  • Michelle

    Do you think you could substitute plain yogurt instead of cream cheese? I have the yogurt on hand but not the cream cheese...

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  • Mindee

    I will probably try substituting coconut milk yogurt to make this dairy free as well (for our needs). just a little less.

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    • An Obsessed Mom

      Do you make your own coconut milk yogurt? I've been looking for a dairy-free yogurt alternative, but haven't had any luck.

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  • Kevin

    We're starting to get some great FL Avocados in of late! Will give this a shot for sure!

    @Mindee... love the coconut milk yogurt idea! We drink coconut milk by the 1/2 gallons!

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  • Zaee

    this was delicious and my fussy 2yr old ate it with crackers.

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  • Lesley Murphy

    Is there anything we could subsitute the cream cheese for? My family and I do not like cream cheese a whole lot so I would love to be able to switch it out! :)

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  • Jacqui

    How long does this last? Can I make it the night before for the next day?
    Thanks!

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  • An Obsessed Mom

    My 2-year-old said \"too sour\" so I think she was responding to the lemon. You might want to try with less or no lemon to start if you have a kid with a palette as sensitive as mine:)

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  • Luxury Crackers

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  • Kim

    This dip looks delicious. It's easy enough that my 4 year-old could help make it. Thank you!

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  • Graciela

    Thank you for the wonderful recipe. We enjoyed it for dinner.

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    I Just love avocado dips and it test real good to eat with chips.

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  • Elaine

    Finally found a way to get my son to eat avocado. Thank you!!! (It didn't help him to eat veggies because he just licks and sucks the dip off any veg I serve it with. But at least he's eating avocado.)

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    • McCord

      Nice!

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