Avocado Honey Dip has recently become a new snack staple in our household. Simple, scrumptious and healthy, this dip is sure to become a favorite in your house as well.
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.
Making this dip is so easy, you’ll be happy to whip it up whenever your little ones (or you!) have a craving for it. All you need is an avocado, peeled and pitted, whipped cream cheese, honey and lemon juice. Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mash together. Then dip and enjoy!
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
Avocado Honey Dip
- 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/4 Cup whipped cream cheese
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp honey
- Place all of the ingredients in a bowl and mash together.
- Serve with cut up veggies, crackers, pretzels or even as a spread on toast.
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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Thank you for the wonderful recipe. We enjoyed it for dinner.
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This dip looks delicious. It’s easy enough that my 4 year-old could help make it. Thank you!
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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:)
How long does this last? Can I make it the night before for the next day?
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! 🙂
this was delicious and my fussy 2yr old ate it with crackers.
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!
Do you make your own coconut milk yogurt? I’ve been looking for a dairy-free yogurt alternative, but haven’t had any luck.
I will probably try substituting coconut milk yogurt to make this dairy free as well (for our needs). just a little less.
Do you think you could substitute plain yogurt instead of cream cheese? I have the yogurt on hand but not the cream cheese…
You can cook the carrots a bit, so that they’re still firm but not so tough to bite/chew (I microwave them)
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?
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.
I love guacamole so this sounds really tasty!