California Avocado Greek Yogurt and Spinach Dip

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 California Avocado Greek Yogurt and Spinach Dip

Greek yogurt and avocado lighten up this classic party dip that is packed with an excellent source of Vitamin A (85% DV), Vitamin K (180% DV) and Folate (25% DV).


Serves: 8
  scallions, cut into 4 pieces each
  ripe Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and quartered
1/4  cup  nonfat Greek yogurt
Tbsp.  grated Parmesan cheese
Tbsp.  fresh lemon juice
tsp.  fresh lemon juice
Tbsp.  reduced-sodium soy sauce or liquid amino acids
tsp.  reduced-sodium soy sauce or liquid amino acids
1/2  tsp.  garlic powder
1/4  tsp.  freshly ground black pepper
  (10-oz.) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, moisture squeezed out well

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados


  1. Place scallions in a food processor and blend until finely chopped.
  2. Add the avocados, yogurt, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, soy sauce, garlic powder and pepper, and puree until smooth.
  3. Add spinach and pulse just until incorporated.
  4. For optimal taste, refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Serving Suggestion: Serve with whole-grain pita chips and vegetable crudités.

Beverage Pairing: Pair with a crisp white wine, such as a Pinot Grigio.

* Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.


Calories 90; Total Fat 6 g (Sat 1 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0.5 g, Mono 4.0 g); Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 160 mg; Potassium 350 mg; Total Carbohydrates 6 g; Dietary Fiber 4 g; Total Sugars <1 g; Protein 4 g; Vitamin A 4260 IU; Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 74 mg; Iron 1 mg; Vitamin D 0 IU; Folate 90 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.1 g

% Daily Value*:  Vitamin A 90%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 8%; Iron 6%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Michelle Dudash, RDN

Award-winning registered dietitian nutritionist, Cordon Bleu-certified chef and best-selling author Michelle Dudash has created the award-winning recipes for busy moms struggling to feed their families nourishing meals while the clock is ticking. As an on-the-go working mom herself, Michelle understood early on that it is possible to cook like a chef while eating like a nutritionist, which is where the idea materialized for her first book, Clean Eating for Busy Families (Fair Winds Press). In January 2016, Michelle launched her online program Clean Eating Cooking School: Monthly Meal Plans Made Simple.

Michelle is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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