While people go nuts over the Superbowl in February, I prefer The Oscars. It’s a time to look back and celebrate a great year of film. I usually love to throw an Oscar Party and last year I shared my menu leading up to the big day. Unfortunately, this year I have a bunch of midterms and papers due which means I will be watching the Oscars from my couch, in sweat pants, going over flashcards during commercial breaks. Does it get any more glamorous?
Instead of a delicious spread like last year, my snack of choice is this healthy Avocado Feta Dip. Midterms means stress, and stress can also mean eating. A lot. When I have this dip in my fridge and some carrot sticks and celery, I’m not worried about the midnight snacking because it’s not like I’m eating a whole row of Oreos… This dip is delicious, my whole family devoured it within seconds and I had to make another batch for tonight. It would also make a great after school snack for kids, just leave out the jalapeno. You can serve it the way I have in the photo above, with some celery, carrot sicks and crackers. It would go really well with red peppers also. Yum.
Avocado Feta Dip
Recipe by Lou
3/4 cup diced or crumbled feta
1/4 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 jalapeno, seeded and cut into 1 inch pieces
2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
In a food processor, pulse avocado, feta, onion, garlic, cilantro and jalapeno.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add lemon and olive oil. Pulse again until smooth.
This Avocado Feta Dip is so easy and healthy, I can foresee this dip having a constant presence in my fridge from now on.