Combine avocado, feta and jalapeno for a thick and creamy dip with a hint of spice and a burst of fresh flavour. The perfect dip no matter what the occasion.
There are certain ingredients and flavours that just work together; creamy avocados and salty and tangy feta are just one of them. Learning the basis of flavor pairings and why certain ingredients work together while others don’t is one of the simplest ways to improve your cooking at home.
This is exactly one of the lessons you will get out of my Become a Better Cook in 8 Weeks program.
This avocado dip (or avocado feta crack dip, as many people commonly refer to it) is so delicious, I guarantee it will be the first thing gone on your Superbowl spread! If you’re unsure of this dip, you can think of it as a unique spin on guacamole.
How to stop avocado dip from going brown?
This avocado feta dip uses lemon juice to stop the dip from turning brown. The acidity in the lemon juice will stop the avocado from oxidizing (which is what makes it turn brown). You could also swap in lime juice as well if you don’t have lemons on hand.
Which feta cheese should I buy?
I may be biased, but Greek feta is the best (and what you’ll find most often in stores). It’s briny, salty and sharp with the perfect texture for crumbling on a salad or blending into a dip. Always buy feta in brine—it’s packaged in a plastic container filled with liquid. The brine not only intensifies the flavor, but the feta cheese will also last longer in the fridge.
When it comes to choosing ripe avocados, Love One Today has a great guide to choosing fresh avocados every single time.
I also use cilantro to add a burst of freshness to the dip. Guacamole essentials, onion, garlic and lemon juice also make an appearance as part of this dip to help balance the flavour profile.
Whether you’ll be tuning into the Superbowl or the Oscars are more your thing (no shame!), this avocado feta dip is the perfect update on classic guacamole. 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.
This Avocado Feta Dip is so easy and full of flavour; I can foresee this dip having a constant presence in my fridge from now on.