This Avocado Shrimp Dip is the perfect appetizer for watching football. Now, I’m not going to pretend that I watch football for a minute, because let’s be real, I don’t. You see, it’s the Grey Cup today (it’s like the Superbowl for the Canadian Football League), and lots of people are getting hyped up and excited about it. It’s kind of a big deal, if you’re into that sort of thing. Never mind the fact that the game is being played in Saskatchewan where it feels like -20C. Did I mention that the idea of this football game is giving me nightmares? I’m shivering just thinking about it. Brr. Honestly, I’m much more of a hockey fan, but who knows, maybe one day football will be my thing. While we’re talking sports, I actually think that March Madness is by far my favourite sports tournament of the year. It is so much fun! I love the food (endless chicken wings), and I get such a thrill when choosing my bracket. Unfortunately, my track record
For this dip, I wanted to make something that would please almost everyone, and that meant starting with avocados. They are so creamy and satisfying, not to mention really good for you. I’m a huge fan of guacamole (who isn’t these days?) so the base of this dip is all your favourite guacamole flavours. It starts off with avocados and cilantro, but I didn’t want a creamy and smooth texture like you’ll find in my favourite five ingredient version. For watching sporting events, I like the idea of a chunky dip that makes for a satisfying scoop with chips. To round this out I included shrimp and some lemon juice to brighten it up.
Recently, RW Garcia sent me some samples of their chips, which are perfect for dipping and scooping on game day. I love the varieties of chips because I think we eat as much with our eyes as we do with our mouths and noses and the colour variety are a nice touch, especially for entertaining. I’m a big fan of their philosophy “great tasting can be good for you” which aligns perfectly with my own personal beliefs and what I try to do here on Living Lou. If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to chips, I highly recommend this brand.
Are you going to be watching the Grey Cup? I don’t think I’ll be able to – we’re into crunch time at school (2 weeks left of the semester) so my weekends are filled with catching up on readings, putting those final touches on assignments and finessing edits. But this avocado shrimp dip would also make a great appetizer for watching the Oscars (much more up my alley) or the Superbowl (or just the halftime show…#guilty).
Disclosure: RW Garcia provided me with samples of their product. I was not compensated in any other form for writing this post. The decision to write about the product and avocado shrimp dip was my own and all opinions are 100% mine.