What’s Cooking in Gail’s Kitchen? Country Casual Cravings: Avocado Onion Dip! Nowadays I look for any reason to eat avocados. Once I’ve have my fill of guacamole, I turn to other creative ways to produce a nutritional boost to the menu. Although stuffed avocados can be baked or grilled, sometimes it’s a real treat to prepare them this way. Some might call it a light lunch, simply because it satisfies the appetite as a filling meal.
AVOCADO ONION DIP
8 ounce Neufchâtel cheese, softened
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 tablespoons capers, chopped
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup crispy-fried onions, slightly crushed
2-3 ripe avocados, halved and pits removed
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Green onion snips, for garnish
Whole celery seed, for garnish
Using an electric mixer, beat together softened cream cheese, Greek yogurt, chopped capers, and cayenne pepper until blended. Fold in crushed crispy-fried onions until combined. Transfer to a covered bowl. Refrigerate for one hour. Prepare avocado halves. Brush with lime juice; sprinkle with sea salt and garlic powder. When ready to serve, scoop onion dip into each avocado half. Garnish with green onion snips, chopped capers, and a sprinkling of whole celery seed. Serve immediately.