Creamy Avocado Dip

Think of this dip as the creamy, tangy cousin to guacamole. The Parmesan may seem out of place, but it's a stand-in for hard-to-find Mexican cheese and is the secret ingredient. Serve it with tortilla chips or veggies, or on the side with grilled chicken or steak.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 5 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Yield: about 1 cup
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1 firm-ripe avocado, halved, pitted and cut into large chunks

1/4 cup sour cream

3 tablespoons grated Parmesan

Juice of 1 lime

Pinch cayenne pepper

Kosher salt


  1. Process or blend the avocado, sour cream, Parmesan, lime juice, 1 tablespoon water, cayenne and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy. Serve right away.