Avocado, Olive & Jalapeño Dip

This tangy avocado based dip is everything you could ever want in a dip. Creamy from the Avocado, salty from the olives, spicy from the jalapenos with a citrus zing from some added lemon. 

I tried something similar in Australia, bought in a greengrocer, which was supposed to be part of a picnic. I ate almost the whole lot on my own. It’s that delicious. 

Now, greengrocers in Aus are a completely different beast to the UK. They’re a huge part of Aussie life, often as big as a supermarket, and stuffed full of all the amazing fruit and veggie you can imagine. Almost all of them have a side line in amazing fresh dips, crackers, freshly made ready meals, olives, deli items and all kinds of dried and tinned pulses and nuts. Think Wholefoods markets, but run independently. I love going to them just to see all the amazing variety available, and can never leave without buying way to much to eat. 

I’d never tasted a dip quite like it, and just had to try and recreate the flavour to bring back to the UK. I’m super glad I did, because I served it to some friends last weekend and they adored it too. 

So here it is. It serves around 6 people for dipping and snacking. Try not to eat it all before your guests arrive. 




Avocado, Olive & Jalapeño Dip
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 ripe avocado
  2. 200g drained pitted green olives (Good quality jarred is fine)
  3. 5-10 slices of jarred Jalapeño peppers (go mild, or go crazy)
  4. 1 spring onion
  5. Juice 1/2 lemon
  6. Parsley
Instructions
  1. Whizz the whole lot up in a food processor. Taste for spicyness and add extra Jalapeños if you want more heat.
  2. Serve in a pretty bowl with some yummy crackers or crudites.
Notes
  1. If you're making this for more than 4 people, I suggest you make double. It's that good.
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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    February 17, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    This looks delish Louise! I love avocados, olives and jalapenos. It’s as if this was made for me 😛

    • Reply
      louise
      February 18, 2017 at 6:12 pm

      It’s so yum, let me know if you make it! x

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    JOHANNE
    February 21, 2017 at 2:45 pm

    I’d never have thought to put olives in with avocado. I Love olives! Great idea for a spread. Thank you

    • Reply
      louise
      February 21, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      It’s so SO yum.. I hadn’t thought of combining them either until I tried that dip in Australia. You must try it..

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