Avocado, Olive & Jalapeño Dip

* Edited with prettier photos and a little update! This Avocado, Olive & Jalapeño Dip  recipe has become one of my most loved recipes. My friends all request that I make it for parties, and there is never any left over when I put it out as an appetizer before serving lunch or dinner. You NEED this delicious and easy dip in your life. It’s a party starter.

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
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Author: Louise-Claire Cayzer
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 200 g drained pitted green olives (Good quality jarred is fine)
  • 5-10 slices of jarred Jalapeño peppers (go mild, or go crazy)
  • 1 spring onion
  • Juice 1/2 lemon
  • Parsley
  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.
Recipe Notes
If you're making this for more than 4 people, I suggest you make double. It's that good.



  • Emma @ Supper in the Suburbs
    Posted at 13:50h, 17 February Reply

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

    • louise
      Posted at 18:12h, 18 February Reply

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

    Posted at 14:45h, 21 February Reply

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

    • louise
      Posted at 21:21h, 21 February Reply

      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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