Last-minute guests can be stressful and catch you off guard during the holidays. An old friend is in town and happens to be in the neighborhood; you hear a knock at the door. The dog barks, the cat slides under the Christmas tree, and you peak out the parted curtain to see a happy face and a waving hand. Relax.

If you have an avocado, a few cloves of garlic, and a bag of Way Better Snacks? You’re good-to-go. Hug your friend. Pour two glasses of wine. Head to the kitchen to catch up and whip together this super easy, super delicious holiday dip. With just a handful of avocados, a few cloves of fresh garlic and some basic seasonings, you’ll whip together an avocado dip that will rival anyone’s favorite guacamole. And, it’s way easier!

The Whole Tara whipped up this recipe for our Dips and Delights series for all those occasions when a long list of ingredients and hours of time aren’t at the ready. And, around the holidays? That’s pretty much any time. Whether it’s hungry kids before the football game, an unexpected guest at the door, or just an easy dip to satiate hunger for a roast that’s taking a bit too long in the oven: this dip will be your go-to game changer.

This easy avocado and garlic dip can be at the ready for busy holiday weekends and unexpected guests.

Party tip: if you have a pomegranate available, or you’re shopping with this dip on your list, the seeds add a surprising pop of bright fruitiness in both the bite and the presentation.


Smashed Avocado Garlic Dip


4 ripe avocados

4 cloves garlic, smashed and finely diced

1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes

Lime Zest

Sea salt

Pomegranate Seeds

Way Better Snacks Unbeatable Blues tortilla chips


De-pit, and scoop out the avocado into a bowl. Put the avocado into a food processor and blend until it creates a smooth consistency. *Or you can mush with a fork depending on the consistency you want!

Smash 4 cloves of garlic. Finely dice and add it to the processed avocado.

Put the avocado mixture into a bowl and add 2 table spoons of Olive Oil, and the Red Pepper Flakes, and mix together with a fork.

Zest the lime over the top of the dip and top with Pomegranate seeds and a sprinkle of salt. Serve with Way Better Unbeatable Blues sprouted tortilla chips.

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