Avocado And Cheese Dip

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Avocado is not a common fruit (or vegetable?) in Turkey, we are not so familiar with it here. Many people don’t even know its name. This rare fruit is not affordable for everyone here, it is generally more than $2 for one. Avocado has been on Turkish market for a few years, so we don’t have many recipes with it. I’ve seen so many recipes in English websites though. As a food lover and discoverer, I must absolutely try this new food! I’ve learnt from several English blogs that avocado has a buttery texture and taste, so I thought it would be a great dip when paired with cheese and spread on bread slices to serve at breakfast. We loved avocado and cheese together and thought it would make a great mezze too.


I read somewhere that after cutting it into halves, I can remove its pit by tapping it gently with a knife. It was really fun to do this. I love the sound it made when discarded. I bought dark green and ripe avocado to prepare this dip.

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Avocado And Cheese Dip
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • ½ cup cheese of your choice (I used cokelek, something like cottage cheese)
  • 3 tbsp chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • salt to taste
  • red pepper flakes
Instructions
  1. Cut the avocado lengthwise. Tap its pit gently with a knife and make it hold the pit and pull the knife with enough force to discard the pit. Then scoop out its inside with a spoon and transfer into a bowl.
  2. Add olive oil and mix it with a fork to make it creamy.
  3. Add cheese, parsley, garlic and salt and mix.
  4. Spread it on bread slices and garnish with red pepper flakes.
Notes
Note: Prepare this dip just before eating so that it doesn’t get brownish.



Comments

  1. says

    Avocados are expensive here in Canada as well (about $2.50 for one), despite the fact that they are sold all the time in all supermarkets, and only have to come from the US – it’s not like they’re coming all the way from China! They are mostly used in savoury recipes (guacamole being the classic), but they can be turned into a sweet chocolate pudding if you stir in cocoa powder, honey, etc., much the same way that chocolate mousse can be made from silken tofu. As for avocado turning brown, a Mexican friend once told me that if you sit the avocado pit in the finished dish, it helps keep it from changing colour! I’m not sure how well it works, but it’s worth trying.

    Interesting note: avocados are grown on the Greek island of Crete! They’re not really sure what to do with them, either, because they are obviously not a traditional crop for the area. But they are apparently easy enough to acquire, and it seems to me would be the most logical place for Turkey to look to if they want to import more.

    • says

      I didn’t know that avocado can be used in sweet things too. Sounds intriguing. And thank you for your friend’s tip about using its pit to avoid its turning brown, I will try it next time.
      Hope it’s imported more so that we can buy it for cheaper prices.

  2. says

    Avocados aren’t very cheap here either (Boston) but I love them and will stock up when they are on sale. Great dip!

  3. says

    I usually just slice them up and throw them into a salad, but this seems like a much more interesting way to use an avocado. I have one in my fridge that I actually need to use up- I’ll have to try this!

  4. says

    Zerrin, this is one terrific dip! With these ingredients, it’s a nice departure from classic guacamole which is prevalent in the states – especially in California. I’ll be making a batch for sure, likely to be paired with toasted pita. The tip of using the pit to thwart browning works, as does a squeze a lemon or lime juice on top. In both cases, press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the dip, smoothing out all the air in its container to help keep it from oxidizing.

  5. says

    This dip looks fantastic! I live in Phoenix where avocados are generally very reasonably priced, and can definitely see myself making this all summer!

  6. says

    Merhaba Zerrin,
    tatiildeyim siteni ziyaret edemedim harika tarifler eklemişsin ellerine sağlık. Avokadoyu çok severim, hele de peynirle. Tam sevdiğim gibi bir tarif omuş. Sevgiler :)

  7. Anya says

    I grew up eating avocados, I’m Latin, and it brought a smile to my face reading how you’ve recently discovered them and have taken a liking to them. We usually make guacamole with pico de gallo, but I love trying all kinds of spices and ingredients with avocados. You can leave the pit in the dip for a while so it doesn’t get brownish, or some drops of lemon. :)

  8. says

    My kids love anything with avocados. Even in India, many people don’t even know its name. But in Hong Kong, we have always seen this. This dip sounds great to me, thanks for sharing! Congrats on being featured.

  9. says

    Mmmmm this sounds delicious! I’m an avocado lover as well…can eat it on just about anything! I’m glad to have found your blog…hope to learn more about Turkish cooking, which I love!

  10. says

    I am all about avocados and you can make one or two go far. They are full of the right kind of fats so I try to incorporate them when I can. Great idea!

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  1. […] shared my first experience with avocado some time ago. It was a dip made from a combination of avocado and cheese. Do you remember that? We have eaten avocado several times  since then especially in thin slices […]

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