Avocado may not be a Turkish vegetable (or a fruit?), but I do love to use it in my cooking. I love to discover new recipes with it. One of my best experiments with avocado was this Orzo Pilaf with Avocado. You can use it in pilaf or in salads if it is not too ripe and stiff enough to slice. Ways of eating avocado is endless. So is making avocado dip! You can combine it with cheese, yogurt or honey, but my favorite is this simplest one with lemon juice. I find it more Turkish that way.
Can you think of a better food to double your enjoyment when watching a movie on a typical Fall day? Chocolate might be a good option too, but if you are looking for a savory food, this avocado dip is the best!
You might think that avocado is tasteless and not worth eating just like one of my friends. She threw all avocados away she bought for the first time after tasting one. She says it doesn’t have a flavor at all or it has an oily flavor! If you have a similar feeling, this avocado dip could be a nice start for your avocado journey! I thought the same when I tried avocado for the first time, then I’ve tried it in several ways and I’ve already become a fan of it! I changed my mind when I combined it with a generous amount of lemon juice, it definitely turned out to be a completely different food with that addition. The more lemon juice, the better for those who are tasting avocado for the first time! Do try it and thank me later!
I used hot chili and nigella seeds just to enrich the texture of the avocado dip, but they enriched the flavor as well. Feeling hotness of chili makes it even more addictive! You just can’t stop dipping chips or even your finger into it! Adding nigella seeds is a great Middle East touch with that nice bitter flavor. If you like spicy food, I guarantee you will love this avocado dip with lemon too!
If you love this recipe, I strongly recommend you to check out Lisa’s scrumptious Very Green Avocado-Tahini Dip!