Avocado Cream Cheese

Photo by Cindy B.

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1

cup

PREP TIME

10

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

1

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    ripe medium avocado, halved, seeded, and peeled

  • 1/4

    cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 3

    tablespoons whipped reduced-fat cream cheese

  • 1

    tablespoon lime juice

  • 2

    cloves garlic

  • 1/8

    teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • Dash cayenne pepper

  • Fresh vegetable dippers, such as red sweet pepper strips, cucumber slices, celery sticks, Belgium endive leaves, and/or fresh cauliflower florets

Directions

1. Set aside one-fourth of the avocado. In a blender or food processor combine the remaining three-fourths of the avocado, the buttermilk, cream cheese, lime juice, garlic, the 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper, and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Cover and blend or process until smooth. Coarsely chop the reserved avocado; stir into pureed mixture. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to 24 hours. 2. Spoon into a serving bowl; sprinkle with the dash cayenne pepper. Serve with fresh vegetables. Servings Per Recipe: 6 Calories: 59 Protein(gm): 1 Carbohydrate(gm): 4 Fat, total(gm): 5 Cholesterol(mg): 4 Saturated fat(gm): 1 Monosaturated fat(gm): 2 Dietary Fiber, total(gm): 2 Sugar, total(gm): 1 Vitamin A(IU): 97 Vitamin C(mg): 3 Thiamin(mg): 0 Riboflavin(mg): 0 Niacin(mg): 0 Pyridoxine (Vit. B6)(mg): 0 Folate(µg): 20 Sodium(mg): 224 Potassium(mg): 137 Calcium(DV %): 20 Iron(DV %): 0 Diabetic Exchanges Fat(d.e): 1

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