Avocado Butter

Avocado Butter

  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook Time:
  • Total: 5 min
  • Serving: 16
The name may sound indulgent and taboo but there is not a bit of butter in this dish. Pureeing avocado—rich in good for you monounsaturated fat—with light sour cream creates a smooth treat to top vegetables, cuts of lean meat, or thin toasts


  • 1 medium ripe avocado, pitted, peeled, chopped (about 1 ½ cups)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons)
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (or more to taste)
  • ½ cup light sour cream or plain yogurt
  • Pinch of salt
  • Black pepper to taste


  1. Place ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small serving bowl, cover and refrigerate.
  3. Mixture will thicken when refrigerated, making it a natural choice for crudite or baked cracker dipping. To use as a creamy dressing, thin down with a little lemon juice.


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