Avocado Tahini Dip from The Vitamix Cookbook by Jodi Berg

The Vitamix Cookbook, on sale today, is the must-have cookbook by Vitamix CEO, Jodi Berg. We love this cookbook because it shows how truly versatile a Vitamix is – you can use this machine for much more than smoothies! Today we’re sharing a recipe for Avocado Tahini Dip that’s perfect paired with chips or veggies, and can be made easily with your Vitamix. This dip uses fresh ingredients blended together for a delicious appetizer or snack. The Vitamix Cookbook  is a gorgeous companion to a Vitamix to help you enjoy the benefits of a whole foods diet. It feautures more than 200 simple, scrumptious, easy-to-prepare recipes that use a blender—most taking less than thirty minutes with beautiful pictures. Purchase your copy today from your favorite retailer. Also, check out a video about the book here.

Avocado Tahini Dip

9780062407207_3This vibrantly green dip will be the star of your next party! This dip is creamy with avocado, a little nutty from the tahini, bursting with herby flavor, and beautifully green, thanks to the herbs and a little steamed spinach or arugula. Great as a sandwich spread too.

PREPARATION: 10 minutes PROCESSING: 35 to 40 seconds YIELD: 2¼ cups (540 ml)

  • 1/3 cup (80 ml) tahini, prefererably homemade (page 67)
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 3 tablespoons / 45 ml)
  • 1 large avocado, halved, pitted, and peeled
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces (114 g) baby spinach or arugula, steamed for 20 minutes, then cooled
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water

Place all the ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly increase the speed to Variable 10, then to High. Blend for 35 to 40 seconds, using the tamper to press the ingredients into the blades if necessary.

AMOUNT PER 2 TABLESPOON (30 ML) SERVING: calories 50, total fat 4 g, saturated fat 0.5 g, cholesterol 0 mg, sodium 10 mg, total carbohydrate 3 g, dietary fiber 1 g, sugars 0 g, protein 1 g


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