Try This— 3 Ingredient Creamy Avocado Dip

This creamy avocado dip is just 3 ingredients!

You can add an avocado or two to pretty much anything and it’s delicious. I have tested this theory in dozens of recipes, both sweet and savory, and I have yet to be disappointed. Still my greatest avocado triumphs have come in the form of 3-ingredient-or-less recipes. So as I’m preparing my Memorial Day menu, I’ve been fooling around with some simple, yet highly satisfying avocado recipes.  My absolute favorite is this creamy avocado dip from the Kitchn perfect for entertaining. Use it to dip chips, veggies, crackers, or as a condiment on your homemade grilled veggie burgers. It’s a crowd pleaser, y’all, I promise. You must try this!

3 Ingredient Creamy Avocado Dip


Serves 4 to 6
  • 2 medium ripe avocados
  • 4 ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled (about 1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  • Cut the avocados in half and remove the pit.
  • Spoon the flesh of the avocados into the bowl of food processor or blender.
  • Add the goat cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy, 30 to 40 seconds.

Try This— Healthy Mason Jar Snacks That Are Far From Ordinary

I’m a little obsessed with mason jars. Ever since I first discovered that you can use a mason jar on a blender rather than that huge carafe to make perfect smoothies and sauces, I’ve been hooked. Then came my fixation on mason jar instant oatmeals, which has proven time and again to be a total life saver on busy mornings. Let’s not forget mason jar salads, which takes healthy lunches to the next level.

Now, as if I couldn’t love mason jars anymore, I’ve started crafting easy to assemble healthy snacks that can be stored in and eaten from the confines of these versatile little jars. It’s such a eureka moment. The total embodiment of #Phil’s-osophies…”When life gives you lemonade, make lemons. life will be all like, whaaat?!” Life lessons, y’all.

And so my journey into the unknown waters of healthy snacking from a stylish jar has begun. Thanks to refinery29, I got some inspiration. I am absolutely so down with this movement that I had to share some of my favorite recipes with you guys. There’s pretty much nothing else out there that makes healthy snacking quite this delicious and convenient. You must try this!

Layered Guacamole Dip


  • Guacamole
  • salsa
  • beans, pinto or black, rinsed
  • corn
  • tortilla chips


  • Layer rinsed canned pinto or black beans, shucked corn, salsa, guacamole, and chips in a 12- to 16-ounce jar
  • You might want to bring an extra baggie of chips along with you!

Chopped Veggies with Hummus


  • hummus
  • carrots
  • bell pepper


  • layer hummus at the bottom of your jar
  • add carrot sticks, bell pepper slices, or other veggies of your choice

Pretzel, Celery, and Peanut Butter


  • peanut butter
  • celery
  • pretzels
  • raisins, optional


  • layer peanut butter on the bottom of a jar
  • add celery sticks and pretzel rods, or top with regular pretzels

Caprese Salad


  • tomato
  • mozzarella chunks
  • basil
  • olives


  • halve cherry or grape tomatoes and mix them with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and salt and pepper to taste
  • layer mozzarella balls, tomatoes, ripped basil leaves, and pimento-stuffed olives in a jar
  • eat it straight from the jar, or bring along a baguette!

Fruit Salad


  • fresh fruit, try watermelon and berries of your choice
  • lime
  • mint
  • honey


  • Chop fruit and layer it into your jar
  • sprinkle chopped mint leaves throughout and top with a lime wedge or two to squeeze on before snacking
  • drizzle with honey



  • berries
  • granola
  • yogurt


  • layer granola, yogurt, and assorted berries in a jar

***I’ve been using Weck canning jars recently, because they’re just so pretty to look at!