Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Avocado Wasabi Dip [Whole30]

I know i've been promising this Avocado Wasabi post for awhile now. Well the wait is over-it is here! Tadaa! This dip is very fast for me to whip up so I usually top my tuna salads with this (instead of using mayo in my tuna). Yesterday, I even ate it on top of a lime and ginger mahi mahi fillet. Is your mouth watering yet? 

1 lg. Hass Avocado
1/2 tbs. Wasabi Powder
juice of half a lemon
1 tbs. Filtered Water
1/4 tsp. ground ginger

Yields ~ 2 servings 

Directions: Super easy-ready? Begin by making your wasabi paste. Mix wasabi powder with water.

I like to keep my wasabi "water-y" when it's in this dip, to allow for easy mixing when I add in my avocado. 
Mix in both halves of your avocado. Add in lemon juice and mix well! 
 Like I mentioned earlier- use this as a "Dressing". I didn't have time to sit and blend it in a blender with coconut milk which I hear makes a delicious dressing. So I leave it chunky and just top my salads with it. Don't get me wrong, I love regular chopped avocado on top of anything. But this creamy dip just adds a little something extra!
 Additionally, if i'm DYING for a snack (although, i'm cutting my snacks down on the Whole30) I reach for some celery sticks and it with the dip. I love celery with nut butters like my Homemade Almond Butter but i'm trying to limit my intake on nuts while on the Whole30. This dip is a very sufficient replacement for now ;)
***Just a tip for all my readers that I learned from Alton Brown while watching the FoodNetwork at the gym this week. If you end up using only half of your avocado (say you make only one serving) here's a nifty way to store it so it doesn't get all brown before your next meal. 

Avocados are NOT cheap, so you don't want it to get all brown on you! Make sure the side you are storing is the one with the pit. If you accidentally removed the pit, go ahead and put it back in. Squeeze lemon juice all along the top of the avocado and around the pit. 

Place in a zip-lock baggy (trying to remove all the air before hand) and place in fridge. 

 Additionally, say you don't use all the avocado wasabi in one setting. Go ahead and put the pit in your bowl and squeeze lemon juice all over. Wrap with plastic wrap and place in fridge to enjoy at a later time!
The amazing things you learn while working out... Thanks Alton Brown

1 comment:

  1. I also freeze chopped up avocado! It works great. I just pull out a few pieces if I want to add them to my eggs or something.