Did you ever go to a party and find yourself dunking into a delicious dip that was set in front of you? Did you then find yourself dipping again and again, and yet again? I myself can answer yes to both; which brings me to this dip recipe that I came up with. Looks pretty doesn't it? I wanted to create a dip that I could eat and share with friends, but I wanted it to be more "figure-friendly" than a lot of dips that are sold in the local grocery stores. I layered the dip with a healthy roasted red pepper hummus, a little light mayo, mashed avocado, diced tomatoes, and partly-skim shredded cheese. I topped it with chopped basil and green onion, and squeezed a bit of lime juice for a taste of freshness! End result? A delectable party treat! (or anytime treat for that matter!). I made this dip enough for 2-3 people but I say double or triple this recipe for a party.

Serves 2-3 (generously)

  • 1 small pkg of pre-made roasted red pepper hummus (buy the "healthier" pre-made variety)
  • 2 generous dollops of light mayo
  • 1 avocado, lightly mashed + squeeze of lime juice
  • 1 medium tomato, diced
  • one handful of mozzarella or cheddar cheese, grated (use partly-skimmed)
  • 3-4 fresh basil leaves, sliced thin
  • 1 green onion, chopped
  • 2-3 lime wedges
  • freshly cracked black pepper (optional)

1. Get a medium sized plate or bowl. Get a plate or bowl that would show off the layers of the dip. Take all of the pre-made roasted red pepper hummus and spoon it onto the serving plate. Spread it to evenly to coat the bottom of the serving plate.

2. Then layer accordingly: light mayo, mashed avocado, diced tomato, and shredded cheese. Then sprinkle the fresh basil and green onion. Squeeze a bit of lime juice all around and sprinkle a bit of freshly cracked black pepper (if you wish) and serve! Serve the dip with a lot of fresh veggies, fruits, nachos, lightly salted potato chips, toasted pita wedges or even warm naan bread. Kids will love this one!

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