This easy cucumber dip recipe uses avocado to add some thickening texture, plus some red onion, lime juice, garlic, and cilantro to create a mellow guacamole with a refreshing aftertaste.
The dip is very easy to make, and it will taste great with chips. You can also use it to make a tasty sandwich spread!
What makes this cucumber dip so good?
Cucumber dip is a light and refreshing snack that is perfect to serve on a warm day. Most people like cucumber dip because it is a light and refreshing snack. It also makes a versatile appetizer because you can enhance it with spices and other ingredients.
Try this recipe and let us know what you think!
- Small cucumber
- Ripe avocados
- Red onion
- Sour cream or mayo
- Lime juice
- Garlic clove
- Fresh or dry cilantro leaves
🔪How to make cucumber dip
2. Add 1 to 3 rings of sliced red onion to avocado.
3. Add the garlic.
4. Add the cilantro, followed by the lemon juice.
5. Peel, seed, and chop cucumber coarsely.
6. Dump the slices on top of the other vegetables.
7. Put the lid on your blender or food processor and pulse until you get the blend consistency that you want.
8. Dump the mixture into a Tupperware bowl and give it a stir to make sure that you don’t have any unwanted chunks.
9. Seal the bowl, place it in the refrigerator, and let the cucumber dip set for at least an hour.
10. Remove the dip from the refrigerator and give it a taste test with a chip or carrot stick.
11. Add the sour cream or mayo to achieve a creamy effect, or eat it as is.
💭Tips for making cucumber dip
- If you don’t want your cucumber dip to be too thick, try reducing the amount of sour cream in half.
- Use firm cucumbers. If you notice any spots on them, peel the skin to see if they extend to the meat of the vegetable. If not, they are perfectly usable.
- If it’s too bland, try adding some sea salt and more garlic.
- If you’d like it spicy, add a ½ teaspoon of cumin and a dash of cayenne pepper.
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What kind of cucumber is best to use in a dip?
Garden cumbers will work fine. Peel any that you buy at the grocery store because their skins are covered in wax.
How to store leftover cucumber dip?
An air-tight container will work the best because it won’t absorb odors from the other foods that you have in your refrigerator. Freezing isn’t recommended because the cucumbers can get squishy.
What should I pair with cucumber dip?
You can pair it with a variety of vegetables, such as carrot or celery sticks, broccoli, and others. It will also taste great with pita bread, cheese, and a wide variety of meats, nuts, and spices.
How do you thicken cucumber dip?
If sour cream or mayo doesn’t work, you can try making a small cornstarch slurry and mix it into the dip. Once you add the slurry, let it sit for 20 minutes to an hour and give it a stir.
You should notice a difference in the thickness. Add more slurry in small increments until you get the texture that you’re looking for.
What else can you use cucumber dip for?
It will make a tasty sandwich spread. Layer your meats, cheese, and produce. Then top it with the dip. If you’re making a salami sandwich, try adding a dash of oregano.
For tuna salad sandwiches, a dash of tarragon will add a finishing touch for a fantastic sandwich!
Cucumber Dip Recipe
- 1 small cucumber — peeled de-seeded, and coarsely chopped or sliced
- 2 ripe avocados — pitted peeled, and coarsely chopped
- 1 red onion — 1 to 3 sliced rings
- 1 dollop of sour cream or mayo
- 1 tsp of lime juice
- 1 garlic clove chopped coarsely or 1 tablespoon of jarred chopped garlic
- 1 T fresh or dry cilantro leaves
- Peel, pit, and chop avocado. Add to blender or food processor.
- Add 1 to 3 rings of sliced red onion to avocado.
- Add the garlic.
- Add the cilantro, followed by the lemon juice.
- Peel, seed, and chop cucumber coarsely.
- Dump the slices on top of the other vegetables.
- Put the lid on your blender or food processor and pulse until you get the blend consistency that you want.
- Dump the mixture into a Tupperware bowl and give it a stir to make sure that you don’t have any unwanted chunks.
- Seal the bowl, place it in the refrigerator, and let the cucumber dip set for at least an hour.
- Remove the dip from the refrigerator and give it a taste test with a chip or carrot stick.
- Add the sour cream or mayo to achieve a creamy effect, or eat it as is.