Today is the final day of my Whole30 challenge! Yasss! I am so excited to indulge in something sweet tomorrow. Sugar has definitely been the one thing I’ve missed most throughout this process.
I have done a lot of reflection throughout this process and will share the full recap with the recipes I made, challenges, achievements, etc. in my next post. Stay tuned for that.
One thing that I will share now is that it is much easier to list the food groups you ARE allowed to eat on Whole30 instead of rhyming off the mile-long list of forbidden food groups.
In spite of its many limitations, I was surprised at how delicious things could turn out with little more than fruit, vegetables, meat, or eggs. This Avocado Cilantro Lime Dip is a prime example of that. I will definitely make this again, even when I’m not taking the Whole30 challenge.
I used a variation of this dip in my Bacon & Egg Sweet Potato Boats a couple weeks ago but this time I didn’t add any water because I wanted the dip to be thicker and I added a pinch of cayenne for some kick. If you wanted more tang – you could use plain Greek yogurt in place of mayo.
I’ve paired it with crudités and baked root vegetable chips. You could serve it with regular chips, crostini, or whatever else you have on hand.
This dip was my contribution to book club a few weeks ago and every last bite was devoured. If that’s not a ringing endorsement, I’m not sure what is.
With Super Bowl coming up this weekend – this would be a perfect healthy-ish contribution to bring to the party, help balance out the nachos and chicken wings.
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dip
- ⅓ cup Whole30 approved mayo*
- 1 large avocado
- ½ cup cilantro roughly chopped
- 1 large garlic clove minced
- lime juice from 1 lime
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
- ¼ tsp salt
In a blender or food processor combine ingredients for dressing until smooth. Store in fridge for 5-7 days.
Recipe adapted from: “Avocado Cilantro Lime Dip/Dressing.” Kim’s Cravings. January 8, 2019.