Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime DipRecipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
Time: 30 minutes. Here's a healthy party snack to mix in with the rich ones for your calorie-conscious guests.
Makes 1 cup; 6 servings


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1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
1 firm-ripe avocado (10 oz.), pitted and peeled
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon loosely packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)
1 garlic clove, peeled
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 pound jicama, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick sticks


1. In a 2- to 3-qt. pan over high heat, bring about 1 qt. water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender to the bite, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain and immerse immediately in ice water until cool, about 2 minutes; drain again.

2. In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, yogurt, lime juice, mint (if using), garlic, and salt; whirl until very smooth.

3. Spoon dip into a bowl and serve with green beans and jicama sticks.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

November 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 113
Caloriesfromfat 58 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 1 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Fiber 6.1 g
Sodium 179 mg
Cholesterol 0.4 mg