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Avocado Cream

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Heather Chadduck Hillegas
Hands-on time 10 mins
Total time 10 mins
Yield Makes 1 3/4 cups
Mix up your shrimp platter and set out Avocado Cream to serve alongside this traditional appetizer. 


  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 teaspoon loosely packed lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 green onion, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Scoop pulp from avocado into a medium bowl, and mash until very smooth. Stir in sour cream, dill, parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and minced green onion. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or cover and chill up to 1 day. Stir well before serving.