Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

Notes: You can also serve this dip with tortilla chips, carrot sticks, or cherry tomatoes. Prep and Cook Time: 30 minutes.


Makes about 1 cup of dip; 6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 92
Caloriesfromfat 54 %
Protein 2.7 g
Fat 5.5 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Carbohydrate 10 g
Fiber 3 g
Sodium 184 mg
Cholesterol 0.4 mg


1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
1 firm-ripe avocado (10 oz.), pitted and peeled
1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
2 tablespoons lime juice
1 tablespoon loose-packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)
1 clove garlic, 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-quart pan over high heat, bring about 1 quart water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender to 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.

Amy Traverso,


September 2005
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