Chipotle Avocado Yogurt Dip – BlogHer Food Austin Recap Part 1

Grilled Vegetables - The Lemon BowlDespite traveling 15 of the last 30 days to Carmel, Orlando and Southern California and heading into my fifth month of pregnancy, there was no way I was going to miss BlogHer Food ’13 in Austin! After sitting on the sidelines during last year’s conference in Seattle, I made it a goal to get there in 2013 and I’m so glad I did. Best. Conference. Ever.

Thank you again to Stonyfield for sponsoring my attendance this year – I will forever be grateful and promise to make up for it in yogurt consumption.

What’s it like? Imagine four days talking about your biggest passion in life (food blogging) with 500 of your best friends. It’s pretty much one big toddler-free party and sleepover with endless snacks, libations (not for me) and laughs.

Appetizer Collage - The Lemon BowlThe first night of the conference I had the pleasure of hosting the Stonyfield reception at Parkside restaurant in downtown Austin. See those miniature grilled cheeses on the bottom right? They should be called Addictive Cheesy Crack Bites because I couldn’t stop eating them. What baby wants, baby gets – right?

Check out the incredible menu created Parkside and Stonyfield. Every dish was made with organic ingredients and plenty of Stonyfield yogurt, Earthbound Farm greens and Organic Valley cheeses. As a healthy food blogger, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate attending parties with food I would actually make and eat at home. I love a chocolate fountain as much as the next gal but I also love fitting into my clothes.

Stonyfield Girls - The Lemon BowlOne of the greatest aspects of these conferences is the rare opportunity to meet and spend time with my fellow bloggers and clients. From Left to Right: Meredith from In Sock Monkey Slippers (who I met in Chicago last year), Kristina from Stonyfield, Brandi from Bran Appetit and Chandra from Stonyfield.

Reception Collage - The Lemon BowlThroughout the conference, Stonyfield hosted a booth with delicious and healthy treats around the clock. Brandi shared delicious yogurt-filled cookies for a “Milk and Cookies” break and Amelia from Eating Made Easy hosted an afternoon break with both sweet and savory yogurt parfaits. For my turn, I crated three savory yogurt-based dips for the evening sponsor reception including a Pesto Dip, Feta Herb Bean Dip and the Chipotle Avocado Yogurt Dip I’m sharing today.

That’s all for now but stay tuned for my Blog Her Food Recap Part 2 coming soon for more!

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Chipotle Avocado Yogurt Dip - BlogHer Food Austin Part 1
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 8
  • Serving size: ⅓ cup
  • Calories: 129
  • Fat: 10.1 g
  • Saturated fat: 1.4 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 8.7 g
  • Trans fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 8.4 g
  • Sugar: 1.6 g
  • Sodium: 34 mg
  • Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 0
Recipe type: Appetizer
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Creamy avocado, tangy yogurt and bright cilantro come together to create an addictive and healthy dip.
Ingredients
  • 3 avocados – pitted, flesh removed from skin
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo
  • zest and juice of 2 limes
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor and puree until smooth.
  2. Check for seasoning and add salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Serve with fresh vegetables or baked tortilla chips.

 

Comments

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Oh I’m so glad you were able to come Kristen!! I can’t believe the event is over! I want a re-do.

  1. Yvette says

    Love this dip!! I make some variation of it ALL the time. Two constants, though…Greek yogurt and avocado. It’s brilliant.

    And why wasn’t I invited to this conference? My invite must have gotten lost in the mail. :)

    • Liz DellaCroce says

      Me too! I’m glad people don’t mind that I keep putting it in everything. ;) So fun seeing you Heidi! xo

  2. says

    Love this dip! Chipotles and avocados are a great combo. Looks like a fabulous conference! I have always wanted to visit Austin for the food and the music!

  3. says

    You’re such a globetrotter!! And all while pregnant – you’re my hero. I hope I am jetsettin’ like that when I’m 5mo in. And to say I miss you and the girls’ faces is the understatement of the year!! Can I come to Cali with you?

  4. says

    I saw this recipe the other day and was inspired by it! My husband and I love Greek food with garlicky cucumber yogurt sauce, so when I saw your recipe here, I decided to make some meatballs with my favorite Mexican ingredients. The meatballs are gluten free and go really well with your sauce/dip. I forgot to get cilantro, but it was still really good. Here’s the link to my Gluten Free Green Chile Turkey Meatballs.

    http://kimscookingfrenzy.blogspot.com/2013/12/green-chile-turkey-meatballs-with.html

    Love your beautiful blog!

  5. says

    Liz!! Are you going to BlogHer Food 14? I am!!! I was looking for recaps from 2013 and found yours. I so want to meet you, I hope you make it there this year …if you do, any help pointing me in the right direction during and before the conference will be greatly appreciated… Ha! this will be my very first year attending. Hugs!

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