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Avocado Vegetable Dip


Makes 4 cups

2 large ripe avocados
cup each; raw broccoli, cauliflower and celery, finely chopped
2 tbsp. lime or lemon juice
1 (6 oz.) pkg. Italian or Caesar salad dressing mix
tsp. liquid hot pepper or Tabasco sauce
cup sour cream
1 carrot, shredded
2 green onions, finely chopped


Peel, pit and mash the avocados. Mix in the lime juice, then sprinkle in the dry dressing mix, stir to blend. Also stir in the sour cream, carrot, green onions, broccoli, cauliflower, celery and pepper seasoning. Cover for at least 2 hours or as long as overnight.

For a dip, serve with tortilla chips and crisp celery, carrot sticks, zucchini slices, broccoli or cauliflower florets.

For a salad dressing, thin each cup of dip by stirring in 6 to 8 tablespoons milk. Spoon dressing over salad and toss to blend.

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