This week my Instagram and Pinterest feeds are full of things about the Super Bowl and recipes for game day, but while most are excited for the big game, I’m going to be totally honest with you.. I only get excited over the opportunity to snack and drink beer all day!
Whatever your motivation is on Sunday, a good dip recipe is always essential to the party. I love crab dip, but what I don’t love is the excess amounts of mayo, cream cheese, and cheddar cheese that most recipes have added to them. I came up with a lightened up version that cuts out a lot of that fat without sacrificing flavor. Creamy avocados, Greek yogurt, and light cream cheese are the base of this dip, while jalapeno, fresh herbs, and lemon juice lend some bold and zesty flavors to the mix. I recommend buying double ingredients so after your guests devour it all you can make another batch to enjoy all to yourself!
(makes 12 servings)
2 ripe avocados, skin and pit removed
8oz low-fat cream cheese
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
Half of a jalapeno, finely chopped
2 Tbs fresh parsley, finely chopped
Juice from half a lemon
1 (8oz) package of imitation crab meat, flake style, roughly chopped
2 stalks of green onion, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Crackers for serving
Add the avocados, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, jalapeno, parsley, and lemon juice to a food processor or blender and puree until smooth, scraping down the sides as needed. If you don’t have a food processor you can always use an electric mixer or finely mash the avocados with a fork and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Transfer dip to a large bowl and stir in crab meat, green onion, and season with salt and pepper.
Tattooed Martha Tip: If you’re making this the night before, use this plastic wrap trick to prevent the avocados from oxidizing and turning brown: Transfer dip to a sealing container and level out the top with the back of a spoon. Press a sheet of plastic wrap down to surface of the dip and starting from the middle, continue to press out any air pockets and work your way to the edge until the surface is completely covered. Snap on the lid and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve!
Cover and chill dip in the refrigerator at least 20 minutes before serving.