These stuffed avocados with herb dip make a delicious appetizer or a satisfying lunch! You'll love this easy Keto recipe for individually served avocados stuffed with a Dijon and capers-spiced dip. This post includes other tasty ideas for stuffed avocados, too.
Avocados, in moderation, are a healthy treat at any time of year. These stuffed avocados with herb dip make a fun and even elegant appetizer. And whenever I have some of this creamy sour cream dip leftover, I stuff it in an avocado half and call it lunch!
Avocados make an ideal vessel for filling. Their neutral flavor lends itself to stuffing with strongly flavored ingredients. These Cajun Shrimp Stuffed Avocados are an example--spicy shrimp with buttery avocado makes a beautiful combo.
Everyone needs a reliable recipe for an easy herb sour cream dip! This one is a favorite. It's seasoned with garlic, lemon, green onions, parsley, celery seed, a hint of Dijon, and optional capers.
Since we're avoiding sharing dips or (shudder) double-dipping these days, offering this dip in individual portions solves that problem. Stuff generous dollops of dip into freshly cut avocado halves, add a spoon on the side, and enjoy!
You'll find a complete list of ingredients for this stuffed avocado recipe in the recipe card below. This dip is a mixture of Vegenaise (or your favorite mayonnaise), sour cream, and herbs, with a little Dijon mustard. It's seasoned with capers, celery seeds, salt, and freshly cracked black pepper.
If you don't like capers, leave them out. The dip will still have lots of flavour and be delicious! You can also substitute thick Greek yogurt for the sour cream, although it will change the flavour slightly, making it a little tangier. Your choice!
You don't need any special equipment to make this tasty Keto sour cream dip! Simply mix all the ingredients in a small bowl. You can either serve it right away or refrigerate it and allow the flavors to blend a little more.
🍽 Serving suggestions
You can enjoy this dip in so many ways! Here are a few ideas.
As shown in the photos, slice avocados in half, remove the seed, brush with a little lemon juice to prevent browning, and fill the cavity with a couple of tablespoons of dip. Sprinkle with a little chopped parsley and freshly ground black pepper. For an elegant appetizer, add a grilled prawn on top!
Add chopped cooked shrimp or prawns to the dip. Shrimp stuffed avocados are incredibly delicous! You'll need about ⅓ cup of cooked shrimp.
Similarly, add a little finely chopped smoked salmon, about 2-3 tablespoons, to the basic dip. The lemon and capers in this dip recipe pair beautifully with smoked salmon.
If you love seafood, you may love crab-stuffed avocados, too. Add ¼ cup well-drained crab to this herb dip recipe and fill the avocado halves with it.
Serve this herb dip as is, in individual cups with fresh veggies, tortilla chips, crackers, or toasted pita chips for dipping.
You can make this keto herb dip ahead of time. Keep it chilled in the fridge and add it to the avocado halves just before serving.
Be sure to promptly refrigerate any leftover dip. Store in a covered container in the fridge. It will last for 3 to 5 days.
If you make these stuffed avocados with herb dip, leave me a short note in the comments section below. I love to hear from you!
Stuffed Avocados with Herb Dip
- 1 cup mayonnaise, Vegenaise or your favourite mayonnaise
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- ½ tsp Dijon mustard
- 2 medium green onions, finely sliced
- 1 clove garlic, finely minced or grated
- ½ tsp fresh lemon juice, plus more for brushing on avocado halves
- 1 ½ tbsp capers, drained and chopped
- ¼ tsp celery seeds
- coarse sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 4 medium avocados, halved, seed removed
- Mix all ingredients except avocados together in a small bowl.
- Add a generous dollop of dip to each avocado half, top with a little more cracked pepper and chopped parsley and serve immediately.
This recipe is slightly adapted from Bruce's Dip in Gwyneth Paltrow's cookbook, My Father's Daughter. (affiliate link)