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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 large carrot (or 2 small ones)
  • Juice of 1/2 a lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • a small bunch of parsley
  • 3 spoonfuls of olive oil
  • a pinch of marine salt

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2. Get the avocado ready

With a sharp knife, make a slice all the way around the avocado length-wise, twist and open into two halves. Use a spoon to remove the pit and flesh.

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3. Grind the carrots

Grind the carrots, this will make the blender’s job easier.

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4. Chop the garlic

But don’t worry too much about chopping it too small, as it will all go into the blender.

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5. Chop the parsley

Use your hands or a knife, but make sure you use fresh parsley, not dried parsley. Squeeze half a lemon.

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6. Blend all together

Mix the avocado, grated carrots, garlic, parsley and lemon juice and blend. Taste it and add some marine salt if you think it needs it to enhance the taste.

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7. Get some veggies ready to dip

Carrot sticks, celery, cucumber, cauliflower, mushrooms and beetroot are some vegetables that would taste great with this dip. You could also munch on it with corn tortillas, some whole wheat bread or whatever you have laying around — but remember, raw and organic is the healthiest pairing.

Photos Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots