This 5-minute avocado and carrot dip recipe is delicious for all ages, and a fun way for kids to get excited about a nutritious snack. Make your kid sink in carrot sticks, celery, (raw!) cauliflower and beetroot, mushrooms or whatever tiny piece of vegetable you have laying around. This delicious, creamy and very filling dip will 'trick' them into a healthier, raw and vegan diet, without them even noticing it.
Avocados are a fantastic health food providing about 20 essential nutrients, including fiber, potassium, Vitamin E, B-vitamins and folic acid. They also help the body absorb more alpha- and beta-carotene and lutein, so mixing the native Mexican pear-shaped fruit with carrot is a great idea. Try and make this at home with your kids and tell us what you think!
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
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.
3. Grind the carrots
Grind the carrots, this will make the blender’s job easier.
4. Chop the garlic
But don’t worry too much about chopping it too small, as it will all go into the blender.
5. Chop the parsley
Use your hands or a knife, but make sure you use fresh parsley, not dried parsley. Squeeze half a lemon.
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.
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