Avocado Onion Dip

This Avocado Onion Dip is a great alternative to the typical guacamole we all love. The combination of the fresh avocado with the yogurt and onion makes a slightly tart flavor to pair with your favorite wine. A Chardonnay or Pinot Noir would be my go-to for a perfect pairing.

The dip is quick to assemble for that last-minute appetizer to please your guests as you gather around before an afternoon or evening meal.

Recipe for Avocado Onion Dip (makes about 1 1/2 cups; double for a larger event)

1 Tablespoon of a neutral vegetable oil

avocado onion dip

3 Large scallions: remove the dark-green ends, and thinly slice the white and pale green parts

3/4 Teaspoon kosher salt (add more for taste)

1 Avocado, coarsely chopped

3/4 Cup plain Greek yogurt

Tortilla chips or pita chips (for serving, optional)


Step 1:
Heat the oil in a small saucepan over medium heat.
Add the sliced scallions and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring frequently until the scallions begin to brown around the edges (about 3 minutes)

Step 2:
Transfer the scallions and oil to a medium bowl.
Add the avocado, yogurt, and the remaining 3/4 tsp. of salt; stir to combine, lightly mashing the avocado so the mixture is slightly chunky.
Taste and adjust the seasonings.
Top with finely chopped scallions.
Service with tortilla chips, and pita chips alongside if desired.

Chardonnay to serve with avocado onion dip

I love a great Chardonnay to pair with this dip. The More Than Muse California Chardonnay from the Wine of the Month Club is my go-to. The wines from my Club are delivered directly to my door, so I keep a variety of wines from the Napa and Sonoma Valleys on hand. Because our wines come only from top wine experts, I have assured myself and my guests a great wine every time.

Chardonnays from regions and wineries vary greatly. Experiment with different ones and find some you truly love.