Yogurt Guacamole Dip and Patriotic Red Pepper Layer Dip


It’s that time of the year: Super Bowl time! This means lots of snacking, drinking, chilling, and shouting at the TV. Whether you’re rooting for the Seattle Seahawks or New England Patriots this year, no Super Bowl party is complete without Yogurt Guacamole Dip or Patriotic Red Pepper Layer Dip served with blue tortilla chips. After all, the Seahawks’ colors are blue and green, and the Patriots’ colors are red, white, and blue. These dips and chips support the fans of either team. Plus, red and white striped dip with blue chips are very patriotic, so you can even make it for the 4th of July.

Click here for the recipe for ‘Yogurt Guacamole Dip’

Click here for the recipe for ‘Patriotic Red Pepper Layer Dip’

The folks over at Chobani have challenged me to come up with a healthy Super Bowl recipe for their “Delicious Bowl” using Chobani Greek yogurt as a key ingredient. For my contribution, I have created these two new dip recipes. Try them out, and enjoy the game!

Here’s what you need:


For the yogurt guacamole dip: avocados, plain non-fat Greek yogurt (e.g., Chobani), cilantro, green onions, jalapeno, garlic cloves, lime juice, salt, and pepper.

For the red pepper layer dip: jarred roasted red bell peppers (drained), walnuts, garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar, cumin, paprika, cayenne, salt, and pepper. And don’t forget the plain Greek yogurt!


Let’s start with the yogurt guacamole dip. Halve and seed about three ripe avocados. Just give your avocados a little squeeze. They should be soft and have a little give to them.


Before we toss everything in the blender, prep the ingredients a little bit. Roughly chop up the garlic, green onions, cilantro, and jalapeno slices.


Throw all the ingredients in a blender or food processor with yogurt and lemon juice. Don’t forget salt and pepper to taste.


Blend until your dip is completely smooth and no large chunks remain. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate until ready to serve!


Let’s move onto the red bell pepper dip. Toss in all the ingredients listed above, except for the yogurt.


Don’t forget the walnuts! They give a nice texture to the dip. Blend the ingredients until smooth and no large chunks remain.


To start the layer dip, grab a straight-sided glass bowl. We want a clear bowl so we can see all the great red and white stripes.


Spread a few spoonfuls of yogurt on the bottom of the bowl to create a ~1 centimeter layer of yogurt.


Spread it evenly so you have a clean edge of yogurt on the side of the bowl.


For the second layer, pour on some red sauce to make the red stripe.


Use a spoon to spread the sauce.


For the third layer and so on, things get a little more complicated to spread. To start, use spoons to dollop yogurt on the edge of the bowl like this.


Grab a clean paper towel and wipe the edge clean to make an even layer.


Once you’ve wiped the layer clean, add more yogurt in the center to complete the yogurt layer.


Continue with the layers and cover the top of the dip with a red layer.


Garnish your dips with cilantro and chopped walnuts. Don’t forget to serve with blue tortilla chips. Enjoy the game!

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