Savory Avocado Spinach Salsa Spread

Ahhh so yesterday, I was craving something made from avocado but I didn’t want my typical guacamole so I decided to get a little creative with an avocado spread. I opened up my fridge and took out some random ingredients that I thought tasted good with avocado and played around with them. I ended up making this avocado spinach salsa spread that was both creamy and crunchy, and altogether very savory. I ate it on two slices of Arnold’s 100% Whole Wheat Bread, and this morning, enjoyed a spoonful alone. It was really delicious – a new version to a typical guacamole. It’s definitely something different so try it out, and let me know what you think! You can use this recipe as a spread, sauce, side dish, or a snack because I personally think it can be eaten alone or with something else like chips, bread, pasta, rice, etc.

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The Recipe

Yields 2 Servings

Serving Size: 2 tbsp of spread

1/2 avocado, pitted and diced

1 cup raw spinach

1 – 2 tbsp diced bell pepper

5 cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced or diced

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1/4 – 1/2 tsp of chili powder (optional depending on your spice interest)

1 lemon wedge or 1 tsp lemon juice

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Directions

1. Cook your spinach and bell peppers for a few minutes. I simply steamed them on the stovetop with a saucepan and some water.

2. Place the tomatoes, avocado, and cooked spinach and bell peppers into a bowl. Sprinkle in the spices and the lemon juice. Mix everything together. Continue to mix until the spread becomes the consistency of guacamole.

3. The spread will last only one-two days because the avocado will turn black so I made the spread for 2 servings. 

4. Enjoy on crackers, bread, as salad dressings (cut the tomatoes finer if you want it as a dressing), or even alone!

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