Warm avocado and spinach dip recipe

avacado Jan 2, 2022

  • Serves 4 as a side
  • 10 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 377 calories / serving


  • 220g pack baby spinach
  • 2 avocados, halved, stoned and peeled
  • 1 large garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 red chilli, deseeded, ½ finely chopped, ½ sliced
  • 100g 50% less fat soft cheese
  • 30g grated pecorino
  • 4 pitta breads, toasted


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Place the spinach in a colander in the sink and pour boiling water over it. Set aside for 1-2 minutes to wilt, then squeeze out as much moisture as possible with the back of a spoon.
  2. Blitz half of the avocado, garlic, and lemon juice in a food processor to a rough paste. Chop the remaining avocado and combine it with the chopped chilli, soft cheese, and 20g pecorino romano cheese in a mixing bowl; season.
  3. Sprinkle the remaining pecorino over the top and transfer to a 15cm baking dish or ovenproof frying pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until brown and bubbling, before scattering the sliced chilies on top. Dip the pita bread into the sauce.


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