Avocado Cheese Spread

// Indulge in the rich creaminess of Avocado Cheese Spread—a gourmet delight for toast, crackers, or as a dip. Easy, healthy, and satisfying.



Avocado Cheese Spread is a flavorsome, zesty and creamy spread that combines the rich, buttery goodness of avocados with the smooth and tangy flavor of cream cheese and the zestiness of garlic and lemon juice. 

It is a luscious and versatile spread that can be used as a spread for toasts or crackers and can also be served as a dip for veggies, flatbread, or chips of your choice.

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This whipped avocado & cream cheese spread is not only succulent but also a taste sensation. Plus, it is stunningly simple and easy to make.

Made using just 6 ingredients, this tasty spread is a superb addition to your collection of easy & quick recipes.

About Avocado Cheese Spread

This creamy and delectable Avocado Cheese Spread is a divine fusion of creamy avocados and velvety cream cheese. With this simple yet exquisite recipe, you can boost your nourishing breakfast or satisfying snack experiences.

This delicious and exquisite recipe for a whipped avocado cream cheese spread has the creamy, flavorful goodness and nourishment of avocado, tang of cream cheese, with a hint of garlic. A single bite of this spread has everything to tantalize your taste buds.

Whether you want a quick snack, a party appetizer, this easy spread recipe has got you covered with its creamy, flavorful goodness.

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Avocado Delight

This rich, creamy and mouth watering spread is perfect for those who are health-conscious, or those who love eating avocados. Besides eating them on toast, I personally like to make avocado mousse, avocado salad, Avocado Salad, and avocado roti.

Spread it on a toast, a bread slice, make a sandwich or wrap with it, or serve it as a dip for veggies like carrots, cucumbers, radishes, and capsicums. You can also serve it as a dip for your chips, veggies, or pita bread. It is a vegetarian and gluten-free spread that can also be served as a side.

Also, this savory spread is gourmet enough to serve at gatherings or parties.

No matter how you plan to serve it, the creamy, tangy, and flavorful spread always comes out as a winner.

To make this spread, simply add all the ingredients to a food processor or a blender and blend until you get a silky and smooth spread. Spread gracefully in a bowl, and serve it as a spread, side or dip.

Wondering what else can be added to this spread? Feel free to add toppings like roasted walnuts, roasted pistachios, olives, roasted cherry tomatoes, or some crumbles of feta cheese.

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This Avocado Cheese Spread…

  • is creamy and gratifying 

  • is quick and easy to make

  • has a tempting flavor profile

  • is healthy and nutritious

  • is loaded with the creaminess of avocados

  • is easily customizable 

  • is ideal to spread on toast, crackers 

  • can also be served as a dip

  • is prepared without preservatives

  • is perfect for parties & gatherings

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Ingredients

  • Ripe Avocados: Avocados are the key ingredient of this cheese spread recipe. To get a buttery and creamy texture make sure that you are using ripe avocados because they have a mild nutty and rich flavor.

The richness of creamy avocado gives a smooth, velvety and satisfying texture to this spread. To make this spread, you just need to peel and pit your avocados. 

  • Cream Cheese: It is added for tang and creaminess, which goes excellently well with the mild avocado flavor. The smooth consistency of cream cheese also gives this spread a velvety touch.

  • Lemon or Lime Juice: You will need to add a hint of citrus juice for a refreshing citrusy kick. You can use lemon juice or lime juice for this recipe. It not only complements the creamy texture but also enhances the overall brightness of the spread.

Some citrus juice also acts as a natural preservative.

  • Garlic Cloves: Garlic and avocado are best friends. They add a subtle earthy and aromatic touch to this spread without overwhelming the exquisite avocado and cream cheese flavors.

  • Seasoning: I only used essential seasonings like salt and ground pepper. Add them according to taste. These essential seasonings heighten the natural flavors of other ingredients.

You can also add some Italian seasoning, cumin powder, paprika, ground oregano, or even ranch seasoning.

  • Optional Add-ins: I have sprinkled the spread with some red pepper flakes. They add some extra spiciness, in contrast to this spread. Adding red pepper flakes is completely optional here.

Variations

Avocado Goat Cheese Spread

To make this variation, substitute cream cheese with the same amount of goat cheese.

Whipped feta avocado spread

To make this version, you need to swap cream with feta. You can also skip the salt in this recipe. For a Mediterranean flair, you can drizzle the spread with olive and sprinkle it with some crumbled feta.

Avocado and paneer Spread

In this recipe, you need to add some store-bought or homemade paneer cheese.

Green Goddess spread

For making this spread, you need to add fresh cilantro, fresh mint leaves, and green chilies along with other ingredients. Blend everything together and your creamy green goddess spread is ready.

Storage Suggestions

You can store this Avocado Cheese Spread in an airtight container in the refrigerator. To store, brush it with some lemon juice and refrigerate it for up to 4-5 days. The lemon juice stops the oxidation of this spread, and it also helps in keeping it fresh.

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Serving Suggestions

  • As a spread: You can serve it as a spread for toasted bread slices, buns, or tortillas. You can also make a tortilla wrap/roll by topping the spread with fresh vegetables of your choice.

  • As a dip: You can also use it as a dip for fresh vegetables, crackers, breadsticks, pretzel sticks, or tortilla chips.

  • As a side: You can serve it as a side along with some grilled chicken, grilled halloumi, grilled fish, or grilled paneer.

Tips & tricks to make the best Avocado Cheese Spread

  1. Toppings: You can top it with other ingredients like sun-dried tomatoes, olives, roasted pistachios, walnuts, fresh mint, fresh basil, or caramelized onions.

  2. Avocados: For making this spread, you need to use ripe avocados for that creamy texture. So choose the avocados that are ripe, uniform, and have a blackish green color. Press them with the thumb and they should feel slightly soft. But make sure that you do not use the avocados that are overripe or too brown.

  3. Cream cheese: It is one of the main ingredients of this recipe, so opt for high-quality cream cheese. If possible, use softened full-fat cream cheese for the best taste and creaminess. However, if you don’t prefer full-fat cheese then you can also use low-fat cream cheese.

  4. Lemon juice: I have added freshly squeezed lemon juice to give this spread a citrusy touch and flavor. You can adjust the quantity of lemon juice according to your taste preference. If you don’t have lemon juice, then you can also use lime juice in this recipe.

  5. Garlic: I have used fresh garlic cloves in this spread. It infuses this dip with aromatic garlic essence. If you find the garlic flavor too strong then you can also use garlic powder.

  6. Seasoning: Feel free to adjust the seasoning according to your taste. Sea salt tastes best in this spread but you can also use any other salt of your choice.

  7. Blending: For smooth blending, I have used a blender. If you don’t have a blender then you can also use a mortar pestle or even use a fork or potato masher to make this spread. No matter what method you are using, make certain that you mix or blend until you get a smooth consistency.

  8. Other ingredients: You can add other ingredients like red onions, green bell pepper, spring onions, cilantro, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, or parsley. You can also add olive oil or balsamic vinegar.

  9. Cheese variation: You can replace cream cheese with feta, ricotta, paneer, hung curd, or Greek yogurt.

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FAQ

Can I make this spread ahead of time?

Yes, you can surely make this Avocado Cheese Spread in advance. Make it a day or two in advance and store it in the refrigerator in an airtight container. 

Whipping up a batch in advance is an ideal solution for those busy days when you don’t have much time to cook. Whenever you want to serve, simply serve it chilled as a spread for your bread/toast or let it come to room temperature before serving.

Is this spread suitable for a low-carb diet?

Yes, this spread is definitely low carb, so it is a lovely option for those who are looking for a low-carb spread or watching their carb intake.

How to make vegan Avocado Cheese Spread?

To make the vegan version of the spread, you need to replace cream cheese with vegan cream cheese or nut butter.

Can I freeze Avocado Cheese Spread?

Freezing is not recommended for this spread because it will lose its texture and freshness after thawing. However, this spread stays fresh and tastes good for up to 4-5 days in the refrigerator.

How can I enhance the spiciness of the spread?

To add extra heat, you can add some chopped green chilies or diced jalapeños to the blender along with other ingredients. You can also add some smoked paprika to this.

Do you need a food processor to make this spread?

You can make this spread using a food processor, or a blender to get a smooth and creamy texture. You can also use a hand blender for making this spread.

Can I add other cheese to this?

Yes, you can add other cheese like ricotta, feta, tofu, or paneer. You can also add hung curd, Greek yogurt, Turkish yogurt, or sour cream to this spread.


Avocado Cheese Spread (Step-by-step photo instructions)

For making Avocado Cheese Spread

  1. Cut the ripe avocados in half, remove the pits. Peel the garlic cloves and slice lemon.
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  3. Scoop the avocado flesh into a blender. Also, add the garlic cloves to the blender. Sprinkle salt and pepper into the blender, adjusting to your preferred level of seasoning. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into the blender. Next, add the cream cheese. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure everything is well combined.
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  5. Transfer the spread into a serving dish and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with some red pepper flakes. For serving, spread the blended avocado cheese mixture onto the bread slices or buns. Enjoy them like this, or slice the additional avocado for serving. Place slices of fresh avocado on top of the spread for an extra creamy and chunky texture. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the avocado cheese spread for a hint of heat and added color. Add a few drops of lemon juice. Serve the blender avocado cheese spread sandwiches immediately, and enjoy a quick and flavorful snack or meal!
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Avocado Cheese Spread [Recipe]

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Indulge in the rich creaminess of Avocado Cheese Spread—a gourmet delight for toast, crackers, or as a dip. Easy, healthy, and satisfying.
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(Rating: 5 from 4 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
5 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Condiments International 4-5
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
36 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Avocado Cheese Spread
  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 4 tablespoons cream cheese (use dairy-free cream cheese for vegan version)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes for garnishing
  • 1 avocado, sliced (for serving)
  • 2 bread slices or buns (for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS:

For making Avocado Cheese Spread
  1. Cut the ripe avocados in half, remove the pits. Peel the garlic cloves and slice lemon.
  2. Scoop the avocado flesh into a blender. Also, add the garlic cloves to the blender. Sprinkle salt and pepper into the blender, adjusting to your preferred level of seasoning. Squeeze the juice of 1/2 lemon into the blender. Next, add the cream cheese. Blend the ingredients until you achieve a smooth and creamy consistency. You may need to stop and scrape down the sides of the blender to ensure everything is well combined.
  3. Transfer the spread into a serving dish and spread it evenly. Sprinkle with some red pepper flakes. For serving, spread the blended avocado cheese mixture onto the bread slices or buns. Enjoy them like this, or slice the additional avocado for serving. Place slices of fresh avocado on top of the spread for an extra creamy and chunky texture. Sprinkle red pepper flakes over the avocado cheese spread for a hint of heat and added color. Add a few drops of lemon juice. Serve the blender avocado cheese spread sandwiches immediately, and enjoy a quick and flavorful snack or meal!

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NOTES:

  1. For making this spread, you need to use ripe avocados for that creamy texture. So choose the avocados that are ripe, uniform, and have a blackish green color. Press them with the thumb and they should feel slightly soft. But make sure that you do not use the avocados that are overripe or too brown.
  2. It is one of the main ingredients of this recipe, so opt for high-quality cream cheese. If possible, use softened full-fat cream cheese for the best taste and creaminess. However, if you don't prefer full-fat cheese then you can also use low-fat cream cheese.


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