Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
YieldsMakes 1 cup; 6 servings
Time: 30 minutes. Here's a healthy party snack to mix in with the rich ones for your calorie-conscious guests.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

In a 2- to 3-qt. pan over high heat, bring about 1 qt. water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender to the bite, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain and immerse immediately in ice water until cool, about 2 minutes; drain again.

Step 2
2

In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, yogurt, lime juice, mint (if using), garlic, and salt; whirl until very smooth.

Step 3
3

Spoon dip into a bowl and serve with green beans and jicama sticks.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Ingredients

 1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
  Ice
 1 firm-ripe avocado (10 oz.), pitted and peeled
 1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
 1 tablespoon loosely packed fresh mint leaves, rinsed (optional)
 1 garlic clove, peeled
 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
 1/2 pound jicama, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch-thick sticks

Directions

Step 1
1

In a 2- to 3-qt. pan over high heat, bring about 1 qt. water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender to the bite, 3 to 6 minutes. Drain and immerse immediately in ice water until cool, about 2 minutes; drain again.

Step 2
2

In a blender or food processor, combine avocado, yogurt, lime juice, mint (if using), garlic, and salt; whirl until very smooth.

Step 3
3

Spoon dip into a bowl and serve with green beans and jicama sticks.

Step 4
4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip