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Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

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.

Veggie Sticks with Avocado-Lime Dip

Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Dan Becker
 1/2 pound green beans, ends trimmed
 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
Step 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

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

Step 3

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

Step 4

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Makes 1 cup; 6 servings

Amount Per Serving
Calories 113Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7.4g12%

Saturated Fat 1g2%
Cholesterol 0.4mg1%
Sodium 179mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%

Dietary Fiber 6.1g3%
Protein 2.7g6%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.