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California Avocado dip is so easy to make and has so many delicious and fresh ingredients! Avocados, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro come together in this irresistible dip! 

A bowl of california avocado dip with tortilla chips and limes laying beside the clear glass bowl.

California Avocado Dip

My hair lady serves a lot of purposes in my life. My personal therapist, my second mother, knows everyone including George Bush (haha true story) and can get me an answer I need, gets me an awesome discount on hair products, she does my hair perfectly every time, and now she is a supplier to awesome recipes. My hair lady {Natalie in case you were wondering and no, not accepting new clients currently} has been doing my hair for about 9 years.

She has watched my life change completely. I have watched all of her kids go to high school and marry. She has been there for the good, the bad, and the ugly. While giving me expert hair lady advice. She has become a close friend to me over the years. So when she gives me a recipe, I know that it is going to be good. This avocado dip recipe was learned from a restaurant in California. I especially loved the chunkiness of this dip and the flavor. The avocados {word on the street is the best ones are at Costco} were perfectly ripe and I loved combining fresh ingredients to get one delicious dip! I feel like this is a must at any party or get together, and it is so delicious! Natalie, I will take your advice and recipes any day!

A close up photo of the california avocado dip with a wooden spoon in the mixture and a lime laying beside the bowl.

How do you make Avocado Dip?

You start by chopping ripe avocados, Roma tomatoes, a red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro. You toss the ingredients together and some lemon juice, salt, pepper and you are good to go!

What are avocados good for?

  • They are incredibly nutritious and contain more potassium than bananas.
  • They are loaded with Heart-Healthy Monounsaturated Fatty Acids.
  • They are high in fiber.
  • Eating Avocados Can Lower Cholesterol and Triglyceride Levels.

Why is this called California Avocado Dip?

It was inspired by a Californian restaurant. Avocados and tomatoes are a popular flavor combination in California.

I know that you guys are going to love this dip. It will be a hit wherever you go and is so simple to make. It is full of so many fresh and delicious ingredients that everyone won’t be able to get enough of!

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California Avocado Dip

5 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
California Avocado dip is so easy to make and has so many delicious and fresh ingredients! Avocados, tomatoes, red onion, jalapeno, and cilantro come together in this irresistible dip!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings



  • Start by peeling the skin and removing the pit of the avocado. You can use a potato masher to make your avocados chunky. You can also just slice them into small cubes but you don't want them to be too mashed up.
  • Dice the roma tomato, and onion into small chunks. Place the onion in water to take some of the bite out. Add them to the diced avocado. Add the jalepeno to taste. Mix together.
  • Add the lemon juice, cilantro, and salt to taste. You can add more of the ingredients to your taste and liking.
  • Serve with chips and enjoy!


Calories: 166kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 8mgPotassium: 536mgFiber: 7gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 319IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 14mgIron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Welcome to my kitchen! I am Alyssa Rivers and the food blogger behind The Recipe Critic. The blog launched in 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family. Each recipe is tried and true, family-tested and approved.

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  2. I love avocados! This looks really good and my husband would love the addition of Jalapenos.Thanks, Alyssa!