Mexican Avocado Cotija Dip It’s guacamole, but kicked up a couple notches, making it an impressive and fancy dip that’s perfect for entertaining.
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This Mexican Avocado Cotija Dip is so good! A nice salty, but not overpowering, flavor from the Cotija cheese, balancing the creamy avocado.
It’s guacamole, but kicked up a couple notches, making it an impressive and fancy dip that’s perfect for entertaining.
This dip was inspired by a conversation with a friend of mine. He told me how he loved a dip I shared on Facebook that was made with Feta and avocado. We decided that I needed to come up with my own version.
And, as I developed a recipe based on what we talked about, I realized that I could make two versions of the same idea.
One with Mexican flavors like Cotija and cilantro, and the other with Mediterranean avocado Feta dip. So, I’ll be bringing you a Mediterranean dip soon!
Looking for more great Mexican flavors?
Check out these recipes for Traditional salsa, Chilaquiles, Southwestern Pot Pie, and all my Mexican food recipes.
When I went to buy the Cotija cheese, a crumbly, dry, salty, Mexican cow’s milk cheese, similar to Feta, my husband noticed that it was spelled differently than we thought. I did a little research, and turns out, “cojita” is incorrect.
It should be “cotija. Apparently “cojita” means “small female cripple”. OH! Well, I learned something as well as making a tasty dip!
Serve this Mexican Avocado Cotija Dip with chips, pita chips, veggies, or crackers. I also plan on topping tacos with it. And, I think it’ll be great as a sandwich spread.
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Mexican Avocado Cotija Dip
- Place the Cotija, cilantro, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in the bowl of a food processor or in a blender. Blend until well combined and all chunks are small. Add the avocado, and pulse until smooth (some small chunks of avocado are fine). Place avocado mixture in a bowl, and gently stir in chopped red onion and half of the chopped tomato (reserving the remainder for garnishing).
- Place dip in a bowl, garnishing with remaining chopped tomato, additional cotija, and cilantro leaves if desired. Serve with tortilla chips, pita, veggies, or crackers.
Nutritional information is based on third-party calculations, and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary based on brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes, and more.
Ops, good you researched the name. Love the look of your avocado dip. It’s smooth but has some texture. I think I would like it with taco chips. 🙂
Oh man you had me to cotija, I love that cheese.
This would be a great taco topping, I’m so sad avocados give me tummy ache! I love your idea for a mediterranean variant though.
This Mexican Avocado Cotiji to do on my list now, thanks for sharing this recipe.
Perfect timing, in fact we finally have 4 avocados maturing in our tree. I love this recipe as I love to put cheese everywhere. I will definitely give it a try
Love the idea, but seemed like it desperately needed an acid. Added lime juice to wake it up.