Anyone can enjoy this spicy avocado spread recipe recommended by the dieticians in the Froedtert & MCW Bariatric Surgery Program. It is rich in flavor and healthy fats that should be included in our eating choices. It's easy to make and versatile; use it as a dip for vegetables, a topping for chicken or a healthy sandwich spread. 

Spicy Avocado Spread


1 ripe, medium-sized avocado
2/3 cup white or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
2 generous sprigs of cilantro
1 ½ tablespoons fresh lime juice (1-2 limes)
½ green jalapeño, seeds removed and chopped
½ teaspoon green Tabasco sauce
¼ teaspoon salt


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
  2. Dip vegetables into spread or use as a topping on chicken

Calories: 85
Fat: 5 grams
Protein: 2 grams
Carbohydrate: 8 grams
Fiber: 4 grams
Sodium: 105 mg
Sugar: minimal

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