Avocado Spread

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This smooth and creamy avocado spread is gorgeous as a dip, piled high on toast, or even eaten by a spoonful. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this is a fresh recipe that you can whip up in minutes!

Love this? Try this Easy Hummus Recipe and this Edamame Hummus.

Why You’ll Love It

If you want to boost your intake of healthy fats, then this dreamy avocado spread is going to be a lifesaver.

It’s made with a handful of healthy and wholesome ingredients and gets an amazing boost from fresh herbs!

And it’s ready in minutes!

I love to spread it on toast as a quick breakfast or as a healthy snack. It makes an interesting change from hummus or guacamole.

Which brings me to…

Is avocado spread the same as guacamole?

Although avocado spread and guacamole may look similar, they are not the same thing. 

Guacamole is usually made with onions, tomatoes, maybe some jalapeños and cilantro. 

Avocado spread is much simpler. It’s closer to mashed avocado, but since I love to whip mine in a food processor, it gets an airy, light texture that works like a dream to spread on toast or as a dip.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Avocados: The main ingredient is loaded with healthy fat, potassium, folate, and fiber! Plus, it’s super tasty and gives this spread its creamy consistency.
  • Lemon juice: Use freshly squeezed lemon juice if you can, as it tastes much better than the squeezed ones you buy. It also stops the avocados from browning as quickly and gives the dip a hint of acidity.
  • Garlic clove: Fresh garlic cloves add an immense savory flavor and an amazing scent. Just remember to remove the core, as it’s tough to digest!
  • Fresh herbs: Flat-leaf parsley is a delicious option, but you can also use cilantro or mint to add a hint of freshness!
  • Extra virgin olive oil
Ingredients for avocado spread, including avocados, salt, pepper, garlic, and lemon.

How to Make Avocado Spread

Step-by-step overview. Full ingredients and instructions are in the recipe card below.

Prepare the avocadoes: Cut your avocados in half and remove the pit. Then, use a scoop to scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl of a food processor (photo 1)

Add all ingredients: Then Place everything else into the food processor, including the lemon juice, salt, pepper, and olive oil (photo 2).

Get blitzing: Pulse the ingredients until the spread reaches your desired consistency. You might want bits of avocado chunkiness or a completely smooth blend (photo 3).

Tip: If you don’t have a food processor (or don’t want to use it!), just use a fork to mash up your avocado! You can then stir everything else together to get a good blend going.

Serve and enjoy: Place in a serving dish. Try to eat this immediately if you can, but it also stores decently in an airtight container in the fridge (see notes below on how to store it) (photo 4). You can also sprinkle it with chili flakes and fresh herbs.

Serving Suggestions

  • For a healthy breakfast, it is fabulous on toast with a poached egg, chopped tomatoes, or even crispy roasted chickpeas!
  • As an appetizer, slathered on healthy oatcakes or some crusty bread. You can also grab a few crudites (think carrots, celery, and other crunchy veggies!) and dip them in.
  • It also tastes delicious on a sandwich or wrap as a base for a healthy lunch.
  • Perfect as a snack on a rice cake or dipped in pita bread, tortilla chips, or polenta fries.
Single slice of bread on a cutting board, generously spread with avocado spread and garnished with sesame seeds, fresh herbs, and chili flakes.

How to Store

It’s no secret that avocados can go from unripe to overripe in the blink of an eye. So, you’ll need to act quickly to prevent your avocado spread from oxidizing.

  • Transfer your spread to an airtight container to minimize air exposure.
  • Option 1 – plastic wrap: Add a few extra drops of lemon juice to the top layer and press a piece of plastic wrap right on top. Touching the spread will create a seal to stop any air from getting through.
  • Option 2- oil: If you don’t want to use plastic wrap (as it’s not exactly environmentally friendly), you can also use olive oil. A thin layer of oil over the top will act as a barrier to keep oxygen out and your spread super-green!

Keep it in the fridge, but even with these storage methods, you should eat the avocado spread within 1-2 days.


Is avocado spread a healthier choice than butter or mayo?

Although no food is bad, this avocado spread contains only healthy fats, plenty of nutrients, and fiber, making it a really balanced choice compared to your regular mayo or butter. 

Can I swap lime juice for lemon juice in the recipe?

Absolutely, lime juice is a good alternative to lemon juice. It provides a unique tangy flavor that pairs well with avocado.

Is this spread good as a dip?

Yes! This spread works great as a dip with veggies, chips, or even bread. For a thinner consistency, just add a little more lemon juice or a splash of olive oil.

If you try this avocado spread recipe, please leave a comment and a rating and let me know how much you liked it!

Avocado Spread

This smooth and creamy avocado spread is gorgeous as a dip, piled high on toast, or even eaten by the spoonful. Made with just a few simple ingredients, this is a fresh recipe that you can whip up in minutes!
Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Spread
Cuisine: Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 226kcal
Author: Sara Trezzi


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice - to taste
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove - minced if you are using a fork to mash
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt - more to taste
  • black pepper - or chili flakes for some heat
  • fresh herbs - for toppings


  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the avocado flesh into a bowl.
  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor: avocado, lemon juice, salt, olive oil and black pepper.
  • Pulse until you reach the desired consistency. Some people like it chunky, while others prefer it smooth. You can also use a fork to mash the avocado until it reaches your desired consistency (note 1).
  • Give the spread a taste and adjust the seasoning as necessary. You may want to add more lemon juice or salt.
  • Use the avocado spread immediately or store it in an airtight container in the fridge (see notes below).


Note 1 – Use a fork: If you don’t have a food processor or are too lazy to use it, you can simply use a fork to mash the avocado. Then, add the other ingredients and give it a good stir to blend all the flavors.
How to store: Avocado spread tends to brown quickly due to oxidation.
To store it:
  • Option 1: Add a few drops of lemon juice on the top layer and press a piece of plastic wrap directly onto the surface of the spread, making sure there are no air bubbles.
  • Option 2: Instead of plastic wrap, pour a thin layer of olive oil over the top. 
Store in the fridge but eat it within 1-2 days.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate per serving.


Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Sugar: 1g

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