Parsley Avocado Spread | Perfect Condiment

This easy parsley avocado spread is packed with protein, healthy fats, and vibrant flavors. Use it as a salad dressing, veggie dip, or condiment for sandwiches – the options are endless!

Closer view of the avocado spread in a jar with some lemons and herb in the background

When I look at this lovely simple avocado spread and think ‘green yummy goodness’. It is so versatile and can be used in so many ways. One of my favorites is as a sandwich spread and just imagine how delicious it is then topped with slices of tomatoes.

Christopher loves how it tastes dolloped on his salad.

I also love to use it as an avocado dip. It goes well with vegetable sticks, a variety of chips: potato, corn, and both pita chips and bread.

What makes this an awesome spread

  • It takes 5 minutes or less to make and has only 6 ingredients if you count the salt.
  • As it sits in the fridge, it thickens up, which makes it spread easily over bread and toast.
  • If you have any leftovers, store it in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks. It may change colors a little with some oxidation but give it a brisk stir.
  • One avocado goes a long way with the addition of the other ingredients, which means you can enjoy it more days.

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Helpful tips

  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender instead.
  • I get my avocado oil at Trader Joe’s but if you can’t find the oil, you can substitute extra-virgin olive oil for it.
  • There was no need to mash avocados, you only have to cut up the avocado as the food processor will do all the work.
  • I always strip the parsley leaves off the stems because they add a strong flavor that I believe isn’t appropriate for this spread.
  • Use Greek yogurt (plain) as it gives the spread more substance than thinner, traditional yogurt.
  • Want to add some spice to your creamy avocado spread? Add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a few shakes of chipotle powder.
  • Wash your lemon before juicing as you don’t want any residual pesticides in your spread. Here is my preferred way: Run the lemon under cool water and take this vegetable/fruit cloth and rub the skin with the coarse side. Rinse it off and it’s fine to juice now.
  • If you don’t have this cloth, you can squirt some natural, unscented hand soap (I get mine at Whole Foods) and rub the skin of the fruit. Take a vegetable brush and scrub the skin. Rinse thoroughly before juicing.

How to wash parsley

  • Fill a big bowl halfway with cold water.
  • Take the bunch of parsley by the stems and dunk them in the water.
  • Swish and swirl the parsley and if there is any sand/dirt, it will fall to the bottom of the bowl. Repeat a couple of times with fresh water.
  • Lay the parsley on a paper towel and pat the plant with another paper towel to dry off the leaves.

How to make parsley avocado spread

Pre-step

Get out your food processor and citrus squeezer or citrus reamer.

Step two

Gather the ingredients – washed parsley, Greek yogurt, and avocado oil.

Parsley, yogurt and avocado oil on a yelllowish table

Step three

Next, get out your ripe avocado, lemon, and cut both fruits in half.

Avocado and lemons cut on a wooden board along with a citrus squeezer on the table

Step four

Strip the parsley leaves off the stems and place them in the food processor. Discard the stems.

Step five

Take the avocado in your hand and take out the avocado pit. Here’s how I do it: I take a chef’s knife and carefully hit the pit with the knife edge. It should stick into the pit, twist and it comes out clean.

Cut the avocado in chunks, scoop the flesh out of the skin with a kitchen tablespoon, and add to the food processor.

Step six

Use a hand citrus squeezer to extract the fresh lemon juice out of half of a lemon directly into the processor.

Step seven

Add avocado oil, yogurt, garlic, and sea salt.

Food processor filled with all the ingredients for the spread

Step eight

Lock the lid in place and process the mixture on high for 1 minute. Open lid and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Lock the lid again and process for another minute.

Transfer the avocado spread to a jar.

Jar filled with the avocado spread with lemons and parsley in the background

I hope you enjoy this avocado spread recipe.

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5 Minute Parsley Avocado Spread

This easy parsley avocado spread is packed with protein, healthy fats, and vibrant flavors. Use it as a salad dressing, veggie dip, or condiment for sandwiches – the options are endless! 
5 from 15 votes
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Course: Spread
Cuisine: American
Keyword: 5 minute spread, avocado spread, parsley avocado bread
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 40 tablespoons
Calories: 32kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups parsley (washed and loosely packed)
  • .50 cup greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado (halved, sliced, and scooped out)
  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • .25 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (about 1/2 of a lemon)
  • 2 cloves garlic (crushed)

Instructions

  • Add the parsley, yogurt, avocado oil, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to a food processor.
    2 cups parsley, .50 cup greek yogurt, 1 avocado, 1 cup avocado oil, .25 teaspoon sea salt, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, 2 cloves garlic
  • Turn on high for one minute.
  • Open the cover and scrape down the sides with a spatula. Cover and process for another minute or until creamy.
  • Dollop on a salad, on bread or just eat by the spoonful.
  • Eat
  • Enjoy
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Notes

Helpful tips
  • If you don’t have a food processor, you can use a blender instead.
  • I get my avocado oil at Trader Joe’s but if you can’t find the oil, you can substitute extra-virgin olive oil for it.
  • There was no need to mash avocados, you only have to cut up the avocado as the food processor will do all the work.
  • I always strip the parsley leaves off the stems because they add a strong flavor that I believe isn’t appropriate for this spread.
  • Use Greek yogurt (plain) as it gives the spread more substance than thinner, traditional yogurt.
  • Want to add some spice to your creamy avocado spread? Add a teaspoon of red pepper flakes or a few shakes of chipotle powder.
  • Wash your lemon before juicing as you don’t want any residual pesticides in your spread. Here is my preferred way: Run the lemon under cool water and take this vegetable/fruit cloth and rub the skin with the coarse side. Rinse it off and it’s fine to juice now.
  • If you don’t have this cloth, you can squirt some natural, unscented hand soap (I get mine at Whole Foods) and rub the skin of the fruit. Take a vegetable brush and scrub the skin. Rinse thoroughly before juicing.
How to wash Parsley:
  • Fill a big bowl halfway with cold water.
  • Take the bunch of parsley by the stems and dunk them in the water.
  • Swish and swirl the parsley and if there is any sand/dirt, it will fall to the bottom of the bowl. Repeat a couple of times with fresh water.
  • Lay the parsley on a paper towel and pat the plant with another paper towel to dry off the leaves.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 17mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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Previously published in November 2015.

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38 Comments

  1. We can see countless ways of using this amazing spread! We have a big planter in our backyard with Italian flat leaf parsley, so we’re good to go πŸ™‚ .

  2. I do love avocado. This is such a pretty green colour. What a great recipe to use once my herb garden starts growing… a perfect place to use fresh herbs.

  3. This is such a great homemade condiment! Perfect for burgers or steak. Can’t wait to make this right at home.

  4. Oh My Goodness, Yum! I’m so glad I came across this recipe. It’s definitely a new favourite! I only wish I’d discovered it sooner!

  5. I love how creamy this looks! I can think of a lot of things I would put this one! And the parsley, great call! Can’t wait to try it!

  6. Yum!! This spread looks so fresh, delicious and easy to create. I can’t wait to make it for paninis or chicken salad!

  7. What a simple and delicious recipe Elaine! I often have leftover avocado in my fridge, and this is a great way of using it and nice alternative to guacamole! I can see this being a perfect dip too!

    1. Thanks Anna. I served it to go with burgers recently and my niece kept dipping her chips into it. πŸ™‚ There are so many ways to use this spread for sure!

  8. This looks like it can be addicting. I will be spreading it on everything and using it as a dip! I love that its easy to make and with common ingredients!

  9. I love that this keeps for so long in the fridge! What a versatile spread, I bet it’s great on sandwiches and as a dip! Going to whip up a batch next week!

  10. I love this article! So helpful! I’m glad you touched on how to properly wash parsley…I literally just rinse it under the sink! LOL! SEriously – recipe looks amazing and I love the detail and helpful tips. Such a great post!!

  11. This spread sounds pretty fantastic! I love parsley, but haven’t used it in a spread before. I can’t wait to try it!

  12. I love all things avocado so this spread sounds great to me. I definitely need to try it on sandwiches and with quesadillas!

    1. It’s fabulous on quesadillas, Kathryn. Though my new favorite way to use it is spread on a portobello mushroom burger. Yum.

  13. Oh my goodness, this is PERFECT! I planted parsley on my patio this year, and now I have more than I know what to do with. I’ll definitely be making this!

    1. I need to have a parsley and basil garden. I have a black thumb though. Maybe this year. Thanks for your comment Claire!

  14. This screams summer all the way and I would love to have this spread all the time in my fridge. I could spread it, drizzle it on salads and grilled meat and eat it with almost everything. Delicious stuff!

  15. I love allll spreads with avocado!! I just had avocado hummus and it was life changing! I am sure this is the same. Bookmarked!