Avocado Dip Recipe Plus Blendtec Giveaway!

I told you a Blendtec giveaway was coming, and HERE IT IS! But first off, I want to share with you my latest recipe using this baby!

I got some Wholly Salsa the other day because I was craving tomato salsa, and I was soooo disappointed to realize they had changed the formulation! Their mild salsa used to be my favorite, but now it seems they only have one tomato salsa option, and it is more on the medium side, just a bit too spicy for me! So I dug through my recipe file and down a recipe my sister-in-law gave me a while ago, and tweaked it a bit to make some avocado dip! I had found avocados at my grocery outlet for $0.13 each (yes you DID read that correctly, they were 8/$1!!!!) and of course I had to grab 2, even though I had currently had no plans for them, so I had them in my refrigerator drawer, just waiting to be used!

I also had half a container of sour cream that was on its last legs, and this salsa that I suddenly wasn’t as much a fan of as I thought I would be. Here’s what my recipe looked like:

1) Combine the following in the Blendtec:

  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitting, and cut into chunks
  • 1 cup tomato salsa
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

2) Blend! I used about a medium setting for about 10 seconds. We are not big “chunk” fans in this household, especially when it comes to anything fruit or vegetable-ish. By “we” I mean the hubby. And I thought maybe it would be more likely to be enjoyed by all if it was nice and smooth! He’s still not a huge fan, but the kiddos and I LOOOOVE it!

3) Enjoy with chips, crackers, or whatever. The flavor is wonderful!

As with all recipes, make sure your ingredients are gluten-free and meet your family’s dietary needs!

Now for the giveaway! Blendtec is giving away, to one lucky reader, a NEW Blendtec Designer Series Wildside! Yes, I’m serious! Here are the instructions if you want to enter:

1) Follow Blendtec on Facebook OR Twitter.

2) Go to Blendtec.com’s Recipe Page and pick a recipe you would try, if you had a Blendtec of your own! Then come back and leave a comment on THIS POST telling me what it is!

3) Fill out the form below (First Name and Last Initial, plus valid email address to contact the winner). Please make sure to read the Disclosure and Rules of Entry below BEFORE entering.

Disclosure/Rules of Entry:  Blendtec sent me a Blendtec Designer Series Wildside free of charge in order to give an accurate review of their product. All opinions in this post are mine and those of my family. You can read my full Disclosure Policy here. The giveaway will end on Wednesday, 10/17/12 at 9 p.m. EDT. Valid for U.S. addresses only. One entry per household. Duplicate entries will be deleted. Must be 18 or older to enter.  Winner will be chosen via Randomizer.org and contacted via email provided. If winner does not respond to email within 48 hours, an alternate winner will be chosen. Please add glutenfreelyfrugal@gmaildotcom to your address book to avoid your award email being sent to your spam folder. Void where prohibited.

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  1. Melanie M. says:

    I would love to try the almond butter recipe if I had this blender.

    • Wow! How do you choose!? I lastly saw the “BUTTER”! That made the top of my list. So many wonderful things to do, I can’t wait to own one! I have hot peppers now and thought maybe I could use one to make a hot sauce! Anyone have suggestions.

  2. Mmmmmm…I see Butternut Squash Soup in my Blendtec future!

  3. BERRY RED SMOOTHIE – Sounds good for the mornings on the go

  4. I’d try the Berry Banana Blast smoothie or Berry Red smoothie – yum!

  5. I am so ready to try the ROASTY RED ENCHILADA SAUCE like now! My blender is … well, sub par to say the least, but I bookmarked the recipes page just in case.

    We just had to go dairy, egg, nut and wheat/gluten free due to allergies, so your site has been very helpful in calming my overwhelmed-mommy-ness. Thank you for that!!!

  6. Colleen M. says:

    Since step #1 says to follow on facebook or twitter does that mean that I cannot enter if I don’t have a facebook or twitter account?

  7. I would make the flours, because this is the time of year I love to bake all kinds of goodies for family and friends!

  8. Chinese Chill coffee looks like a great new way to get some caffeine in, especially for the summer!

  9. I would try their guacamole recipe!

  10. I would make my own Almond Butter using the recipe from the website if I had my own Blendtec blender. It’s my favorite spread and I go through tons of the store bought kind.

  11. Definitely the berry red smoothie…yum!

  12. I’d totally make the Quinoa Ginger cookies…with gluten free flour of course! But first I’d have to try your recipe for avocado dip…though I think I might do that in my Ninja tonight. :)

  13. Annette K. says:

    Okay, tmi, but I only heard about Blendtec a few months ago. I have desired one since then. I got very excited looking at the recipes. It was difficult to choose, but I think I would try the coconut milk first.

  14. I would love to win the Blendtec and use it to make the Gluten-Free Egg Bread!

  15. Chrisha D. says:

    I’d love to try the GF Egg Bread recipe. I’ve been GF for nearly 3 years now and I still miss good bread – that doesn’t take me hours to make!! :)

  16. I would absolutely try the Potato Spinach cakes recipe if I had a Blendtec!

  17. I would love to be able to make the almond butter recipe.

  18. Only pick out ONE recipe?!? If only I could count the ways I would use my new Blendtec…coconut butter, nut butters, smoothies, avocado chocolate pudding…

    I would like to make the Berry Infused Buttercream Waffles…gluten free, of course!

  19. Venessa F. says:

    I follow Blendtec on Facebook

  20. Venessa F. says:

    The recipe that I like from the Blendtec website is the Asian Orange Ginger Dressing. I would love to try that out in a beautiful new Blendtec! Thank you for this giveaway!

  21. If I were to win the NEW Blendtec Designer Series Wildside blender, the recipe I would try first would be the Aloe Cucumber Freshener. I have no thyroid and my skin is very dry and needs some hydrating. Thank you for this opportunity!

  22. We would so try the berry banana blast! My kids love to make smoothies – we have them for breakfast several times a week. We burn up a blender or two each year on them. It would be great to have the Blendtec and be able to make smoothies with a blender that would last!

  23. shannon d says:

    I followed Blendtec

  24. shannon d says:

    I would try the almond butter…

  25. I would love to try the chicken nugget treats for my dog!

  26. The hummus recipe looks good…I love some hummus with g-free crackers!!

  27. Jessica B says:


  28. Jessica D says:

    I would love to try the butternut squash soup recipe! Though I would love to attempt my own nut butters when I get the go ahead for certain nuts in the future :)

  29. Linda Sidowski says:

    I would like to try the Savory Appetizer Cheesecake Dip! Yum!!

  30. The Fudgesicle Frosty sounds delicious.

  31. Stefanie Gladden says:

    I’d love to try the Berry Infused Buttercream Waffles

  32. I’ve been wanting to make hummus… theirs looks wonderful!

  33. I would definitely love to try “GARDEN CASHEW CREAM” if i had a Blendtec because my family is Vegan and we have a Gluten Free diet. I cook everything we eat from scratch to be sure we are eating the right stuff. So a Blendtec would be very helpful to have in our kitchen :)

  34. I would try the brown rice burgers.

  35. I’d start with almond butter than a smoothie

  36. The berry red smoothie looks great!

  37. Jodi Slusser-Milton says:

    Due to upcoming throat surgery I am going to try Chocolate Cherry Berry Smoothie and the Fudgesicle Frosty!!!!!!

  38. The strawberry ginger smoothie looks simple and unique. Fun giveaway!

  39. The gluten free recipes look great – especially the gluten free baking mix!

  40. Michelle B says:

    I would try the butternut squash soup.

  41. julie wyatt says:

    Roasted Tomato soup!! mmmmmmmmmmmm!!

  42. julie wyatt says:

    Tomato basil soup!

  43. I’d like to try GREEN PINEAPPLE PARADISE

  44. The whole wheat spinach pasta looks amazing!!!! I would love to have a Blendtec!

  45. Anne Young says:

    I would love to try the Curried Cauliflower Soup. Cauliflower is so much better blended than it is whole!

  46. The Hummus recipe sounds good!

  47. Sharon S. says:

    I would love to try the Tomato Basil Soup.

  48. Yum… I’d love to try the Banana Soft Serve!! How ingenious!

  49. I want to try that gluten free flour mix you grind yourself with the blender (it , but want to try others too just no time before get ready for work.

  50. Wanting to try homemade Butternut Squash Soup this cool fall day!!

  51. Almond butter!!! then curried califlower soup, then garden cashew cream, then banana soft serve. . . they all sound so good!! It would be so much fun to try different recipes!!

  52. I think the Curried Apricot sauce recipe would be great on grilled chicken or shredded pork! I would leave out the mayo though and use it more as a glaze =) Would love to have a Blendtec to whip this up & much much more!!

  53. Smoothies- they are my favorite and I am corious how a blend tech would make one taste over a regular blender.

  54. I would love to make some gluten free four mixes. Fun to watch turn to dust!

  55. I like Blendtec on FB and Twitter.

  56. I would like to try my hand at making the almond butter recipe.

  57. I would love to try the GF Egg Bread recipe. it is hard to find good GF breads.

  58. Would definitely try green smoothies, like the Peahes and Cream Green!


  59. Amy Brandt says:

    I’d make that Classic Cheesecake… but of course I’d make it gf. Cheesecake is awesome.

  60. I would make any recipe to get away from gluten, dairy and peanuts…have an intolerance to all three. But that almond butter looks so good, would have to do that one!

  61. We are smoothie fans, and unfortunately our last blender gave out on us. I would love to win this! The Berry Red smoothie sounds yummy!

  62. I love smoothies. And all the info I have heard about people drinking green smoothies talk about how much better they begin to feel. I want one of these blenders so bad.

    Green Pineapple Paradise!

  63. The tortilla soup recipe looks yum! I’ve been looking for a good soup recipe since its getting colder outside.

  64. I want to try the augua fresca de sandia. Yummy and refreshing.

  65. I would totally make whole wheat spinach pasta!

  66. I follow Blendtec on Twitter and Facebook.
    I would make their Mocha Frappe recipe.

  67. I would love to try the tortilla soup! We have been dying to get a Blendtec but just can’t afford it right now. Would love to win one!

  68. Jennifer C says:

    I love salsa, so I would love to try the Easy Salsa recipe. Thanks!

  69. susan candland says:

    i follwo blendtec on facebook

  70. Heather K Miller says:

    I want to make their cocoa crepes!

  71. I’d love to make the beef marinade!

  72. Colleen M. says:

    I would like to try and make the tortilla soup!!!

  73. Almond Butter

  74. Katrina R says:

    I would love to try the Caesar dressing

  75. There are so many yummy recipes to choose from!! The almond butter looks amazing, so I would definitely be making that one!

  76. Oh my gosh, there are just so many recipes to choose from. I would love to try making almond butter.
    And for dessert, I’ll try a fudgesicle frosty.
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

  77. I would make the Sweet Potato Bisque

  78. I would love to try the Apricot Sherbet, it sounds so simple and delicious.

  79. the pineapple green suprise smoothie

  80. The almond butter looks soooo yummy! would love to make some good home-made stuff!

  81. Sweet Potato Bisque…

  82. I would love a blendtec! The “Peaches and Cream Green” smoothie sounds like it would be a delicious, healthy breakfast or snack.

  83. I would love to try the Mocha Frappe!

  84. teri pastorino says:

    oh the things i would make……i think nut butters to start!

  85. teri pastorino says:

    i follow blendtec on both facebook and twitter

  86. I would LOVE to be able to try the Sweet Potato Bisque soup!

  87. I need to be juicing! Doctors orders. My blender died recently and I’ve been dragging my feet about investing a really good blender/juicer. It’s hard to say what I would start with, but probably the Total Juice!

  88. I would make the peaches and cream green smoothie. Sounds yummy!

  89. I would try the Sweet Potato Bisque.. Also some of the soup recipes

  90. I would try the PEACHES AND CREAM GREEN smoothie! It sounds amazing.

  91. I would make the Raw Red Pepper Hummus!


  93. Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

  94. Alicia Sparks says:

    The berry waffles look amazing! Yummy with whipped cream!

  95. Anne-Marie Cain says:

    I would make the almond butter….YUM!

  96. I’d like to try the gluten-free chocolate chip cookies.

  97. Would love to make my own almond butter.

  98. Wow, that looks so yummy! I would be thrilled to win, I’ve had my eye on this awesome blender for awhile now. I follow Blendtec on Twitter (roomofmyown) and on FB (Amber H). I’d love to try the Sundried Tomato Hummus recipe! (http://www.blendtec.com/recipes/sundried_tomato_hummus) Thanks so much!

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