Avocado Dip

Indulge in the divine blend of creaminess and freshness with Creamy Avocado Dip! This culinary delight is a medley of buttery avocados, tangy sour cream, and crispy bacon creating a delicious dip that’s perfect for chips, veggies, or as a delightful spread. You can make the best avocado dip with a symphony of flavors that will surprise and satisfy your taste buds.

A bowl of avocado dip and tortilla chips on a platter.

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Sour Cream Avocado Dip

Everyone loves guacamole, but sometimes you want something a little bit different, and this sour cream avocado dip fills the bill. It tastes super, and you can’t buy it in stores. This avocado dip recipe is made very simply – avocados, sour cream, bacon, lemon juice, and a hint of onion. 

Why You Should Try This Recipe for Avocado Dip

This avocado dip recipe gives you a great dip if you are on a low-carb or keto diet. Even if you are not following any particular diet, this sour cream avocado dip is a great change from guacamole!

This avocado bacon dip has everything that makes a delicious dip – all you need are chips!

It’s so easy to make and you don’t need a food processor. Just mash the avocado with a fork or potato masher and mix in the rest of the ingredients.

Ingredients for Avocado Dip

Here is a quick list of the ingredients you need to make this creamy avocado dip:

  • Avocados
  • Sour cream
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Lemon juice
  • Salt
Avocado dip ingredients on a tray.

Ingredient Additions and Substitutions

  • Add a teaspoon or two of chopped garlic.
  • Substitute lemon juice with lime juice.
  • Substitute sour cream with Greek yogurt.

Tips for Finding Ripe Avocados

We’ve all been there. We arrive home from the store eager to use our delicious avocados, only to find that we have fruits that aren’t yet ripe, or we’ve got about thirty seconds to use them before they go bad! So, here are some tips for finding perfectly ripe avocados:

  • Texture: An avocado should give just a little bit when you push into it. If it pushes in a lot, it’s too ripe; if there’s no give to speak of, it’s not yet ready for its big debut.
  • Color: A just green avocado is not yet ready for eating, while a very dark one is likely past its prime. Look for an avocado that is right in that sweet spot – dark green while not yet brown.
  • Timing: This is something you have control over. We all bought things at the store with the intent of using them that evening. However, then we fall asleep on the couch – too tired to cook what we planned. However, if you buy a perfectly ripe avocado, be sure to use it within two days.

How to Ripen an Avocado in the Microwave

Here’s a trick for an avocado that you want to use but is under-ripe.

  1. Place the avocado in the microwave and cook for 30 seconds on a 50% setting.
  2. Remove the avocado from the microwave and give it a squeeze.
  3. If the avocado remains hard, microwave for an extra 30 seconds. Once your avocado is soft, it’s ready to use!

How to Make Avocado Dip

Here are the steps for making this recipe for avocado dip:

  1. Mash the avocados with a fork in a bowl.
  2. Add sour cream, lemon juice, onion, and salt.
Mashed avocado and a fork in a bowl.
Avocado dip ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  1. Stir until everything is combined.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Just before serving, stir in the bacon. Sprinkle a few pieces on top for garnish.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips.

Other garnishes:

  • Chopped tomatoes and green onions
  • Cilantro and lemon or lime slices
A bowl of avocado dip and tortilla chips on a white platter.

How to Serve Avocado Sour Cream Dip

This easy avocado dip for chips is a perfect game-day snack! It also works well as an appetizer. Here are some other delicious ways to use this avocado dip recipe:

How to Store Avocado Dip

Storing avocado anything tends to be tricky, but here’s how to keep this recipe for avocado dip good in the fridge for up to 3 days.

  1. Put the dip in an airtight container with a very tight-fitting lid – the less air you let into the container, the better. Press the dip with a spoon as much as possible to remove any air bubbles.
  2. Add about 1/2-inch of lukewarm water on top of the dip.
  3. Cover and store for up to 3 days. When you are ready to enjoy your dip, just pour out the water and give everything a good stir.
Overhead view of avocado dip and tortilla chips around it.

Favorite Avocado Recipes

Looking for more ways to use avocados? Here are some recipes with avocado for you to try:

Check out more of my delicious and easy dip recipes and the best low carb recipes on CopyKat!

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Avocado Dip

You don't want to miss out on this avocado dip with sour cream and bacon.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Keto, Low Carb
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 277kcal


  • 2 medium avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 ounces bacon cooked until crisp and crumbed
  • tortilla chips to serve


  • Mash the avocados with a fork. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, onion, and salt and stir to combine.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  • Just before serving, stir in the bacon, sprinkling a few pieces on top for garnish.
  • Serve with tortilla chips.



Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 705mg | Potassium: 556mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 325IU | Vitamin C: 13.2mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 0.7mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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  1. Nena Gray-Cook

    5 stars
    Awesome Stephanie! I can wait to makr the bacon avocado dip as it sounds so much easier than most…

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