basil, jalapeno, & avocado dip in a white bowl

Jalapeno, Basil, & Avocado Dip

basil, jalapeno, & avocado dip in a white bowl

Jalapeno, Basil, & Avocado Dip Recipe

Making your own dip is a great way to avoid unhealthy fats, sugars, and preservatives found in store-bought dips. Spice up your healthy dip with this bold variation that features avocado, basil, and jalapeno. Basil is a powerhouse herb, with anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and immunity-enhancing properties. The addition of jalapeno provides a nice kick, and you can adjust the amount of jalapeno to make this easy dip recipe as spicy as you’d like. Serve it as a party dip alongside cut up veggies, homemade Multi-Grain Crackers, or Savoury Flax Crackers.

Serves 6 


  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 1 seedless jalapeno (1/2 for less spicy)
  • 2 cloves peeled garlic
  • 2 cups extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ cup tahini
  • ½ tsp Himalayan sea salt
  • ½ tsp fresh ground black pepper


  1. Pick, wash, and dry the basil.
  2. Cut jalapeno open, remove seeds, and roughly chop.
  3. Place all ingredients except the oil in the base of a food processor and blend for 30 seconds until smooth.
  4. If your machine isn’t as strong, mince the garlic and basil first so everything mixes well.
  5. With the processor on, slowly drizzle the oil until smooth and incorporated.
  6. Adjust with salt and pepper to taste.

basil, jalapeno, & avocado dip in a white bowl

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About Trevor Ross

As graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, London born Chef Trevor Ross opened Calgary's Starbelly Restaurant in 2015. Eager to continue creating, he founded The Grass Roots of Food; adapting global cuisines into a nutritious, yet delicious in-home personal chef services for an affluent social class. He specializes in catering, interactive cooking demonstrations as well as consulting. As a strong advocate of scratch cooking, Trevor adds a healthy twist to classic cravings. Whether serving celebrities, business moguls, elite athletes or his family, Trevor's creative approach focuses on real, wholesome ingredients that encourage the entire body to thrive. In 2013, Trevor Ross Launched his website, in order to extend the reach of his culinary efforts.