Very Green Avocado-Tahini Dip

Avocado halves
Recipe Source: 
Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas ($24.95, Sterling, 2012)


  • 3 to 4 oz baby spinach or arugula, or a combination
  • 1 large, ripe avocado, peeled and diced
  • 12 cup tahini (sesame paste)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 12 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 Tbsp minced fresh parsley, cilantro, or dill
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Rinse greens and place them in a large skillet or saucepan. With just the water clinging to the leaves, cook greens until just wilted down. Remove from heat.
  2. Place all ingredients in the container of a food processor. Process until smooth. Add 14 cup water, as needed, to achieve a medium-thick consistency.
  3. Transfer to a serving bowl. Serve as suggested above. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days.