I just love it when something spontaneously magical happens in my kitchen! And this is magical I tell you!
I was making cumin/Cotija crusted chicken with mango chimichurri to go on top and instead I ended up with this Cotija Honey Lime Avocado Dip/Spread!
After I made the mango chimichurri (insane by the way, can’t wait to share!), I decided it would pair better with the salmon I was making later in the week – so then I needed something else to pair with my chicken, so I decided an avocado spread would be delicious with the leftover Cotija I was using for the chicken…And then I thought about how much I love honey and lime together (like in my Salsa Verde Honey Lime Pepper Jack Chicken Enchiladas and my Honey Lime Chicken Chipotle Fajita Bowls), so I thought, “why not honey, lime, Cotija with avocado?”
My FAVORITE avocado/guacamole spread EVER! EVER! EVER! I don’t know why I haven’t done this before or even seen this before?! The sweet honey paired with the fresh lime, mixed with the salty Cotija cheese (aka the “Parmesan of Mexico”), avocado and Greek yogurt then spiced with cumin, chili powder and cayenne pepper creates layers of sweet, citrus, avocado, subtle cheese saltiness, and spices that are positively addicting! – AND super healthy!
After I made this dip/spread, I knew it had to be the star of another recipe. Enter Honey Teriyaki Pineapple Chicken Sandwiches with Cotija Honey Lime Avocodo Spread! I am so excited to share the combo with you, it makes me giddy!