Avocado Dressing Recipe
Get a taste of the season with this creamy avocado dressing.
Photographed by Elizabeth Roth
A few weeks ago I attended a small dinner party at a friend’s house where the hosts mentioned that they'd been experimenting in making their own salad dressings. The first mixture they offered to us was a low-fat ranch alternative. I had to try this concoction, and of course it was delicious. So I started contemplating creating my own homemade dressings for the summer season.
One of my favorite ingredients during the warmer months is avocados. From my mother’s homemade guacamole to turkey burger toppings, I can't seem to get enough of this simple, green fruit. Immediately I started brainstorming and googling do-it-yourself salad dressings that called for avocados. My search yielded a number of appetizing results, but the following recipe was the top contender for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which was that I already had the majority of the ingredients in my kitchen cabinet.
So one evening, after a strenuous yoga class, I set about making myself a dinner complete with salad as a starter to test out my latest endeavor. It was fresh, it was delicious, and my taste buds were dancing with joy. If you’re looking for a new, tasty summer dressing for your salad, look no further.
1 ripe avocado
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup honey
3 tablespoons lime juice
¼ cup of cilantro
1 clove of garlic
½ small jalapeno (or your preference)
¼ cup water
salt and pepper to taste
Blend all ingredients in blender or food processor until it reaches desired thickness. For a thinner concoction, add more water.