Avocado Dressing #TheSaladBar

by mary on August 17, 2013

a bowl of avocado dressing

avocado dressing

This month’s assignment for The Salad Bar Monthly Blogging Group is a salad using avocado. So why not avocado dressing? My husband makes avocado dressing without adding any fat other than the avocado itself.  I thought I’d jazz up his dressing with some herbs, veggies, lemon juice, and yes, a little olive oil. The flavor turned out really well.

10/3/13 I’ve increased the amount of water in the recipe and updated the photo to show the thinner dressing. I also made a version using Thai basil and a serrano instead of cilantro and a jalapeno. Different but equally good!

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Avocado Dressing
 
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Recipe type: salad dressing
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • flesh of 1 just-ripened avocado
  • ½ cup cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup scallion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped jalapeno
  • ¾ cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • a few grinds of black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients except garlic in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Then add garlic and blend briefly. (I find that garlic blended too long, especially in my Vitamix, can develop a bitter taste.)

Can’t wait to see what everyone else made!

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Debra Elliott August 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm

Yummy in my tummy!
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mary August 17, 2013 at 6:50 pm

Thanks Debra! I liked the looks of your salad, too, with the chopped sweet onions, bell peppers and avocado!

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Liz August 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Looks amazing! I bet if you thin it out with a little more water, it would be excellent on almost everything!
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mary August 17, 2013 at 10:24 pm

I’ll have to try that!

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mary October 4, 2013 at 4:51 am

OK, now I have tried that and have updated the recipe, I prefer it with more water.

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Michelle August 18, 2013 at 4:32 pm

Your dressing sounds delicious! I love the addition of the cilantro.
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mary August 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm

Thanks, Michelle!

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Kiran August 18, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Yummy!! We love avocado dressing more than regular unhealthy ones.
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mary August 18, 2013 at 9:57 pm

Me too!

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yummychunklet August 21, 2013 at 6:23 pm

Love avocado as a spread!
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mary August 27, 2013 at 6:43 pm

Thanks for stopping by, Yummy!

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Tempie August 29, 2013 at 1:33 am

Sounds delicious, Mary. I love making dressings with avocados!
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mary September 3, 2013 at 4:35 am

And I still have to try your spinach basil cilantro pesto, it’s on my list!

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Mireya September 19, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Mary,

I’ve been walking around all week thinking of avocado vinaigrette and then I came to your page here the other day and saw that you had done it. I love the kick of jalepeño that you added.

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mary September 20, 2013 at 1:32 am

Thanks, Mireya! Yes, try this one or come up with a different avocado viniagrette and report back how it came out!

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