Avocado Salad Dressing
We all know that a salad is a healthy lunch or dinner but what if you find salads boring? Maybe you even find salad’s unappetizing. Or maybe you are just sick of the same old Caesar dressing or basic balsamic vinaigrette (I know I am…). Well, I can help you with that! This recipe for quick and creamy avocado dressing is exactly what you need to spruce up your lackluster salads and make eating healthy a little bit more tasty. And you will see that there are many, many other ways to use this dressing that doesn’t involve lettuce at all!
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Maybe you noticed that this dressing is called Quick and Creamy and there is a very good reason for that- because it is soooo easy to make! All you have to do is place all of the ingredients into the blender and voila! We’re talking 5 minutes and then you have a perfectly creamy dressing is ready to go. This recipe also keeps really well in the refrigerator for about 5 days. So pull out your blender on Sunday and you will have dressing ready for the rest of the work week.
This dressing clearly has a Mexican inspired flavor profile which is appealing in many ways. The creaminess of the avocado goes perfectly with the tangy lime juice (and tastes similar to a really good guacamole!). Cilantro is used in many Mexican dishes and will instantly remind you warm summer nights and while agave may be in this recipe to help sweeten the dressing, did you know tequila is also made from agave plants? Maybe you need a nice margarita to go with your salad…
Creamy Avocado Dressing
So if this recipe sounds delicious but you are still not a big fan of salads, don’t worry! This dressing works great as a substitute for sour cream or even cheese. Skip the calorie laden sour cream on your tacos and opt for a healthier (and way more flavorful) creamy dressing. My daughter and husband love anything with sour cream piled on top which can be slightly disconcerting when I think about their long term health. I tried using this dressing in place of sour cream on quesadillas one night and they both loved it just as much! A win for everyone! Bye bye sour cream, hello Quick and Creamy Avocado Dressing.
This recipe is also just asking to be used as a dip for nachos. Whip up a batch of the quick and creamy avocado dressing for your next party and serve it with chips as an appetizer. I guarantee people will be asking you for the recipe. I started making this dressing once a week just to have on hand and found I was using it so frequently that I had to start making a double batch. Everything from tacos to nachos, baked potatoes to chicken, if your recipe would go well with cheese or sour cream, try using this dressing instead.
Best Healthy Avocado Salad Dressing
Just in case you aren’t totally sold on this recipe just yet, let me tell you just another reason why you should be running to the store for avocados and getting out your blender. This dressing is so healthy. Avocados are full of mono unsaturated fats (the good kind of fat that your body needs) and regular consumption of avocados has been proven to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels.
Caesar dressing and sour cream certainly aren’t doing that! The probiotics and calcium in Greek yogurt are also necessary for a balanced diet. Garlic can help boost your immune system, lime juice helps with digestion and cilantro is full of vitamin K. Phew! Now that is one amazing dressing….
At this point, I hope your mouth is watering just like mine and you are ready to give this recipe a try. Full of fresh and tasty ingredients, I can assure that you will be excited to plan your lunch, dinner and snacks around this dressing. Maybe a taco salad with creamy avocado dressing tonight? Sounds perfect to me!
Avocado Dressing Recipe Requirements
Avocado Lime Dressing Ingredients
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Green Onions
- Garlic Clove
- Lime Juice
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This dressing works well on so many things- from grain bowls to fresh green salads!
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 1/2 avocado
- 2 green onions
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tablespoon lime juice (or 1/2 lime)
- 1 teaspoon agave
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Fresh cilantro (handful)
- Place all ingredients into a blender and blend well. Refrigerate overnight or serve immediately. Keeps for about 5 days in the fridge.
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