Thursday, October 6, 2022

Avocado Salad Dressing and Dip

avocado dressing

What is a salad without a tasty salad dressing? 
This creamy avocado dressing is delicious and can be made easily and very quickly to dress any kind of salad.

mixed green salad with pine nuts, vegan

I use a Florida avocado which is a little lighter and a little more yellow inside than the Haas avocado. It is also little larger and has a smooth skinned exterior as opposed to the bumpy skin of the Haas avocado. 


This easy oil-free dressing has just 4 basic ingredients that whip up in my Nutrabullet (or any blender) in just seconds. 

Avocado, Chef, Knife, Cooking, Kitchen

It is flavorful, healthy, and a perfect addition to any salad. Lemon juice makes it slightly tangy, and the almond milk makes it creamy.

salad with radishes, vegan,

Sometimes, I like using small romaine lettuce boats and filling them with other vegetables that are easy to just pick up instead of eating a whole salad.

Chemical Free and Nutrient Dense
Why use a bottled dressing that is full of chemicals and additives, when you can quickly whip up a fresh dressing that is so much healthier and nutrient dense? After all, our bodies run on the nutrients and antioxidants we provide from the food we eat.

small pitcher of avocado dressing, vegan, oil-free

This dressing can also be used as a dip or on tacos. It's versatile and delicious and avocado is a plant-based fat with lots of health benefits. 

1 large Florida Avocado (as opposed to a smaller Haas avocado)
1/2 cup of almond milk (unsweetened and unflavored)
2 tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
1 clove of fresh garlic 
Optional: 1/4 cup of cilantro (I did not use it) 

Place all ingredients in the NutriBullet or blender. Whiz until creamy, adding a little more almond milk if needed. 

Place the dressing in an airtight jar ( I used an old salsa jar with lid) and it will keep for about 3 days.

Still Life, Still-Life, Still, Life

We are packing up to go to Florida for the winter and enjoying a tiny  taste of the fall season before we are off! I've been enjoying cooking soup, using butternut squash, looking at pumpkins and trying to squeeze it all in before we are back at the beach and 85 degrees!

Beach, Tree, Palm, Clouds, Sky, Ocean

My Notes: 
1. Use this dressing as a dip with crudités or chips. 
2. Use on tacos 
3. I buy the avocados when they are hard and then as soon as they begin to soften up, I place them in the refrigerator. I find an avocado can stay up to a week in the refrigerator and then be perfect to use.
4. This dressing can be kept at least 5 days without turning brown.

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  1. I've never seen the Florida avocado here but boy, that dressing looks wonderful, and I loved your suggestion of dip or with tacos and such. I just learned the fridge trick recently and it's a lifesaver!

    1. Yes, the fridge trick does save my avocados!

  2. It looks like a delicious dressing!...have fun in Florida!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  3. I could eat the avocado dip with a spoon :-) They are so good for us. That beach view is stunning!

    1. The dip is delicious and I'm surprised how long it keeps without turning dark in the fridge.

  4. I love avocadoes in any shape or form. Where in Florida are you going? My Aunt lives in Naples which was hit badly by the hurricane.
    from Tandy I Lavender and Lime

    1. Hi Tandy, we are on the East Coast between Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach.

  5. I always make our dressings also. It just tastes so much fresher and healthier. I've made one similar to this and yes, it is delicious. Safe travels to Florida!

  6. I am smiling at the mention of the beach and 85 degrees. The thought must put a spring in your step these days!

    1. Yes, we are looking forward to it..

  7. Avocados are always the best thing on the menu. Love your idea for the lettuce boats with a drizzle of avocado salad dressing on top. Save travels to Florida and hope that all is well to the area you are heading to. Take care

  8. Mmmm, avocados! There are so many beautiful pics in this post, but my favorite is the one of the salad. Probably because the radishes look like they have little faces. So cute! 😀


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