Don't be fooled - this isn't just a salad dressing. Oh no, this is so much more. Sure, it is a delicious tangy and creamy dressing for your salad, but it is also fantastic as a dip to accompany your crudités. Don't stop there, I also smothered this on my slow cooker carnitas for a sauce (the best). And with no shame, I even just ate a spoonful of this on its own...it is that good.
I recently brought my fabulous picnic basket back from my home in Ohio with me to San Francisco. I was dying to use it so I broke it out this past weekend with an inaugural picnic in Golden Gate Park. I was scrambling for something to whip up to actually take in said picnic basket. I was craving salad and veggies but wanted something tastier and more exciting than a simple vinaigrette (my go-to dressing).
The "holy trinity" in Cajun cooking is onion, bell peppers, celery and garlic. I like to think my holy trinity is cilantro, lime, garlic and avocado - very rarely do I not have all of these ingredients on hand. I started throwing things in my blender and before I knew it I created the most versatile summer spread! This will without a doubt be my go-to for the remainder of these warm summer months. Please do yourself a favor and make a batch of this - if it is the one recipe you actually make from my blog! ;)
Avocado Lime Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 (1 serving = 2 tbsp, 1/2 cup of dressing total)
- 1/2 avocado (3 oz)
- Juice of 2 limes (2.5 oz)
- 1 cup cilantro, loosely chopped
- 1 tsp garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Throw everything into a blender and blend until fully pureed - that's it! I found that this works best with a single serve blender attachment or Magic Bullet type blender.
Nutritional info (1 serving = 2 tbsp dressing)
55 Calories - 0.5 g Protein, 3 g Carbs, 4.5 g Fat