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Monday, August 12, 2013

Creamy Avocado Dressing

I know I posted so many salad recipes before it truly was summer for everyone else in the country - so I thought it was time to create something new, just as  a reminder to all the ways you can enjoy a simple salad, no matter what time of year it may be.  Like adding this delicious dressing to your menu!!!  I've been on a bit of an avocado kick lately, probably because I can find really good ones right now.  Okay, I still have a bit of an issue with picking the right ones at the store, but from time to time, I do pretty darn well.  And this was one of those times.  The avocado was perfectly ripe and it was easy to cream into this wonderful tasting dressing that would be a perfect accompaniment to any salad!!

Creamy Avocado Dressing
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
Ingredients:
1 large, ripe avocado
1 Tablespoon lemon or lime juice (I used lemon)
1 Tablespoon mayonnaise
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper

Directions:
Carefully slice the avocado lengthwise and remove the seed.  Scoop the avocado out with a spoon and place in a bowl of a food processor.  Add all the remaining ingredients except the salt and pepper and pulse until smooth.  Season with salt and pepper to taste.  I added just 1/2 teaspoon of water to thin the dressing out just a tad bit.  Serve over your favorite salad and enjoy!

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10 comments:

Angie Schneider said...

A wonder sauce, I dare say! The salad looks refreshing and delicious, Jenn.

belleau kitchen said...

sometimes I simply don't know what to do with my avocado's as they can be a little dull just cut into a salad... this is a great way to use them, thank you x

Pam said...

Bookmarked! I love everything about this dressing.

Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) said...

This is a must make. Interesting that there's Worcestershire Sauce with avocado. Sounds really good.

Cranberry Morning said...

I'm pinning again, Jenn! This looks just like Green Goddess, which is my favorite dressing.

We Are Not Martha said...

I just made an avocado crema and now want to put it on everything. This looks awesome!

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Debbie said...

Oh I love this...sounds great and I am a huge fan of avocados. I can easily eat one a day!!!!

Big Dude said...

When I read the title, it was the grilled avocado that jumped out but I assumed it was normal fare for you - it is now a must try. Bev and I have the same chicken situation, but it's more of just a preference for us.

Rebecca said...

Thanks for this recipe Jenn! Chris and I went to Mesa Grill in Las Vegas a few weeks ago and they had an avacado cream under the tuna nachos. I told Chris I wanted to figure out how to make it because I always have a left over avacado. I have to say - Mesa's was bland compared to yours - way to go! ;-)

Chris said...

This would be a great sauce for grilled veggies.