We had a few avocados sitting on the counter getting a little mushy, a rarity in our household, but since avos have been going for about $1 each here, I wasn’t about to let them go to waste!
So what’s a girl to do? Turn the already soft avocados into a creamy salad dressing, of course! This salad dressing was so easy to make: just a little Greek yogurt, lime, olive oil, salt, pepper, cayenne, and, of course, avocado. I wanted everything blended really well, so I threw everything in the blender to give it that nice, creamy texture. Which worked pretty well, until I had to get it out of the blender and all of the goodness was stuck underneath the blade, and I could not for the life of me get it out… But after a little taking apart the blender party, things were all well again.
I also seasoned the dressing with a little salt + pepper + cayenne. I used less than 1/4 teaspoon of each, and probably more like an 1/8 of a teaspoon of cayenne, but you’ll notice in the recipe that I just left the measurements to taste because I’ve found that our tastes for those spices can be vary vastly from person to person.
I love keeping a little salad dressing in the fridge to use, well, on salads and as a really quick marinade for chicken + fish and even for an extra dipping sauce for pitas + tortillas to add to the usual hummus. Or in this case, it’s really just an excuse to eat more avocados!
Creamy Avocado Dressing
Makes about 1/2 cup
2 tablespoons non-fat Greek yogurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 lime, juiced
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste,
cayenne pepper, to taste
Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth and creamy.
Scoop into a bowl and adjust seasonings to taste.
Time: 5 minutes