Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Avocado Dressing

I've been making our salad dressing more and more these days and so far every one has been a winner. However, I'm also finding that the more I make them, the less appealing the bottled kinds from the store are becoming. Which means I have to keep some made almost all the time but since they are oh, so good, it's worth it. This is one of our family's favorites and I love that the oil in this dressing is the heart-friendly kind of the avocado. It's so creamy that you can eat it like a dip or thin it out a little with some water or milk for salad.

Avocado Dressing

1 ripe avocado, peeled and mashed
3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
1 1/2 tablespoons lime or lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 tablespoon oil

Combine ingredients until smooth. Cover and chill for about 3 hours before serving.

This is really good with a green salad with tomatoes, red onion, black olives, and chopped cilantro.

I'm linking up with Make It From Scratch.


Sadie said...

OMG that sounds sooooo yummy!!

Lyn said...

It sounds delicious - I love avocados!

Ruby said...

Another keeper!
Will copy this one to share with my sisters, one of whom has an avocado orchard. We are alwaays looking for new ways to use them.

Laura said...

I LOVE avacados! Sounds great!

Stephanie said...

mmmmm nom nom. I really need to start making my own dressings.

Mom said...

Hey Darc,
That does sound good! My wonderful cookin' daughter. You know I'm don't much on cooking from scratch, but even I can do dressings. Do you have a good one for a creamy balsamic dressing?

Love ya,