Avocado Salad Dressing

If you have not used fresh mint in savory recipes, your life may be about to bust wide open.  In Southeast Asian cooking mint is used all the time, often in combination with other herbs like basil or cilantro.  I borrowed a page from these herb forward combos and decided to translate them into a creamy avocado dressing that has just a touch of sweetness from the honey.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

This of course would be great on any assortment of greens, or greens and vegetables, but it would also make a nice dip for asparagus spears.  I also love this drizzled over a Cobb Salad; yet another layer of color and texture and flavor.  This would also be great dolloped on a grain bowl.

How to Make Creamy Avocado Dressing

In a blender or a food processor, combine mint, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and honey.  Add the salt and pepper.  Process until blended.  

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Add the avocado.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Process until smooth and creamy.  If you use a blender it will probably be a bit thicker than if you use a food processor, as more air gets incorporated into the dressing.  Look at this green!

Creamy Avocado Dressing: This thick dressing get nice punch from mint, cilantro and lime, and will turn any salad into a better version of itself.

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Creamy Avocado Dressing

This make a very thick dressing, so start adding it to your salad judiciously, and toss well so that it gets evenly distributed amongst the lettuce and vegetables.  

Here I used it in a salad made up of spinach and arugula….plus bacon because, hey….do I need to explain?  If you are a vegetarian, ignore that suggestion.  Note how well tossed the salad is, do that the dressing really covers everything in a light coating.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

What to Serve with Salad with Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing:

Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Creamy Avocado Dressing

This thick dressing get nice punch from mint, cilantro and lime, and will turn any salad into a better version of itself.
Yield: 10 People
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 tablespoon roughly chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado , peeled, pitted, and cut into chunks

Directions

  • In a blender or a food processor, combine mint, cilantro, lime juice, olive oil and honey. Add the salt and pepper. Process until blended. Add the avocado and process until smooth and creamy.

Notes

Makes 1 ½ cups.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 88kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 107mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition values are provided as an estimate. It is not intended as a substitute for the advice of a qualified healthcare professional.

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