I’m a big fan of salads as a main course, especially in the spring and summer months when I’m able to grow all the vegetables I need in my own garden. And I love that salads don’t require any cooking, which is perfect for those hot days when I don’t want to turn on the oven, or slave over the stovetop.
You might think eating salad every day would get a little boring, but because I’m able to spice things up with different toppings and salad dressings, it’s always a new experience for me. Plus, I keep my favorite homemade salad dressing recipes handy, and I’m always on the lookout for more ideas to try.
I’ve already shared with you my favorite homemade ranch dressing recipe, which is definitely one of my top three favorites, but recently I came across another recipe that has made the list. This creamy avocado vinaigrette from Back To Her Roots is not only delicious, but it’s dairy-free and sugar-free as well, so it’s great for folks who have dairy intolerances or are on special diets.
Creamy Avocado Dressing
• 1 ripe avocado
• ½ cup white wine vinegar
• ¾ cup extra virgin olive oil
• Juice of one lemon
• Salt and Pepper to taste
1. In a food processor, combine avocado, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Run processor until very smooth and creamy.
2. With processor running on low, stream in olive oil through the shoot until just combined.
Recipe from backtoherroots.com.
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