For a new salad that I have been thinking about I wanted a nice and cool and creamy dressing and I was thinking about trying something a little bit different, an avocado dressing. I am so totally addicted to avocados and I am always looking for new ways to enjoy them! I was originally planning on including diced avocado in the salad but I liked the idea of a creamy avocado dressing even more. For the avocado dressing I was thinking about starting it off a lot like a guacamole with plenty of fresh ingredients like cilantro, lime juice and even some jalapeno peppers to add a touch of heat. A quick search of the internet for these ingredients turned up a recipe for an avocado dressing pretty much just like the one that I was thinking about on Skinny Taste . I did make one quick change to the recipe by including some mayonnaise which goes fabulously well with avocados. I have to say that this avocado dressing is amazingly good; nice and creamy so so fresh and vibrant! Now I just need to resist eating it all by the spoonful so that it can make it into the salad!
Updated 20150831: Added new photos.
Creamy Avocado Dressing (aka Guacamole Buttermilk Dressing)
A cool and creamy avocado dressing with tangy buttermilk, fresh cilantro and lime juice along with some spicy jalapeno pepper.
- 1 medium avocado
- 1 small jalapeno
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 lime, juice
- 1 green onion
- 1 clove garlic
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise (or greek yogurt)
- 1/2 tsp cumin seeds, toasted and ground
- salt and pepper to taste
- Puree everything in a blender until smooth. Store in fridge and finish within a few days.
Note: Remove the seeds from the jalapeno for less heat.
Note: Use more buttermilk to make it thinner or less to make it thicker.
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