Friday, September 23, 2011

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing

This may now be my favorite salad dressing!  I served it over spinach with red onion and orange slices, but I think it would be great over a Southwestern salad with corn and black beans, or a taco salad.  This dressing makes a smaller portion than most of my dressing recipes, because it needs to be eaten within a few days (before the avocado browns).  Double the recipe if you're serving more than four people side salad portions, or more than two people large dinner salads.  The avocado flavor here is subtle, next time I might be inclined to use a whole avocado, keeping the rest of the proportions the same.  Cilantro would also be a great addition to this dressing, but I was out.

-1/2 avocado
-1/4 c light mayo
-1/4 c nonfat yogurt or sour cream
-1 Tbsp milk
-2 tsp white vinegar
-1/4 tsp salt
-1/8 tsp dried parsley
-1/8 tsp dried dill
-1/8 tsp black pepper
-1/8 tsp cayenne
-1/8 tsp cumin
-1/8 tsp garlic powder
-1/8 tsp onion powder
-1 clove garlic
-1/2 tsp sugar
-2 tsp lime juice

Combine and mix all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Chill at least two hours prior to serving.

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