There isn’t anything closer to a whole foods, plant based salad dressing then a good ripe avocado. This amazing fruit is natures answer to over-processed oil. It’s incredibly versatile, lending itself to dessert mousse all the way to decadent savory sauces and toppings.
Why Make My Avocado Salad Dressing?
This dressing is literally the EASIEST thing in the world to throw together. You don’t even really need a recipe for it, but I had to throw it on the blog because me and my family use this all the time and I really wanted you guys to try it out!
This healthy avocado salad dressing takes less than a minute to prepare and is meant to be made in the same bowl your salad is served from.
It saves you time in the kitchen, tastes delicious, and doesn’t cause any extra clean up! Plus its really versatile! Add whatever spices, vinegar’s and other flavourings you like!
A very ripe avocado- it should be slightly soft when you press into it gently. If it’s hard it will not mash properly and the flavor will not be developed.
salt to taste
open your avocado by slicing it lengthwise along the entire edge.
remove the pit by using a large knife to hack into it, then twist. The pit will come out stuck to the blade of the knife. You don’t need to hit it hard. Watch the fingers!
mash the avocado until it’s very smooth and light. I whip mine with my fork.
add your spices and salt to taste.
Food Hack: ripen your avocados on the counter. When they are ready store them in the fridge. Mine have lasted over 2 weeks this way! WARNING- don’t put HARD avocados in the fridge. They will take forever to ripen up!
Keep in mind this is a very basic recipe. It’s meant to be customized in any way you like! I’ve even added mustard and maple syrup to it before for a sweet and sour flavor. You could try so many different variations! I think an Asian inspired one would be awesome with a little sesame oil, soy sauce and some brown sugar.
So guys, that’s it! It’s really quite a simple recipe and I hope you give it a go! It’s a great way to get those healthy fats in to help absorb all the nutrients from your salad!
If you do try this out, be sure to tag me on Instagram @megan_kerry_xo so I can see your re-creations!
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Megan Kerry is a Vegan Lifestyle Educator and Licensed Practical Nurse. Her content focuses on vegan recipes and ethical living. She is a mom of four children, a long time vegan, and an even longer time foodie. She loves veganizing any and all dishes and sharing her recipes and lifestyle tips with all of you!