ReensGreens Goddess Dressing

As you guys know, I am pro-DIY salad dressings. While I do often enjoy a good vinaigrette, sometimes I crave a creamy textured dressing, which is super easy to create at home.

Enter the avocado. I'm avocado obsessed. Avocados are not only a source of healthy monounsaturated fats (read: heart healthy), but 1 avocado contains a whopping 14 grams of fiber (about half the daily recommended amount), and 975 mg of potassium, which is more than double that of a medium sized banana. Avocados also offer the perfect creamy texture to just about anything. 

Photo cred: www.talkingfood.me

Photo cred: www.talkingfood.me

I was making salad and tacos the other night, so I decided to make an avocado based dressing to throw on top of both. It's sort of similar to the dressing on the Kale Salad recipe previously posted, but with a creamier, more liquid texture and a few different ingredients. I hesitated to post it at first b/c I sort of made it up as I went along (I have a habit of doing that), but it was too good not to share.

A sprouted corn tortilla topped with ground turkey, sautéed kale, grassfed cheese, greek yogurt, avocado dressing and a squeeze of Sriracha sauce.

A sprouted corn tortilla topped with ground turkey, sautéed kale, grassfed cheese, greek yogurt, avocado dressing and a squeeze of Sriracha sauce.

ReensGreens Goddess Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and peeled (click for quick video on how to do it)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, washed thoroughly
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp himalayan salt (or to taste)
  • 1/4 water for thinning
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced
  • 1/2 shallot, finely diced

Preparation:

  1. In a blender or bullet, combine the avocado, cilantro, lime, cumin, chili powder, and salt and blend. Add water for thinning to reach desired dressing consistency.
  2. Pour mixture into a medium bowl, and stir in jalapeño and shallots and combine until evenly distributed. 
  3. Adjust seasonings to taste.

As I said, this worked great on a simple salad, and also on tacos! So versatile. This will likely become a staple for us.

Baby spinach, baby kale, chopped red bell pepper, avocado dressing and goat cheese.

Baby spinach, baby kale, chopped red bell pepper, avocado dressing and goat cheese.

What is your favorite thing to do with avocados?!