Creamy avocado salad dressing that takes 5 minutes to make it's so easy! Pour it over a Greek Salad Red Cabbage And Corn Salad or our fresh and crisp Cucumber and Onion Salad either way you're getting a delicious creamy salad dressing!
I love the fact that we can enjoy a creamy salad dressing without mayonnaise because my family is not big on mayo. Not sure why but my husband won't eat it and my daughter's are too old for me to remember which one eats mayo and which one doesn't???? Or do they both eat it? Wow this is getting strenuous so let's move on!
All I do know is that I grew up on mayonnaise therefore have no issues with it so I did use half of this avocado dressing with a spoonful of mayo for mwah! The mayonnaise adds a tangy taste, deepens the color and yes makes it thicker and even creamier, quite sinful but still so good.
This avocado dressing is light and a much healthier option (without the mayo) however, you get the control of quantities so taste as you go.
How To Make Avocado Dressing
In three easy steps:
- Add the ingredients
This is a creamy and very easy avocado salad dressing but just because it's quick and easy doesn't mean it holds back on deliciousness! I love it and hope that you will too, it's also a refreshing way to use up the avocado's especially when in season. After all, how many times can you make a guacamole? Right? No offense to the best guacamole recipe ever but how about a creamy salad dressing or even a kale hummus? I say yes please!
Use a blender with a little power, I used my nutribullet so the dressing is in a pouring consistency. Anyway the recipe is super simple because you add everything into the blender, taste, adjust and continue until you have your desired taste.
What you will need
- Sour cream - but you can also use yogurt if you don't fancy sour cream. I love sour cream and will add it to just about anything!
- Lemon or lime
- Olive oil (try and use a good extra virgin brand)
- Salt and pepper
Sour cream - for the tangy taste without the guilt of mayonnaise
Avocado - for the creaminess and it's okay to use ones that are not perfect and bright green to show off in a salad 🙂
Extra virgin olive oil - purely for the richness that it brings to recipes
Water - you need quite a bit to thin it out because avocado is extremely dense! Start with a dash if you're pouring from the bottle and then go slowly and add as you need. In this recipe I used one whole avocado so I used quite lots of filtered water. I started with a dash and kept adding until I reached my desired consistency.
Please remember that you can add but not remove so rather start slowly and go from there a dash at a time. And if you're still not sure, start with half an avocado.
Garlic - Because garlic flavor friends.
Tips & Suggestions
Only one tip today for this recipe and probably the only most important one:
If you're thinking of adding another avocado I would suggest start with one. As mentioned earlier avocado is dense and you may end up with a really thick 'off putting' dressing so in this case, rather play it safe with one. Besides, it makes quite a lot of dressing.
More Salad & Dressing Recipes
A few recipes that you could use this avocado salad dressing on! Below are the links for each one;
- Spinach and Berry Salad With A Berry Salad Dressing
- Mediterranean Salad
- Cucumber and Onion Salad
- Red Cabbage And Corn Salad
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Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing
- 2 avocados
- 3 tbsps. olive oil extra virgin
- 1 juice of a fresh lemon
- 1 garlic clove minced
- 3 tbsps. sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
- cold water to think it out. See notes below on this!
- 2 tbsps whipping cream
- Add the avocado, salt & pepper, lemon, garlic, olive oil and sour cream or yogurt into the blender with part of the water.
- Finally add the cream and mix.
- Bend, add water, use a rubber spatula push the ingredients down into the water and blend again. Repeat until you have a creamy pouring consistency.