Appetizer/ Condiment

Avocado Dressing and Dip

Avocado Dressing and Dip

My mother-in-law just returned from the central California coast visiting her family.  They grow avocados!  Guess what she brought back?  Yep….avocados!  There’s only one little problem…we have soooo many avocados and they are all perfectly ripe right now!  I’ve made my homemade guacamole and frozen guacamole to use later.  We’ve been eating avos on sandwiches, on burgers and in salads, and just sliced up, but it’s time for me to really buckle down and use these avocados right now!  I’ve made an avocado dressing and dip and it’s so delicious!

Avocado Dressing and Dip

Avocado Dressing and Dip

This dressing is perfect for a heartier salad with thick crunchy iceberg lettuce.  It’s also great used as a dip just with fresh veggies. This is a relatively thick dressing.  It can easily be thinned by adding just a few Tablespoons of water.  I like it a bit thicker when using for a dip.  I want it to stick to my veggies.

Avocados are such a great food to eat.  Not only do they taste good but they are good for you!  They are a nutrient dense food and contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals.  While avocados are a high fat food, the fat is monounsaturated.  Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and are loaded with fiber.  Ahhh….more reasons to eat avocados and this dressing!

Basket of Avocados

Basket of Avocados

Avocado Dressing and Dip
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Creamy and light avocado dip

Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 777 kcal
Author: Kathy
Ingredients
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Water can add more for a thinner dressing
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Grated lime peel from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
Instructions
  1. Place everything into a food processor.
  2. Process until smooth. Additional water can be added to thin dressing.
  3. Serve over salad or with fresh cut veggies.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Dressing and Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 777 Calories from Fat 657
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 73g 112%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Sodium 616mg 26%
Potassium 1967mg 56%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 27g 108%
Sugars 2g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 13.2%
Vitamin C 50.4%
Calcium 5.6%
Iron 12.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

Avocado Dressing and Dip

Avocado Dressing and Dip

Avocados

Avocados

Recipe inspired from: Simply Scratch

Don’t forget to also try my Guacamole Recipe!

Homemade Guacamole

Fresh Salsa!

Fresh homemade salsa made with charred tomatoes. Full of flavor and so delicious! ~ Beyond the Chicken Coop

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6 Comments

  • Reply
    Heather
    June 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    This looks like a great way to use up avocados!

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Check out the post here: http://www.meadowandmay.com/2015/06/versatile-blogger-award.html

    Happy Friday!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 27, 2015 at 5:11 am

      Thanks, Heather!

  • Reply
    CakeSpy
    June 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I love avocado in everything from guacamole to sandwiches to even cake (yes really). This dressing / dip looks like my new favorite “put on everything” recipe.

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

      In cake? Wow! Avocados really are quite versatile, but I never thought about cake!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    June 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I sooooo love avocado! On their own, in a salad dressing, part of a salsa – yessssss!

    • Reply
      Kathy
      June 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

      I totally agree with you!

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