Homemade 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 avocados 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!
How do I use 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 as a dip. I want it to stick to my veggies.
Are avocados good for you?
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. More reasons to eat avocados!
Avocado Dressing and Dip
- 3 garlic cloves
- 4 ripe avocados
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons olive oil
- 3 Tablespoons Water (can add more for a thinner dressing)
- Juice from ½ lime
- Grated lime peel from ½ lime
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar
- Place everything into a food processor.
- Process until smooth. Additional water can be added to thin dressing.
- Serve over salad or with fresh cut veggies.