So I have this thing for avocados. As in, I get joy from putting them in things that don’t typically contain avocado.
Creamy Key Lime Smoothie (my little guy’s favorite smoothie)
And baked into Casseroles.
Enchilada Bake Dinner(recipe coming soon).
And, as of yesterday, Salad Dressing. It was inevitable. I was looking at a big bunch of kale and a ripe avocado that needed to be eaten and started pondering a new dressing. I thumbed through Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen by Ani Phyo and started with her recipe for Orange Cucumber Dressing as inspiration. I changed it a lot, but give her recipe credit for the addition of cucumber. Brilliant move to add liquid and a light, fresh flavor.
- 1/2 cup sliced cucumber (peeled if not organic)
- 1/2 medium orange
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp grated ginger (or more to taste)
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
I think it would be even better on a lighter green salad, like romaine or spring mix, as the dressing has a pretty light flavor that the kale overpowered. Granted it didn’t stop me from eating an entire bunch of kale in one sitting, but I’ll use the leftover dressing on a different green next time. And maybe top it with more avocados. If OD’ing on avocados is wrong, I don’t want to be right.