I love creamy dressings and this avocado cilantro dressing is no exception. It’s savory and tangy and only takes a few minutes to make when you’ve got ripe avocados. It’s like guacamole as a salad dressing. And that’s not a bad thing. Plus, it goes great with these cucumber melon spring rolls.
The thing about homemade salad dressings it that there’s a wide range of flavor possibilities. I find it very enjoyable to play around with salad dressing in the kitchen. There’s this miso caesar dressing, a
minto mint yogurt dressing (I always type it like that!), and one of my favorite green goddess dressings.
With a vitamix (<-affiliate) or another high speed blender, you get the smoothest, creamiest dressings and sauces. It’s especially great for this avocado cilantro dressing, this white bean hummus and my favorite chimichurri sauce. But my vitamix, while awesome, is sometimes too big for the job. I don’t need 64 ounces of pesto unless it’s the end of summer and I’m stocking the freezer.
Sometimes, you need only a little bit of sauce for this meal, right here, right now. But I’m in need of an alternate appliance! In fact, I’m in search of a small food processor. With very specific requirements:
- 2 to 4 cup capacity
- Interchangeable blades so I can shred all the cheese
- Study and durable
Do you have one you recommend? If so, leave me a note in the comments.
Avocado Cilantro Dressing
- 2 avocados, peeled and deseeded
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/4 cup cilantro
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 3/4 to 1 cup water
- 1/2 jalapeno, optional
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender.
Puree until smooth. Add more water as needed to achieve desired consistency.
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