Avocado is my favorite super food to use when it comes time to eat healthy, so a few months ago I created this homemade salad dressing recipe because I just couldn’t take another ounce of the nasty low fat ranch dressing in my fridge. I’ve tweaked and perfected my recipe since then. I’ve loaded it with fresh avocado, lime juice, cilantro and just a dash of low fat sour cream. If you love guacamole, then this recipe is for you!
Before we officially say goodbye to summer, I had to toss in this recipe using those amazing garden tomatoes! Say hello to my Avocado and Feta BLT Salad. Hello 🙂
Up here in Minnesota, Mother Nature has finally turned off the high heat and humidity and the evenings are beginning to feel like the fall, which just happens to be my favorite season by the way. However, everywhere I turn there are boxes and containers of free produce as my fellow gardeners share their abundance with their community. Love that!
Time for another Recipe Retake! Today I am taking you all the way back to 2008….
This amazing salad is the one side dish that makes the most frequent appearance at the Jones table, especially in the summer because it goes to well with whatever I have just pulled off the grill. The dressing is slightly sweet and the red wine vinegar gives it the perfect amount of tang. Even my little minions who “hate” broccoli love this salad.
I am not much on the whole New Year Resolution idea. There is just a negative connotation in my mind with those three words. Probably because for many years of my life, it revolved around some *magic number* of how many pounds I wanted to lose.
Those stupid *magic numbers* actually lead me to a drastic change in my life. Last year, I stopped weighing myself and obsessing over the scale and I have to say, it is the BEST FEELING EVER! I don’t want you to think I don’t watch myself because I do! I watch what I eat, how hard I push myself in my daily workouts, how my clothes fit, and how I feel. The result has been the most confident and comfortable version of myself!
I don’t know if tossing out the scale is right for you, but for me, it was the best decision I have made for my health in a long time.
Now, since I have definitely indulged over the past two weeks, it is time to get back on track and this jar of this gorgeous dressing in my fridge is going to help me do that! This dressing is outstanding and makes any boring salad a bit more exciting because of all the killer southwest flavors it has. The dressing keeps well in an airtight container in your fridge for 3-4 weeks so it can help you push through your New Years resolution hump period 🙂
- 1 large tomatilla, husk removed and roughly chopped
- 1 small jalapeño, roughly chopped with the seeds
- 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
- 1/3 C cilantro, packed
- 3 large cloves garlic
- 2 Tb fresh lime juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp dry parsley
- 1 tsp dry chives
- 1/2 tsp dry dill
- 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1/2 C mayonnaise....not Miracle Whip!
- 1/2 C sour cream
- 3/4 C milk
- Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender. Pulse a few times and then run until smooth, scraping down the sides at least one time. If you want your dressing thinner, feel free to add a bit more milk.
Recipe adapted by mykitchenescapades.com from CarlsbadCravings