The good ol' green and creamy avocado comes together with herbs and buttermilk for a wonderful creamy dressing to brighten up salads. I love a good homemade salad dressing; to me they're tastier than store bought and well, I know exactly what's in them. I honestly can't even remember the last time I bought a salad dressing from the grocery store. Reading the labels on dressings can just be so disappointing to me. I still sometimes walk by the dressing isle just to see if anything looks good, especially when I'm feeling too lazy to cook and make a dressing, but each time I pick up a few bottles and just keep walking. My disappointment is the long string of ingredients, sodium levels and the sneaky sugar levels. Sugar, HFCS and preservatives are the biggest issues I have with store bought dressings. I just don't get how even the supposedly "better" brands still load up on that nasty HFCS. I simply refuse to buy those dressings so I try to only make my own.
Easy Creamy Avocado
I have an unwavering love for the creamy nutritious and delicious avocado. I try to use avocado in my cooking all the time or just incorporate it somehow into meals whenever possible. The avocado naturally gives a dressing more creaminess and fabulous green color which will make you fellow avocado lovers very happy.
Scallions aka green onions are an awesome way to add a mild onion flavor that will not offend onion haters. I love scallions for that reason, plus they're a green vegetable that's nutritious without an overpowering flavor. They compliment so many dishes, especially warm weather dishes. I use them so much these days because they grow like weeds in my husband's garden. Don't be surprised if you see a lot of scallions incorporated into my recipes this time of year. They're full of vitamins A, C, K and super low in calories so they're a great way to add flavor without hurting the waistline.
Give this creamy scallion avocado dressing a try and let us know what you think!Print
Creamy Scallion Avocado Dressing
This is a creamy dressing great for greens and veggies.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Salad Dressing
- ½ Avocado, seeded
- ½ cup buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp water
- ½ Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dried parsley or ½ Tbsp fresh
- ¼ tsp dried dill or 2 tsp fresh, chopped
- ⅛ cup green onion, chopped
- ¼ tsp granulated garlic (powder ok too)
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a blending jar or a deep narrow bowl and use a hand blender or immersion blender to blend all ingredients until smooth.
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