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!
Creamy Scallion Avocado Dressing
- 1/2 Avocado seeded
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 Tbsp water
- 1/2 Tbsp white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp dried parsley or 1/2 Tbsp fresh
- 1/4 tsp dried dill or 2 tsp fresh chopped
- 1/8 cup green onion chopped
- 1/4 tsp granulated garlic powder ok too
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp ground black pepper