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Creamy Avocado Dressing

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Who doesn’t like a good creamy dressing?

This one will certainly hit the spot. Can be used as a substitute for mayonnaise, especially if eggs are a problem. It also contains wonderful ‘good’ fats, with the use of avocado and Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Contrary to previous popular belief, not all fats are the same, nor are they all classified as bad. Fat is a major source of energy and helps your body absorb nutrients from foods.

Avocados contain naturally good fats; in fact over 75% of the fat in avocados is good fat with 3g coming from monounsaturated fat (MUFA) and 0.5g from polyunsaturated fat per 1-oz serving.

Olive Oil

Extra virgin olive oil is fairly nutritious.;

It contains modest amounts of Vitamins E and K and plenty of beneficial fatty acids.

This is the nutrient content of 100 grams of olive oil (1):

  • Saturated Fat: 13.8%.
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 73% (most of it the 18 carbon long oleic acid ).
  • Omega-6: 9.7%.
  • Omega-3: 0.76%.
  • Vitamin E: 72% of the RDA.
  • Vitamin K: 75% of the RDA.

Information sourced from; https://authoritynutrition.com/extra-virgin-olive-oil/

 

You can use this dressing on anything. I tossed it through a chicken salad, or you could use on a potato salad, a side condiment with fish, chicken, on top of a baked potato or anything really. Even substitute it for a runnier guacamole if you like?

It has lots of herbs for extra flavour and nutritional benefits, but you can get creative with this and use as much or what ever herbs you like.

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It is, as like most of recipes, very Simple, Quick, Delish, Nutrish!

Creamy Avocado Dressing
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Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Creamy Avocado Dressing
Print Recipe
Prep Time
5 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Corriander
  • 1/2 Fresh lime juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and pepper, to season
Servings:
Instructions
  1. In a small Blender or if you have a nutri bullet ( or smoothie maker) add all your ingredients. Pour in approximately 1/4 cup of EV olive oil.
  2. Blitz up your dressing. If it is too thick, add some more EV Olive Oil and blitz up some more. This dressing can be as thick or thin as you would like to make it.
  3. Once you have achieved the consistency you like, taste to adjust any seasoning, then use accordingly. You can then store it in a sealed jar with some olive oil drizzled on top, in the fridge for 2-3 days.
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