January 27, 2012

Creamy Avocado-Citrus Salad Dressing

The start of this salad is the dressing.  It's a creamy dressing that is 100% good for you.  In fact, rather than make the salad more palatable it actually is it's own healthy ingredient.  It's creamy, tart, sweet and fresh like brisk January air.  I'm looking forward to having this salad again for dinner tonight, it's crave worthy.

Mediterranean Inspired Salad

Makes: two salads
Source: inspired by this

A blend of lettuces and spinach for two plates
green olives, about 5-6, diced small
A few Tbsp of crumbled feta
halved cherry tomatoes, in season

1/2 an avocado
2 Tbsp finely chopped red onion
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp honey
1 1/2 Tbsp parsley

In the bowl of a small food processor puree avocado, red onion, lemon juice, vinegar and salt/pepper until there are no chunks.  Add the olive oil, honey and parsley.  If the dressing is too thick add a Tbsp or two of water, or more citrus juice, like orange.  I added two Tbsp of water to get the dressing how I wanted it.

Place the lettuces/spinach, diced olives and feta in a bowl with the dressing.  Toss to coat evenly.  Eat!

The dressing can be stored in the fridge if necessary for a few days.

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