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Recipe For Avocado Basil Salad Dressing

Trouble Eating Your Greens? Try Avocado Basil Dressing

If you're having a tough time motivating to eat your greens, JuicyNoelle posted this simple recipe in the Healthy Recipe Group for Sunny Avocado Basil dressing.

Trying to eat more greens? Me too. Leafy greens are one of nature’s most perfect foods to cleanse, restore, and rejuvenate a beautiful body and spirit. Re-invent your next salad with this fresh avocado and basil dressing. This dressing can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator for three days. Throw it in a small Ball jar and take it to work too! There is a prettier version of this recipe on my inspiration board as well. I can't seem to make it as pretty here, but I promise this dressing is delicious! Let me know what you think!

Sunny Avocado and Basil Dressing

Ingredients

1 avocado, pitted and meat removed from shell
1/2 cup of basil, packed
3 tablespoons good olive oil
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 to 1 1/2 cups filtered water, to thin

Directions

  1. Add the avocado, basil, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt, and honey to your food processor. Pulse a few times to combine.
  2. Then add 1/2 cup of water and blend. Continue adding water up to 1 1/2 cups total until you reach your desired consistency.
  3. Toss in a serving with salad and enjoy!

I find that in more delicate salads 2 to 3 tablespoons (almost 1/4 cup) of this dressing goes a long way. In firmer salads, such as in a curly green kale salad, this dressing massages beautifully into the leaves, tenderizing them nicely.

Note: If you do not have a food processor you may also deconstruct this dressing and still enjoy the taste. Simply scoop out the avocado, slice and lay it on top of a bed of greens. Add the basil leaves to the salad. Then in a small bowl mix together a dressing with a bit of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt and a touch of Dijon mustard to bring it all together.

If you have a nutritious and tasty recipe to share, post it in the Healthy Recipe Group, and you just may see it posted here on FitSugar.

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wiggle wiggle 5 years
Just made and ate this with tomatoes and baby romaine. So good and I didn't even use the honey, but put about 10 drops of tobasco in it. So good!
GummiBears GummiBears 5 years
I would like to try this since I love avocado.
mem952 mem952 5 years
you can make another similar creamy dressing using miso paste and raw carrot. it's from gwyneth paltrow's detox diet - i've never done a detox but this dressing is good! http://goop.com/newsletter/15/
thatgirljj thatgirljj 5 years
Sounds awesome... but how long does it keep in the fridge? I keep picturing a sliced avocado that goes bad in half a day.
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