It’s Thursday. The weekend is almost here. I’m tired. All good reasons to have a salad for dinner if you ask me! And if you’re going to have a salad, you might want to try this fun new dressing I whipped up yesterday.
I’ve been thinking about making an avocado sauce or dressing for a few months now but just haven’t gotten around to it. This week I found myself with several ripe avocados and for once, I wasn’t in the mood to make guacamole. So I thought I’d tackle salad dressing. Last time we were at the grocery store, hubby requested beets so that I could make him a roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Earlier in the week, I roasted the beets and peeled them once they were cool. Then I stuck them in a tupperware in the fridge until I was ready to make the salad.
Yesterday I chopped up a sweet potato and while it was roasting, I got to work making the rest of the salad. I started with spinach, added a red pepper, a few leftover strawberries and some goat cheese. Then I sliced and reheated the beets and added those, along with the sweet potatoes.
To top it all off, I made this dressing.
It’s a very simple recipe, inspired by this one from the lovely Miss Smart. The garlic flavor really came through in mine so if you don’t want that, you could start with half a clove and add more. Plus, you KNOW i added extra ginger and cayenne to mine
Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing
Prep Time: 5 min
Keywords: food processor appetizer salad healthy vegetarian avocado greek yogurt
Ingredients (approx 1 cup)
- 2 small avocados
- 1/2 c orange juice
- 1/4 c plain 0% Chobani Greek yogurt
- 1 small clove garlic
- 1 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- pinch of salt
Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
Taste and add more ginger if desired.
Add more orange juice if you want a thinner consistency.
Drizzle over your salad and dig in!
Salads are just so pretty! I love it
Do you make your own salad dressings? What’s your favorite kind?