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.. 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 Greek yogurt
- 1/2 of a small clove garlic
- 1-2 tsp grated fresh ginger
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
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?