Thick, creamy and full of flavor, this Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing recipe will take your salad to the next level. It’s gluten-free, vegan, paleo and ready in minutes!
**Post and photos updated 1/14/16**
There are days when you feel like getting a little fancy and cooking a nice warm dinner and there are days when you just don’t have the energy to anything but pull some leftovers from the fridge, chop them up and throw them over a big bowl of greens and call it a night. Am I right?!
The good news is, there’s nothing wrong with salad for dinner. In fact, it’s one of my favorite ways to clean out the fridge! The problem often lies in the dressing. Store-boughtt dressing, while convenient, isn’t always the healthiest choice. They’re often loaded with weird ingredients, added sugars, etc.
But, as we all know, a good dressing can really take your salad to the next level! So that’s why it’s good to have a few recipes like this in your back pocket! Dressing recipes that you can whip up in about 60 seconds that are made with simple ingredients and packed with flavor.
This one is for all of you avocado lovers. It’s perfect for adding some healthy fats to your meal and a great way to use up ripe avocados if you’re not in the mood for homemade guac! It’s super thick and creamy- without any cream- which makes it great for coating every bite of salad! However, if you prever a thinner, more pourable dressing, you can just add a little extra liquid!
Ready to whip up a batch of your own? Here’s how you make it:
Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing
Thick, creamy & flavorful, this Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing will take your salad to the next level. It's gluten-free, vegan, paleo & ready in minutes!
- 1 large or 2 small avocados
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- juice and zest from 1 lemon
- 1 - 2 tsp freshly grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, optional
- splash of maple syrup or honey for sweetness, optional
- Combine first 5 ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth.
- Taste and add sweetener if desired.
- For a thinner dressing, add additional citrus juice or water until desired consistency is reached.
Like I mentioned, you can adjust the sweet or spicy factor by adding cayenne pepper or a splash of sweetener if desired. I like mine with extra cayenne and no sweetener 🙂