I ran a search and was amazed at how many recipes for avocado salad dressing or vinaigrette contain cilantro. I avoid cilantro in anything but I wanted a good avocado dressing for our dinner salads. Good grief, there are so many seasonings you could add to a dressing, why automatically reach for the cilantro? Not that I have any in my fridge anyway! I could have ventured out on my own but was playing it safe.
The recipe I settled on was one for a green goddess dressing using avocado. Pretty simple, and I did have all of the ingredients on hand except for plain yogurt. I had plain Greek yogurt, close enough. So I was eager to see how tasty I could make a dressing without using the dreaded cilantro.
I scraped the dressing out into a small mason jar, put the lid on and refrigerated it until dinner.
I had a tasty marinara sauce with meatballs in the crockpot for dinner. I’d made a simple side salad with iceberg lettuce, cucumber and cherry tomatoes.
I drizzled the avocado dressing over the salads and topped mine with crushed Fritos. It’s my salad fetish thing, I like to have the crispy bits of Fritos instead of croutons on my salad.
Yum! It was a really nice dressing, with plenty of avocado flavor. The Worcestershire and lemon added a bit of a kick and the basil was a great replacement for all of those people who reached for their cilantro instead. Score! A dressing that was fresh and would last for several days, to garnish several more salads.
Avocado Green Goddess Dressing
A vibrant avocado dressing without cilantro!
- 1 avocado; halved and peeled
- 1 juice of lemon
- 1 clove garlic; grated
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire
- 2 tablespoons green onion; minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
Refrigerate for up to one week.
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