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Creamy Avocado Dressing


Creamy Avocado Dressing

Serves: 4

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: Laura from Australia (Body2Mind)
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This rich and creamy dressing contains just five ingredients and comes together in minutes. It also works well as a dip. The healthy fat in the avocados helps you to absorb more of the nutrients from the vegetables in your salad. Avocados are also a good source of fiber, folate, vitamin K, and vitamin C.

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Ingredients:

2 ripe avocados, peeled, pitted and chopped
2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
2-3 small shallots, according to taste
1/4 cup white wine vinegar

Instructions:

Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy.

You can modify amounts of shallot and non-dairy milk to adjust taste and consistency.

Note: Unlike most fruits, avocados start to ripen only after they are picked. Unripe, firm and green fruit can take four to five days to ripen. A ripe avocado yields to gentle pressure but is still firm. If your avocado is ripe before you are ready to eat it, it can be refrigerated to slow down the ripening process.

Calories 143; Protein 4 g; Carbohydrates 9 g; Sugars 1 g; Total Fat 10.9 g; Saturated Fat 1.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 14 mg; Fiber 5.8 g; Beta-Carotene 43 ug; Vitamin C 7 mg; Calcium 35 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Folate 64 ug; Magnesium 30 mg; Potassium 397 mg; Zinc 1.4 mg; Selenium 0.5 ug

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Ziggy1

10/19/2012 07:11 PM

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Five stars! Delicious on everything - salads and steamed veg alike!

amyan

10/19/2012 08:51 PM

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I modified this recipe because I never have any milks on hand.
So I used some cashews and water one time and raw almond butter and water another time.
I really love it on everything too - my raw kale salad, my steamed veggie bowls, etc.
5 stars from me too but maybe I don't have permission to add stars - it just says no rating and I don't know why.
This comment was last edited on 10/19/2012 08:52 PM

mollyjackson82

11/28/2012 09:38 AM

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AMAZING!!!!!

Kbuckey

12/01/2012 12:10 PM

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I made a salad with this dressing and even my non-ETL husband and teenage sons liked it. This one is a keeper.

MargieM

12/25/2012 10:23 PM

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Mildly tangy, creamy, delightful. Really easy to make too. I used balsamic instead of wine vinegar.

body2mind

01/25/2013 06:28 AM

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Thanks for the feedback I noticed this featured as a recipe for the day as well - so proud it's my one and only invented recipe.

Vlkobilke

01/26/2013 12:57 AM

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This recipe is amazing! Thanks for posting it! So yummy! I didn't have white wine vinegar so I used rice vinegar
This comment was last edited on 01/26/2013 12:58 AM

kellye99

01/28/2013 08:17 PM

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So sorry. This was a total bust for me. I was thinking/hoping I misread the amount of white wine vinegar or that the other commenters would have some modification ideas (maybe I'll try balsamic vinegar). The white wine vinegar was overpowering. I added an extra avocado and 3X the amount of soy milk. No dice.

body2mind

01/29/2013 08:20 PM

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Hey Kellye99 sorry it wasn't too your taste did you use white vinegar or white wine only asking because in Australia we can things different names. I am not sure if you still liked the taste but I guess you could try a tbs of white wine vinegar if you are not keen on the strong taste otherwise it may not be for you. I am looking for more salad dressing ideas so if you have any I would love to know.

hbielich

05/09/2013 09:06 PM

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It was ok. I was looking for a little more zing though. It was just a little too mild for me. Maybe I'll try it with some balsamic next time.

ghammond

06/17/2013 12:39 PM

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I had to use balsamic vinegar instead of white wine. This is one of my new favorite dressings. Yummy

frenchgal

08/23/2013 03:00 PM

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Had all the ingredients on hand. Gave it a try and it really is great. I added just a tad more unsweetened almond milk and white wine vinegar to make it drip a little more on the salad. Didn't hurt the flavor and it's just awesome!

amdyckman

09/30/2013 03:00 PM

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I don't really like the taste of nutritional yeast but I thought the other ingredients would mask the flavor. It didn't ! I also found it to be extremely thick and had to adjust with extra almond milk. Still too thick so I ended up adding an additional cup of water to reach the pouring consistency I wanted. Perhaps my avocados were too large. Not my favorite dressing.

Jeffk24

11/27/2013 02:54 PM

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Very good but not amazing. I've had other avocado dressings that were better. Would make it again with less onion and less vinegar because those flavors overpowered the avocado

Toneka

02/10/2014 03:20 PM

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WOW!!! I made this exactly to recipe and was very pleasantly surprised. Very smooth and creamy. I used very ripe avocados which may explain the perfect consistency. Might try a flavored vinegar in the future for variety, but this would also be great as a dip.

joycekaufman

02/18/2014 05:27 PM

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Didn't make it yet but I like all the ingredients that go into it. Im going to give mine a kick with garlic powder and some orange juice. I know, im weird but I like orange juice in my salads and dressings.:-)

Holly

02/19/2014 12:30 AM

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It looks like a great recipe. Eager to try it!

raulchacon

02/19/2014 05:48 AM

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Been dying to find the right dressing this sounds like the one for me!!!!!

ssumal

02/24/2014 04:07 PM

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Can somebody pls. tell me, for how many days we can keep this in refrigerator after making once!!!!Thx

joette0502

05/28/2014 12:54 PM

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I have kept it in the fridge for almost 2 weeks. It turns a tad brown on top so keep it air sealed. I put a couple of the avocado pits in the dip after I make it and that helps keep it fresher too.
I make this dip all of the time to use with cucumbers and peppers and Triscuits....love it! I only use half the vinegar because it is very strong.
I have shared this recipe with all of my friends! :)

Mrsdamas

12/05/2017 03:17 PM

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I have noticed that the serving sizes are NOT listed with not only this recipe, but with all of the recipes. How should the serving sizes for Dr. Furhman's recipes be determined? 

This comment was last edited on 12/05/2017 03:19 PM

Johncgandy

10/17/2018 07:16 PM

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This dressing is delicious, but even though I used four times the non dairy milk, it was thick and creamy, like a pudding. Dr Fuhrman uses this recipe in his Quick and Easy Cookbook, and calls it “Quick Avocado Dressing”, so the pudding texture caught me by surprise. Definitely delicious!