Healthy Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

Delicious! Avocado Lime Dressing

 

This Creamy Avocado Dressing is Vegan, Keto, Paleo, and takes just 5 minutes to put together! It is healthy, delicious, and great on any salad!

My other favorite thing about this creation? It has so many different uses! You can use it as a dressing, dip, pasta sauce, as a mayo replacement in sandwiches, burgers, and on any salad your heart desires. You can also switch it up if you like: add extra garlic cloves, swap out the parsley and use cilantro instead, and even add your own flair with additional seasonings (cayenne could give it a delicious kick).

This dressing came about because avocados are my favorite food. I can’t live without them! And I’m not alone - Avocados are the BOMB one of those foods loved by almost anyone! You can add them to tacos, chopped on salad, smoothies, sliced on bread or crackers, raw pies and desserts, eat as guacamole, and they make everything taste richer and creamier!

Yet this love is relatively new to me. Growing up in Poland during communism, there was hardly anything in the grocery store. We could get only oranges or bananas for Christmas. You can imagine that I didn’t have the opportunity to try avocados.

I was introduced to the lovely green fruit for the first time after I moved to the US. As with some love affairs, my first impression wasn’t the best – it was so different than what I was used to and I didn’t like the texture very much. It wasn’t until I became vegan that I totally fell in love with this magical, sent-from-heaven food.

 

 

Avocados are famous for their buttery texture and taste (a quality we vegans and raw foodies are grateful for!!!!). This buttery quality comes from the “good” monounsaturated fats they contain. Specifically, the fat called oleic acid helps to lower total cholesterol count significantly. Avocado’s oleic acid improves your cardiovascular system in addition to giving you vitamin B6 and folic acid, which control homocysteine levels that, once in balance, lower your risk of heart disease. They are also rich in vitamin K and have 30% more potassium than bananas. Total Super Food!!!

What I find the most intriguing about avocados is that they are extremely high in fiber. Fiber helps digestion and helps regulate blood sugar as well as get rid of used hormones. Avocados contain the antioxidant “glutathione,” which boosts your body’s immune system and contributes to keeping your nervous system healthy. This fruit is rich, and distinctly yet subtly flavored, with a smooth, almost creamy texture. It is one of the most versatile foods and is easily used in both savory and sweet dishes. I use it to make shakes, raw soups, raw desserts, smoothies, raw ice creams, salads, sushi, and even to simply sliced and served raw over crackers.

And so of course, all this love brought me to the creation of my delicious Avocado Lime Dressing! The first time I made this dressing, while it was absolutely delicious, it was also way too thick (a common mistake). It came out more of a dip, and while we all enjoyed the taste, I knew I needed to make another one with few changes. Now it is one of the best dressings I’ve ever tried.

One of my favorite things about this avocado dressing is the creaminess. Seriously - you’d think there is Greek yogurt in this. Or that I hit a “make extra creamy” button! However - that’s all thanks to the beautiful and natural texture of the avocado. Lots of healthy fats, lots of delicious flavors, and LOTS of creaminess. That’s definitely my new favorite word.

Whatever you do, TRUST ME, try this. It’s so filled with flavors I’m going to bet just about everyone will love it! Most especially, please, don’t leave the lime out. Lime prevents the dressing from oxidation and going dark but also the acid from the lime helps brings out an amazing depth of flavor.

Make it, pour it over any and everything, and of course - eat all the salads you love with this dressing.

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Avocado Lime Dressing Recipe

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: salad dressing
Author: Angie

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 cup cashew milk or water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled

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