Here’s another “tried it and liked it” recipe! If you like avocados then this dressing is for you! The hubby absolutely LOVED this dressing! I stumbled upon this recipe on good ole’ Pinterest. Each week I make a conscious effort to prepare salads and other healthy options for lunch and dinner. I have been searching for different homemade salad dressings to try and this was one of the first ones I found. In my husband’s words this dressing was “restaurant quality”. In our town that is not an insult. We are lucky to live in a city where many of the restaurants are not chains and pride themselves on preparing everything from condiments, dressing, and bread from scratch. Our restaurants do not discount the side items. Over the past 2 years I’ve tried to also have this mindset. Why not make fresh hamburger buns to go with the hand crafted patties? Why not make my own butter? This quest has led me through many failures but also has yielded many successes. 🙂
Jen over at carlsbadcravings.com is the author of this delicious and refreshing dressing!
The original recipe includes suggested salad toppings to create a Southwest Pepper Jack Salad which I have not tried yet, but plan to!
Original Recipe HERE!!!
- 1 small avocado, peeled and sliced
- 1 small jalapeno, seeded, deveined and roughly chopped
- 1 clove garlic, peeled
- 1/4 cup loosely packed cilantro
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup smooth salsa
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar*
- juice from 1 lime
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika (I didn’t use this)
- hot sauce to taste (I used Tabasco)
BLEND IT ALL UP!!!