Thursday, August 21, 2008

No Croutons Required Challenge-- Creamy Avocado Dressing!

I took a leap the other day and entered a food blogging “contest”.

I have been reading No Croutons Required since its inception this past February and have found an incredible amount of inspiration (and recipes!) in this vegetarian food blog challenge.

August’s theme is Salad Dressings and, since I love my Creamy Avocado Dressing so, I decided to enter it into the fray. But the other 14 challengers have contributed some awesome-sounding recipes (I’ve already copied three to use in the immediate future) as well.

*Exported from MasterCook *

Creamy Avocado Dressing

Recipe By: Vicci

Servings: 6

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic -- increase to 2 teaspoons for a real garlicky punch!

6 ounces avocado -- chopped (approximately an 8-ounce avocado minus pit and peel)

1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt

2 tablespoons (or more) skim milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper

In a blender or small food processor, process all of the ingredients until creamy. Taste and adjust for seasonings. Add more skim milk if a thinner texture is desired.

If not using immediately, this will keep, in a tightly-covered glass container, for 3 or 4 days. "Fruit Fresh" can be added (about 1/2 teaspoon) to prevent darkening.

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Per serving: 46 Calories (kcal); 3g Total Fat (1g saturated); (59% calories from fat); 2g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Cholesterol; 106mg Sodium

Food Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates

Okay, wanna get hungry? Go to the list of salad dressings at No Croutons Required

read, drool, whip up a few, and then and vote for your favorite!


Nikki Miller-Ka said...

I like your avocado dressing too. I used it yesterday on a salad!

Kitchen Queen Victoria said...

Thanks Nikki. I made some the other day and have been using it to dip veggies into as I make dinner (beats cheese crackers! Mostly...). :D