Versatile Avocado Dressing

Use this versatile dressing to add flavor and creaminess to tacos or bean and rice bowls. Or use it as a dip for vegetables, a salad dressing, or serve it over pasta or spiralized zucchini. This recipe is also a great way to use cilantro stems! Did you know that cilantro stems have as much flavor as the leaves?!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime (or lemon) juice
  • 1 Anaheim pepper, seeded and cut into large pieces
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, including stems
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste

Instructions

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out pulp and transfer to a blender.
  • Add water, lime juice, pepper, cilantro, garlic, and salt. Process until smooth. Add more water as needed for desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning.
  • Makes about 1 ½  cups. Keeps for up to 1 week in the refrigerator.

Variations

  • Avocado Sauce: Reduce water to ¼ cup or to desired consistency. Substitute fresh jalapeño or canned chopped green chiles to taste for the Anaheim pepper. Or omit.

Nutrition

Serving: 2g