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Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing (Keep the pit!)
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Salad dressings are so easy to put together.
You can whisk in a bowl, puree in a blender or shake in a jar. Any of
these methods can be done in 5 minutes or less and you have a
homemade preservative free dressing, great for a salad, marinade or
Traditional salad dressing ratio:
Many salad dressings use an oil and vinegar base.
3 parts oil or fat
1 part vinegar or lemon juice
To that base you can add sweeteners, emulsifiers and add-ins for flavor.
There are so many sweeteners you can use in a salad dressing. We use maple syrup here. Variations include: maple syrup, honey, agave, Stevia, brown sugar and jam.
Emulsifiers make your salad dressing creamy and keep it from separating. While mustard is a very traditional and delicious one, here are a few variations (and you know we love variations!!!): humus, avocado, soaked nuts and mayonnaise.
Herbs, spices and other seasonings create distinctive salad dressings. Minced garlic, ginger, and all kinds of herbs, depending on your dressing and individual liking, may be added to taste. Salt, black pepper, cayenne, soy sauce and sesame oil are just a few that help season the dressing. Herbs from the garden add a special taste.
This is delicious! Instead of oil, we add an avocado. Keep the pit! When you shake the ingredients in a jar, the pit help mix everything easily.
1 avocado, diced plus the pit (helps shake things up)
Juice of a lemon
Maple syrup or sweetener to taste
Pinch of salt and pepper to taste
1/4-1/2 cup water to dressing consistency
Add everything to a mason jar and shake.
To give a great Asian taste, add to recipe:
A little soy sauce, sesame oil and black sesame seeds. Shake to mix.