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Homemade Avocado-Jalapeno Salad Dressing

Updated on February 1, 2011
Avocados are delicious and a "good" fat, and make a great base for a flavorful salad dressing.
Avocados are delicious and a "good" fat, and make a great base for a flavorful salad dressing.

Spice Up Your Salad With Homemade Avocado-Jalapeno Dressing

It's a common misconception that salads are always healthy--but once you pour on half a bottle of salad dressing, you might be taking in just as many calories as you would with a burger, as well as consuming unhealthy oils. (Many salad dressings have a canola or vegetable oil base, rather than the much-healthier olive oil base.) Making your own salad dressing at home is a healthier, lower-calorie option, as well as very cheap. This is the first in my line of healthy salad dressings, so be sure to watch for future entries!

INGREDIENTS

1 large ripe Hass avocado

1 medium jalapeno pepper (try a Serrano pepper if you like things really spicy!)

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons lime juice

1 tablespoon mild Dijon mustard (you won’t be able to taste this at all, but it makes a subtle, creamy base)

2 teaspoons dill

1 ½ teaspoons salt

½ cup water

 

PREPARATION

 

1)      Scoop out the avocado and dice it into 1-inch cubes

2)      Cut the jalapeno (or Serrano, if that’s what you’ve picked) lengthwise and use the knife to scrape out the seeds. Then dice into small pieces.

3)      Add avocado and jalapeno to food processor bowl.

4)      Add the cider vinegar, lime juice, mustard, dill and salt.

5)      Put the lid on the food processor and pulse until all the ingredients reach a creamy puree consistency. The dressing will be quite thick at this point.

6)      Slowly add water, pulsing the mixture with the food processor, until the salad dressing thins and becomes pourable.

 

SUGGESTIONS

 

Spicy avocado-jalapeno dressing isn't a flavor you'll find in a bottle! This salad dressing is delicious with mixed field greens, feta cheese, sunflower seeds, and tomatoes. To make it a dinner salad, drizzle chicken with olive oil, sprinkle it with paprika and chili pepper, and then grill it. Slice it up, toss the meat into the greens, and enjoy!

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    • SaffronBlossom profile imageAUTHOR

      SaffronBlossom 

      6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Thank you! I hope you enjoyed it if you ended up making it. :)

    • Bishop55 profile image

      Rebecca 

      6 years ago from USA

      This sounds delicious! I love trying new things! Thanks for sharing.

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      BendiY 

      8 years ago

      This was really good and a great change from the usual. My hubby makes our salad dressings and when I sprung this recipe on him, he really liked it. And he's picky!

    • Christine P Ann profile image

      Christine P Ann 

      8 years ago from Australia

      I love avacados so will definitely give this dressing a try.

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      8 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow! This sounds great. I'm really excited to try it. I wrote a hub recently about the chile peppers, jalopenos being one of them, and this is right along the line of trying something with them that is new. Thanks. I voted this useful/awesome and 'up'.

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      Sharon Douglas 

      8 years ago from GA, United States

      thanks for the recipe good hub.

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