Creamy Avocado Dressing
LivFarms’ Creamy Avocado Dressing is a rich and velvety blend that combines the buttery smoothness of ripe avocado with the tangy creaminess of Greek yogurt. The zing of lime juice cuts through the richness, adding a bright, citrusy lift that keeps the dressing from feeling too heavy. Fresh cilantro infuses the dressing with a hint of herbal freshness bringing a slight peppery edge that balances the overall creaminess. This dressing's lush texture and robust flavors make it an excellent match for the hearty, crisp leaves of LivFarms’ Romaine lettuce. To complement this dressing, consider adding ingredients that can match its boldness, such as black beans for earthiness, corn for sweetness, and cherry tomatoes for a juicy pop of acidity. A sprinkle of cotija cheese or toasted pepitas could also add a delightful crunch and saltiness while rounding out the salad into a fulfilling delicious meal.
- 1 avocado, ripe
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- Scoop out the flesh of 1 ripe avocado and place it in a blender or food processor.
- Add ¼ cup Greek yogurt to the blender.
- Pour in 2 tablespoons of lime juice and 2tablespoons of olive oil.
- Add 1 clove of minced garlic to the mixture.
- Incorporate 2 tablespoons of fresh chopped cilantro.
- Season the dressing with salt and pepper to taste.
- Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Taste the dressing and adjust salt, pepper, or lime juice as needed.
- Transfer the dressing to a container and refrigerate until ready to use.
Cilantro, also known as coriander leaves, has a distinct citrusy and slightly peppery flavor. Its bright and aromatic taste adds a refreshing quality to dishes. In this dressing, cilantro plays a crucial role in enhancing the overall flavor profile with its vibrant and herbaceous notes. When combined with the creamy texture of avocado, the cilantro contributes a delightful freshness that complements the richness of the dressing, making it a perfect match for LivFarms lettuce salads. Cilantro is not only a flavorful herb but also a nutritious one. It contains essential vitamins such as A, C, and K, along with minerals like potassium and manganese. Cilantro is known for its potential anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Additionally, it may help with digestion and detoxification. Incorporating cilantro into your diet through dishes like the Creamy Avocado Dressing not only enhances taste; but also offers a range of potential health benefits, making it a valuable addition to a wholesome salad.