All Green Salad with a Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

This Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette is tangy and so flavourful!  Perfect on a simple green salad!  And make it all green for a special St. Patrick’s Day dinner!

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I really love making my own salad dressings because I find them so much more flavourful than the store bought varieties.  That, and I like knowing that the ingredients in my dressings are fresh and from real food.  I know it may seem tedious to make a dressing in addition to making dinner, but I really think the time taken to make one is worth the effort.  Whenever I taste a home made dressing I’m reminded of that.  You just can’t beat fresh.

All Green Salad with a Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

I wanted to make this salad all green just for fun for St. Patrick’s Day.  A little luck o’ the Irish in this dish!  😉  But of course it’s perfect any time of year…feel free to add any veggies that you like: carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, kale

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This  Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette is loaded with flavour and packed full of nutrition.  Avocados are so good for you, as are olive oil, cilantro, garlic, lime juice…healthy and delicious.  My kids said this dressing reminded them of caesar salad…they’re right.

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All Green Salad with Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette

Author Jo-Anna@APrettyLife

Ingredients

Creamy Avocado Vinaigrette:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro
  • juice from 1 small lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar or Sweet Rose Wine Vinegar is really nice
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 2 - 3 tbsp milk more if you think the dressing is too thick
  • 1/2 tsp sugar

All Green Salad:

  • lettuce greens
  • parsley chopped
  • green pepper chopped
  • green onion sliced
  • celery chopped
  • cucumber chopped or sliced

Instructions

  1. In a blender combine all of the ingredients for the salad dressing. Blend until smooth and creamy.
  2. Toss the dressing with the salad greens.
  3. Enjoy!

 

This salad is a perfect side dish to my Three Cheese Bacon Mac & Cheese that I’m sharing over on the Kendall-Jackson blog!  Make sure you head on over to grab this simple & delicious dinner idea!

Three Cheese Bacon Macaroni and Cheese

Have a delicious day!

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I am working with Kendall-Jackson wines to bring you some delicious recipes!  But as always the recipe, my voice, all content, and opinions are mine alone.  Enjoy!

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  • Reply Elaine @ Flavour and Savour March 13, 2016 at 1:55 PM I'm with you on making your own vinaigrettes! Love your recipe for this avocado one.
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