Wednesday, August 31, 2011

For Your Salad

I'm desperately hanging on to the last bit of Summer left. I spent about half of the Summer lying on the couch, due to nausea, so I feel like there's so much that I missed out on that I'm not ready to relent to the impending Fall. 

That, and because Fall here essentially means snow. Last year we had a whole month of pretty Fall weather with the leaves changing colors and everyone kept remarking about what a long and glorious Fall it was. 

Uh, excuse me? A month is a long Fall?

I've lived the vast majority of my life in places where Fall lasts the three months that it's supposed to. You know, places where you can go apple picking and the leaves turn dozens of shades of red, orange and yellow. Places where kids don't have to wear winter jackets over their Halloween costumes because in those places, it doesn't snow every year on Halloween.    

:sigh: There's a lot of things I like about living in Wyoming. The 9 months of Winter is not one of them.

Anyhow. In my efforts to make Summer last a bit longer, while everyone else races for the candy corn and sweaters, I made this yummy dressing:  

In a bowl (or large food processor if you have one handy) combine green salsa, avocado, lemon (or lime!) juice, kosher salt and pepper; breaking down the avocado as you blend it together.

Then add in a bit of mayo and milk to thin it out.

And you have a scrumptious and slightly rustic salad dressing! I don't like large chunks of avocado in my salad so this was a perfect way to get that yummy fresh creamy goodness into my mouth salad.

If you're an avocado fan, you simply must try this.

Avocado Salad Dressing
Yields about 2/3 cup of dressing

1/2 avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup green salsa
1 tbsp. lemon or lime juice
4 tbsp. milk
2 tbsp. mayo
kosher salt and black pepper, to taste

In a bowl or large food processor, combine all of the ingredients. Blend or pulse until all the ingredients combine into a lovely creamy dressing. Chill for at least an hour before serving it over a salad.

1 comment:

  1. Here in Texas, we've got two more months of summer, so I don't mind a few more summer recipes! This looks yummy.


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