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August 20, 2015

5 Minute Avocado Dip or Dressing

5 Minute Avocado Dip or Dressing

I do like recipes with more than one use and this 5 minute Avocado Dip or Dressing is perfect and as we are all Avocado freaks, anything Avo is always welcome as well.

Looking at the ingredients it is just a plain old guacamole, less chunkier than most, but I still prefer to refer to this recipe as mainly a dip. Add a little more Sour Cream and Olive Oil and you have a delicious dressing which goes with almost any kind of salad.

5 Minute Avocado Dip or Dressing

I served the Avocado as a dip, with various savory crackers, cheeses, as a sauce over burgers, and even covered some grilled chicken with it. Absolutely so versatile, and even though the Cilantro add some taste {and a few speckles !}, it is most definitely the right balance.

The night we had the grilled chicken with the Avocado Dip {or sauce, if you prefer}, I had quite a bit leftover as I made double the batch - totally misjudged the quantity I needed.  Anyhow, I kept the leftover in a well sealed container and the following night we had, as a side, a simple crunchy salad.

As I was about to drizzle over some store-bought dressing, I remembered the Avocado Dip in the refrigerator, and decided to take a chance by adding a little more Sour Cream and some Olive Oil to thin the Dip into a Dressing.

The salad turned out delicious ! Way more than it would have with the store-bought stuff and it took me only about a minute to add and mix in the extra ingredients. Best of all, none had gone to waste, which is definitely a bonus nowadays, with the high prices of fresh produce, and pantry ingredients in general.  Waste not ... want not, hey ?


5 Minute Avocado Dip or Dressing



 1 1/2 cups    {dressing will be slightly more}

INGREDIENTS:

Dip:

2 Avocados, peeled and stoned
1/4 cup Sour Cream
2/3 cup Cilantro Leaves
1 Lime, juice only
Salt, to taste   {optional}

Dressing:

1/4 cup Sour Cream   {extra}
1/4 cup Olive Oil

DIRECTIONS:

1.) Place all the ingredients for the Dip in a blender - blitz until smooth  {you can add the Salt, if using, afterwards}
2.) Add the extra Sour Cream and Olive Oil in step one if you are making a Dressing.

Use immediately or keep chilled in a sealed container for about 2 hours {dip} and up to 2 days for the dressing.

Serve the dip with any kind of salty crackers or cheese wedges - also great on burgers instead of a sauce. The dressing does not have a too powerful flavor and would go perfect with just about any salad.

5 Minute Avocado Dip or Dressing


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4 comments:

  1. This will be perfect for the next get together with friends!

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  2. I am a huge fan of avocados!This recipe sounds perfect for so many things, Linda!

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  3. I am also a BIG lover of avocados, love these ideas!!

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