Hey all you sauce lovers of the internet! ????
I am just popping in quickly today to share this avocado cilantro dressing / sauce / lover of my soul before heading out into the busy work day to do all those bloggery things that are so secretive and mysterious.
What do bloggers even do, anyways?
To tell you the truth, we primarily take naps and watch Netflix.
No no no, I’m kidding. Don’t hate me. There are so many exciting and busy blog things going on right now – right now as in things I need to do TODAY – like working on a big writing and video project for a big brand (!), meeting at the studio with the team who will help with our first ever food photography workshop in September (!!), finalizing the new site design that will go live this fall (!!!), attending a social sharing webinar about maximizing the potential of your images (????????)… okay, the webinar is more of a I’m A Nerd statement, but still. You get it. Lots of things are happening. Fall energy is around the corner and I can feel it.
So what to actually make for dinner when you have lots of good, exciting, and/or nerdy things going on (back to school rush, anyone?) and suddenly it’s 6pm – or in my case, 8pm, because I struggle – and you realize that you made no plans for food whatsoever but you and your people are bordering on dangerously hangry?
Answer: put these seven things in your food processor and turn it on.
The key here is Five Minute.
Well, also, Avocado Cilantro.
Well, okay, fine – it’s actually a tie. You really need both the quick and easy and the flavor/texture components in order to be able to appreciate this dressing wonder.
This dressing is my food life coming full circle during busy times of the year because it’s everything I love (I still find it hard to believe that there are some of you out there in the world who don’t like cilantro – are you guys all just LYING?) and better yet: it can go with, on, over, between, around, in, and under every other food that I love and/or might happen to find while cleaning out the fridge. Salads, roasted vegetables, rice bowls, chicken, you name it. This is a one-stop shop for an easy what’s-in-the-fridge dinner when you’ve got about two seconds until the collective hangryness in the house becomes all too real.
In case you were thinking: isn’t this kind of like the Magic Green Sauce?
Uh, hmmm. Gosh, how do I say this? Yes. Reeeally similar to the Magic Green Sauce in some regards. Also similar to that addictingly delicious sauce that goes on the slaw for the shrimp tacos. And pretty close to that healthy pesto I made here and another walnut pesto I made yesterday. How can you guys even read this blog? I’ve relegated it to one giant food diary about green sauces.
I guess the difference between this and all the others is that this one – being that it’s a dressing – is tricked out specifically for drizzling over salads (and other stuff that you might happen to find needing a little extra zing).
It’s your salad’s best friend.
And if you and I are as food twinsies as I think we might be, it’s also going to be the best friend of your cilantro-avocado loving heart.
Final note: I have a recipe coming up next week that will use this dressing YET AGAIN. Yes. No such thing as too much of a good dressing. If you love yourself, you’ll have it ready and waiting in the fridge for when I return for you next week. ♡
- half an avocado
- ¼ cup Greek yogurt
- ½ cup water (more as needed to adjust consistency)
- 1 cup cilantro leaves and stems
- 1 small clove of garlic
- ½ teaspoon salt
- a squeeze of lime juice
- Pulse all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth. Voila!
PS. Might I recommend that you try it on this Spicy Southwestern Salad? YAAAS. ????