"This fresh and tasty salad dressing is quick to make - it works as a dip too!" — roasteroven
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chopped fresh cilantro
avocados, peeled, seeded and cubed
cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
salt and pepper to taste
I love this recipe! I don't know why the recipe was edited to say the cucumber seeds should be removed. I know the creator of this recipe and she just lightly peels the cucumber and uses the whole thing. She uses more cucumber for a dressing, and less for a dip. When I make it, I use a heaping tablespoon or two of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic because I like that taste better. I love it because I actually enjoy eating raw vegees when I have this to dip them into!!!! I crave it now and have to have some in the fridge all the time.
I thought this dressing was pretty good. I didn't think it was too thick but it did need something. I might put in more garlic next time. The cucumber taste was great and the cilantro really complimented it.
When I first made this, it seemed like it was missing something. But after I let it sit in the fridge a few hours and allowed the flavors to mingle, well... that was pretty much all it needed! Good stuff! :-) In addition to using as a salad dressing, it works great as a spread in a wrap with smoked salmon and sprouts.
I really like this - the cucumber and garlic remind me of a Greek tzaziki sauce. To keep things simple, I just pressed the garlic and threw all of the ingredients in the blender at once. We had it with veggies and fried corn and wheat tortilla chips. Thanks for the recipe!
I'm about to have seconds, this dressing tastes great! Pure and healthy. To give it more kick, I added extra lemon juice and garlic instead of upping the salt content. Yummy on a spinach salad!
I am not a big dressing person when it comes to salads so I wanted something a little different and with a refreshing taste. I love avocados, so this seemed like a perfect dressing for me. Absolutely LOVE IT and agree is a nice dip as well. I did add 2 additional garlic cloves because I like the added bite. From a time preparation perspective, you really don't need to cube the avocados if they are ripe, they blend up with no issues. Would highly recommend this recipe to others.
This is a refreshing alternative to fatty, oil laden salad dressings. It is a very balanced dressing, and you don't have to worry about overdoing it. My only suggestion is that if you are watching your sodium intake, try using Mrs Dash instead. And if you really want to cut calories and fat content, instead of using the 1/3 cup of olive oil, try using almond milk.
Wow! I had to change the recipe a bit because I didn't have any cilantro. I took this idea but substituted about 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint for the cilantro. I also added a bit of plain yogurt. It made a delicious dip/dressing. Thank you for the great idea! Best after being refrigerated over night.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Cucumber-Avocado Salad Dressing
Serving Size: 1/32 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 32
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 37
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