So now that you know how to cut an avocado, let’s put it to good use! This dressing is creamy and fabulous. It’s a bit reminiscent of a Green Goddess dressing. The creamy avocado pairs nicely with the buttermilk, and a bit of basil makes it fresh and summery. There’s a little kick to it from the pepper and raw garlic to give it some sparkle. I used this on my favorite meal, taco salad, but this would also be great as just a standard creamy dressing and would go well with grilled vegetables or chicken as well.
Makes about 1 cup
Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens (June 2013)
- 3/4 cup low-fat buttermilk
- 1/2 avocado
- 5-6 basil leaves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp dry mustard
- 1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper
- 1 garlic clove, minced
Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning as necessary.