Light and Creamy Avocado Buttermilk Salad Dressing

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Who Says Creamy Salad Dressings Are Fattening!

I have a friend who eats her salads sans dressing. I watch her take bite after bite of fresh, crunchy lettuce and wish I could follow her example. After all, I’d save a few calories.

As much as it pains me to say, I have to have my salads and veggies dressed to the nines. A salad without some form of dressing or vinaigrette is just plain wrong. The creamier – the better!

Buttermilk is naturally low in fat and creamy in texture, so it seemed like the perfect match for the very ripe avocado sitting on the counter. While it’s true that avocados are higher in fat, the fat is a healthy fat, so I didn’t feel the least bit guilty when I chopped it into the blender.

After the addition of some spicy garlic, onions and a dash of Dijon mustard, my dressing was ready for the table and the colorfully sweet carrots waiting on my plate.

Happy cooking!

Light and Creamy Avocado Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Light and Creamy Avocado Buttermilk Salad Dressing

Light and Creamy Avocado Buttermilk Salad Dressing
 
Ingredients
  • 1 small avocado
  • ⅔ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup low fat 1 % milk
  • 2 tablespoons onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
Instructions
  1. Blend ingredients until smooth and chill for 30 minutes to blend flavors.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: Serving Size 2 tablespoons/12 servings

What’s good for me in this dish?

Avocado contains vitamin K, fiber, potassium, folate and vitamins B6 and C. Avocados contain a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, that could lower cholesterol. The potassium in avocados help lower blood pressure. The folate promotes heart health.

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 66
Total Fat: 4.03g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 17mg
Total Carbs: 2.71g
Dietary Fiber: 2.20g
Sugars: 1.06g
Protein: 1.20g

Weight Watchers Points 2

Nutrition details obtained from whfoods.org, nutritiondata.com, about.com, and abouthomecooking.com.

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Comments

  1. kateiscooking says

    Exactly what I’ve been looking for!!! We set a goal of eating avocados every week because of all their health benefits and this is one of the ways I envisioned. Thanks!! Kate @kateiscooking

  2. says

    That dressing looks great! Love the color of it and because of baking quite frequently I always have buttermilk hanging out that I don’t know what to do with so this recipe would certainly help :o)

  3. says

    I just can’t eat salad without dressing, and your dressing looks and sounds delicious! It almost reminds me of a green goddess dressing…I haven’t thought of that in years!!! I love buttermilk dressing, this is going on my too do list!

  4. says

    Yum – two of my favourite ingredients – buttermilk and avocado. I’ve never put them together before but I will definitely be trying this recipe.

  5. says

    Thanks for linking this up. Seeing it again, is giving me the impetus, to make it, this week.

    With it on my blog, only makes it easier, for me to make these recipes.

    You have really good food, here.

    • says

      I have to say I’m back on the WW bandwagon for a few weeks. Once the scale creeps up past 5 pounds, I watch it for a bit. Keep me posted on your progress. I love the program. My coworker just lost 40 pounds and is happy as a clam. :)

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