Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing | 4 Ingredient Paleo Dressing

 

I’m often frustrated by trying to find a salad dressing that is Paleo or even harder yet, Whole 30 approved.  So many salad dressings have soy, vegetable, canola, and even sugar added to them.  I’ve been making my own salad dressings for years using spices from Penseys, so when I began eating Paleo making my own dressings was something I was used to.

I love a good vinegar based dressing, but every now and again I crave a creamy thicker dressing for my salads.  One day after putting a particularly ripe avocado on my salad, the idea for this dressing came to me.

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I love how easy this is to make! I use it to top salads, but also sometimes as a topping for a burger or chicken breast.  The lemon really makes this dressing shine, and the avocado and EVOO add a lot of healthy filling fat and flavor!  Plus it’s only FOUR ingredients!

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I tend to like mine chunky, but if you have time you can easily  blend this using an hand blender which will make it even creamier as well as nice and smooth.  When my husband tried and liked this dressing I knew I had a winner!

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Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing
 
Recipe type: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: Paleo/Whole 30
Serves: 1-3
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Easy 4 ingredient creamy avocado dressing that can be whipped up in a few minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 1 T. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp. Garlic Salt
  • ½ Juice of Lemon
Instructions
  1. Mash ripe avocado into paste like consistency.
  2. Add Garlic Salt, Lemon Juice, and EVOO.
  3. Whisk until blended.
  4. Spoon over salad and enjoy!
  5. Adjust the quantity of ingredients based on how many people you need to serve. I always start out with the smallest amount of oil and adjust from there.
  6. (Add additional avocados to serve more people, and add more oil to make the dressing creamier.)

A few notes:

  • The Garlic Salt I use is a grinder from Trader Joe’s. It’s so full of flavor and also has onion and parsley in it. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you this one works too!
  • Adjust the quantity of ingredients based on how many people you need to serve. I always start out with the smallest amount of oil and adjust from there. (Add additional avocados to serve more people, and add more oil to make the dressing creamier.)
  • The lemon helps to preserve this dressing in the refrigerator but it is best used within a few days. If the lemon is too much for you feel free to use less juice and more oil.

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Now, what do you like on your salad?

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to try it! Just missing a lemon or else I’s try it tonight!

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  2. Well this sounds fantastic! My hubby loves avocados – I may give this a try!

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  3. That is so easy looking and sounds very yummy to compliment a salad!

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  4. This is how I’ve always made mine too, and it’s so good on everything or as a dip!

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  5. You know, I never liked avocados until I tried the 21 Day Sugar Detox last year. Now I can’t get enough!! This looks like a delicious dressing (or quick guacamole!). I’m sure this would be awesome in a baked sweet potato, too.
    Yum! Thanks for posting this paleo dressing recipe. I will keep it handy.

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  6. I really like dishes that can incorporate Avocado. Even if I don’t have a dish, I’ll eat one like an apple.This dressing sound delicious.

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  7. Sounds delicious. I’m always looking for new things for my salad.

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  8. I totally want to make this. I love avocado and never thought to make a dressing. Yummy!

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    Emily Reply:

    I love avocado too!!

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  9. My son wantd to make something similar to this at his technical school.

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    Emily Reply:

    You will have to let me know if he does!!

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  10. I can’t wait to try this! My friend gives me avocados from her tree, and I’m always looking for ways to use them!

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    Emily Reply:

    Bethanie – what a good friend! I’d love to have an avocado tree one day!!

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  11. simple but so delicious, and good for you!! YUM!

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    Emily Reply:

    Exactly!! :)

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  12. Can you tell me where you get your bacon and canadian bacon?

    Is it sugar free? Nitrite free? I would love to know a brand name! Also, can you email me with this info at jewelzht@gmail.com? I just started Whole 30 am finishing day 3 and am so happy to find your recipes!

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