I think Ranch Dressing can make almost anything tasty. In high school I had friends who ate ranch dressing on their pizza. It always looked delicious, but pretty obsene too.
With the warmer weather kicking in (which has been so amazing, I want it to be summer forever) I have been craving lighter food, and eating mostly vegan. It makes me feel awesome. Perhaps I will get super hero powers like in Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
I am participating in a kind of produce share, and getting a box of fresh seasonal veggies and fruits every week. Lately it has been loads of leafy greens, so I have been eating a lot of salads.
I wanted a creamy dressing for my salad, so I thought I would try using avocado in place of mayo and/or sour cream in a ranch dressing. It is really satisfying, and makes eating a huge bowl of lettuce tasty and fun. Yep, I think salad is fun. I must have issues.
Health highlight of avocado: though avocados are higher in fat, it monounsaturated, and people who have higher consumption of these kinds of fats tend to have a lower risk for heart disease and also tend to be slimmer! Avocados are anti-inflammatory and contain lots of healthy antioxidants. They are a good source of carotenoids, and because of the fat content, these nutrients are optimized for absorption!!
- 2 Avocados
- 5 teaspoons Raw Apple Cider (or White Vinegar)
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill (roughly chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Parsley (roughly chopped)
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 tablespoon Fresh Chives (or green onion)
- Salt and Pepper (to taste)
- In the bowl of a food processor, add all the ingredients
- Process until smooth
- Add salt and pepper to taste