Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cucumber Avacado Dressing

I've had one of those night where I just wanted to get things done - ha! I decided to make a couple recipes that will last most of the week. This is one that our Cat Food Coach, Hardy, told us about. It's wonderful because it can be used as a salad dressing or a dip for veggies!

Cucumber Avocado Dressing

1/3 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3/4 fresh cilantro, chopped
2 avocados, peeled/seeded/cubed
1 large cucumber, peeled/seeded/cut into chunks
1/4 lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Puree the olive oil and garlic in blender until smooth. Add the cilantro, avocado, cucumber, and lemon juice. Puree again until smooth, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

*Notes: I pressed my garlic because I hate chopping garlic. I eyeballed my cilantro because I'm good like that. I just mushed my avocados out of their skins, because them puppies are getting pureed anyway. And I have no idea how to seed a cucumber, so those bad-boys went in there, too! Also, I didn't add any salt or pepper because I thought it tasted pretty scrumptious without it. AND, I used my absolutely fantastic KitchenAid Immersion Blender to do this.... super easy.

This recipe says it yields about 4 cups. I had enough for a snack container to take to work, and this pint. Approximately 3 cups after I splattered some all over the kitchen - gotta love blending. I also love any recipe that can be stored in a Mason jar. They're one of my favorite things in life :)

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