Salad with Avocado Dressing

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I confess that I had too much food over the weekend. Gathering with friends and family always require a strong will to control my appetite. And since the Independence Day is on the way, I’d better be good before this weekend arrives.

Salad can always be a good food for you if you carefully choose the right dressing. Since most of the store brand dressings contain stuffs that the body doesn’t need, I try to make homemade dressings as often as I can. I wanted to explore something different to reduce my boredom this time, I made avocado dressing.

Avocados are one of the ‘super foods’ that benefit for health. It has anti-inflammatory properties, helps to protect against liver damage, and is excellent source of healthful fats. Also avocado contains phytonutrients, including carotenoids that may help with numerous health problems like cancers, heart diseases and age-related health issues. So trying to include avocados in a diet could be an excellent idea.

Avocado Salad

1 avocado
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup onion, diced
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
pink salt, pepper
hot sauce or balsamic vinegar (optional)
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Chop some green leaves.

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Add sliced red onion.

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Add some orange. I think orange and avocado are the best match.

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I added some tomatoes but you can skip it.

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Scoop out avocado and put into a food processor.

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Add chopped onion, garlic, coconut milk, honey, lime juice, pink salt and pepper.

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Mix well until it gets smooth. If the dressing is too thick add some more coconut milk. And if you think the sauce is too blend add a dash of some hot sauce. Since I’m allergic to capsaicin I added a couple drops of balsamic vinegar.

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Add some cheese or nuts or both on your salad.

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Drizzle the dressing.

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Yum~

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