March 7, 2011

Citrus Avacado Dressing {soooo yummy!}

I would like to publicly announce that I, Alex Heater,
{stating your name makes it super official}
Have gone an entire day without chocolate!
trust me...this is a big deal!

spring is quick approaching and I want to feel good about myself,
and more importantly, be healthy!

So today it started!
I'm cutting out added sugar, and yes, that includes chocolate.
It's going to be hard to break my nightly ice cream habit,
but I think I can do it!

I wanted to start off my 'lifestyle change'
{I hate the word diet}
with something new, tasty and most importantly, healthy!

A friend of mine introduced me to an amazing cookbook:
Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health
It's a cookbook full of vegetarian/vegan recipes
and they all sound absolutely delicious!
The one I made tonight was no exception!

Here's the recipe:
  • 1 large ripe avocado, pitted and peeled
  • 1/3 cup orange juice
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro or basil
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Water to thin out if needed
In a food processor, or blender, puree all ingredients together until smooth and creamy. 
 Add a little water to thin it out  if  you feel the dressing is too thick
(or leave it slightly thick and use as a veggie or pita chip dip!) 
Add salt to taste. 
 And viola! Super amazing and delicious
 {not to mention, homemade}
 salad dressing!

And wasn't it easy?!

My hubby made me a delicious salad
{with a veggie burger on top}
and this dressing was so light and refreshing!

Oh, and even better?
It only has 11 calories per tablespoon
That should be enough to convince you to try it :)

Moosewood totally supports buying local, organic produce
and cooking amazing, healthy meals.

I plan to make at least one recipe from this cookbook each week
so check back in!


Darcie Heater said...

Mmmmm, that looks yummy! 11 calories! Going to have to try that one. :)

tess//elizabeth said...

yummmmy, alex! i'll be trying this very sooon!!!

AlexandraRose said...

You both need to try it! You won't be disappointed! Also, I forgot to write that I also added in a teeny bit of honey to make it a little lemon juice was pretty bitter...I'm sure if they were in season you wouldn't need the honey :)

Tyler and Aubrey said...

oh yum. Even at 6am this sounds really good. I'm trying this is weekend! Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

That looks yummy, I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!!

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