Simply Healthy Family: Honey Dijon Avocado Dressing #RecipeRedux

23.5.15

Honey Dijon Avocado Dressing #RecipeRedux



You can skip the salad dressing aisle at the grocery store from now on, I've got some big news for you. Making your own salad dressings and dips are so ridiculously simple and taste so much better that you'll be kicking yourself for buying the jarred stuff. If simplicity and taste haven't convinced you, how about the cost? Pennies on the dollar. You can make several different types of dressings and dips to suite your cravings using stuff you most likely already have in your fridge and cupboard.































This month over at Recipe Redux we are focusing on home made staples that you usually or used to buy from the grocery store. I've been making my own dressings, dips and marinades for as long as I can remember.

a) because it infuriated my when I had to throw away half used bottles of marinades or dressings meant for a salad I made seldomly.

b) I started reading the ingredient list on the back of the bottles and it scared the crap out of me.

and c) and I'm totally serious, home made dressings taste 1000 times better than any bottled up stuff.





























TIME          5 MINUTES             YIELDS        2 CUPS




INGREDIENTS




1 cup Plain, Fat Free Greek Yogurt

1/2 of an avocado

1/2 cup Whole Grain, Dijon Mustard

1/4 cup local, *unfiltered, Raw honey

1/2 lemon, juiced

pinch of salt





In a small food processor ( I love my hand controlled one for stuff like this!) blend all ingredients till smooth and creamy. Use as a dip for veggies (great for parties) or as a salad dressing.







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28 comments:

  1. Homemade dressing tastes so much better than store bought! Thanks for this recipe!

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  2. Homemade is definitely the way to go. Best to know what is in your food! Great group of recipes!

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  3. Looks lovely. They're so easy to make and reduce waste/need to recycle bottles. I must make my own more!

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  4. We are huge fans of avocado, esp. in dressing. This looks so fresh and creamy.

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  5. This looks amazing & i love adding avocado to pretty much everything!

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  6. How many ways can I scream yes to this one!! Love!

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  7. I love making my own dressings and dips! The fun part is customizing (I like the taste of mustard, so I add extra, where my sister would probably omit it!)

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  8. I love making my own dressings! they taste so much better! This looks so tasty!

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  9. I make a lot of my own vinaigrettes, but haven't gone the creamy route (not that I buy the creamy dressings either - just normally not my thing!). But yours looks delish! Def gonna give it a try!

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  10. Homemade tastes so much better than store bought!

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  11. I love seeing avocado and dijon recipes. Your recipe looks soooo good.

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  12. What a great idea to add avocado!

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  13. Amen for homemade dips and dressings! Although I admit I rarely "make" a dressing--I just drizzle on some oil, drizzle on some vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper, toss, taste, and adjust. That never gets me a creamy dressing like yours, though, so I appreciate the recipe!

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    1. That's usually what I do too Jill. 😊

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  14. Love that this is made with Greek yogurt. Looks great.

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  15. Such beautiful flavors! I love making my own salad dressings so this one is going into my must try recipes. Sounds soooo good!

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  16. You had me at honey, dijon, and avocado!!! Yum-this looks so good, and I love the hint of sweetness. Cheers to making your own dressing!!

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  17. Anonymous7/05/2015

    thank you for including the pictures with your recipes. For someone who is new to the world of healthy cooking...or just cooking in general, I really appreciate it! Other pages I have seen only include the recipe or perhaps a small picture of what the final product is "suppose" to look like. It's like reading a computer manual. So, please keep the pictures rolling! It really helps to know that what I'm looking at is what it is suppose to look like...or that I was WAY off track. BTW - the almond oat cookies - YUMMMM I'm going to try to deviled eggs now. Next time, the coconut cake.

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  18. I love sauces and dressings!! Plus dijon is a great flavor in them!

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  19. Agreed, homemade dressings taste so much better than bottled. I could totally make this vegan and eat the entire recipe.

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  20. Yeessss, it's so true! The dressings you can by are full of... I don't know! Much better to know a couple of stunning dressings. Most of them are easy to whip up anyway! Love this one too :D

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  21. LOVE the colors and love the recipe! Seriously, pops right out of my screen and I want to slurp it all up!

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  22. Homemade dressings are so much better than store bought and so quick and easy to make. This one looks great!

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  23. Yummy! I love avocado! :-)

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  24. I never buy dressings anymore, homemade tastes SO MUCH better, it's almost shocking how much. I love dijon, this looks so delicious!

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  25. Homemade dressings are just so much better, they can't compare to store bought ones.

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