Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing

This avocado salad dressing packs a punch of flavor from the cilantro and lime. It’s full of healthy fat from the avocado and adds a delicious Southwestern twist to any salad!

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

You know, I whined an awful lot about our big move to Nebraska, but secretly I was a little excited. You see, there are so very many Mexican joints out here and y’all know how I feel about a good taco. And enchiladas. And queso. Also, salsa. Homemade tortillas. Freshly fried chips. Hand smashed guacamole.

Oh, sorry. I got a little carried away.

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

Anyway, I’m a fan of Mexican food as you all have probably noticed.

I decided that I need to Mexican-ify my salad dressing. This dressing was super easy to whip up, full of flavor, and is so much healthier than bottled dressings! We all loved this stuff.

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

I just ripped open a bag of lettuce, topped it with some sliced tomatoes, shredded cheddar, and a few slices of juicy chicken. I coated my chicken breasts in a mix of ranch seasoning mix and taco seasoning before cooking them in a bit of olive oil in my cast iron skillet. Perfectly quick and easy lunch for a lazy day at home!

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing

Ingredients:

1 ripe avocado
1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup cilantro
juice of 1/2 lime
1 teaspoon ranch seasoning powder (homemade or storebought)
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh from the skin. Add to a blender along with all of the other ingredients. Blend together until smooth and creamy. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
Keeps in the fridge for 3 days.