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Avocado Dressing

Avocado Dressing
Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

It would be hard to establish exactly when Mexican gourmet cooking began. Did it start in the valley of Oaxaca 700 years before Christ? Or did it all begin in 1325 in Tenochtitlan, what is now Mexico City? Regardless of ... Read more

Total time: 10 minutes | Makes 2 cups
Note: Be sure to use good quality olive oil; otherwise the dressing will be bitter. Or use half good quality olive oil and half vegetable oil.
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup olive oil

Step 1Blend the mayonnaise, garlic, onion, lime juice, thyme, salt, pepper, bay leaf, avocado, water and olive oil in a food processor; it should have the consistency of ranch dressing. When ready to serve, pour over a mixed green salad.

Each of 2 tablespoons:
70 calories; 44 mg sodium; 0 cholesterol; 8 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 1 gram carbohydrates; 0 protein; 0.22 grams fiber.
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