We absolutely love a good avocado in our house. Thus this Easy Avocado Sauce and Salad Dressing is a favorite option when we are serving up many of our favorite dishes. It works great alongside some grilled chicken, spinach, and tomato in a mason jar salad, or ideally over a homemade burrito bowl instead of cheese. We are sure you'll love this recipe on your favorite dishes!
Easy Avocado Sauce and Salad Dressing
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While we typically use this on a salad, I am often found drizzling over grilled chicken, tofu, or even just over rice and vegetables. Avocado is one of those healthy fats that we all need to enjoy more in our diets. On Weight Watchers, it is best to weigh the avocado using your digital kitchen scale rather than just using a measurement like ½ avocado, etc. This is due to the fact that avocado comes in varying sizes, and you want the most accurate value possible.
If you want to build a mason jar salad as shown in the pictures, use our great Grilled Lime Tequila Chicken Breasts as a fun addition that beautifully complements the avocado sauce recipe.
Ingredients for Avocado Sauce and Salad Dressing:
4 ounces ripe avocado
½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
⅛ teaspoon garlic
⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit if you prefer less heat)
¼-1/2 teaspoon salt - to taste
Directions for Avocado Sauce and Salad Dressing:
Place all ingredients into blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve within 48 hours.
- 4 ounces ripe avocado
- ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- ⅛ teaspoon garlic
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper (omit if you prefer less heat)
- ¼-½ teaspoon salt - to taste
- Place all ingredients into blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Serve within 48 hours.
Makes 4 Servings
2 SmartPoints per Serving on Weight Watchers FreeStyle, Flex, or Your Way Plan
4 SmartPoints per serving on Weight Watchers Beyond the Scale Plan
168 Calories per 2 tablespoons
As you can see, it's a super easy recipe to make. It is flexible, and delicious when served in a mason jar! We love the combination of two tablespoons of our Avocado Sauce, grilled chicken, cherry tomatoes, and fresh baby spinach. Layer into a jar and save for the next day for lunch. It's just so delicious!
Serve this with grilled chicken, shrimp, or steak. Poured over a homemade burrito bowl it adds just the cream and flavor you want without all the calories. Make for a fast go-to salad dressing that everyone loves. Making this avocado sauce is something you'll want to do on a regular basis to share with your friends and family!
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