Recipe: Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing [VEGAN] [RAW] [GLUTEN-FREE] [NUT-FREE]

A common misconception of veganism is that we eat nothing but salads for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That seriously could not be further from the truth. With an abundance of breads, grains, pastas, and potatoes to eat, salads usually end up being last on my list of things I actually want to eat.

Despite having a variety of delicious, cruelty-free things to eat, the health benefits of a bowl of leafy greens is undeniable. In recent weeks (and as a direct result of my frequent attendance at my local yoga class) I've made more of an effort to eat a big salad for at least one of my meals a day. Funny how you eat better when you're exercising regularly!

Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing | @diningwithdevyn

Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing | @diningwithdevyn

In order for me to truly enjoy a salad, it has to contain avocado. So much avocado that I get a taste of it in every bite. Being the avocado fiend that I am, I figured just making a salad dressing out of avocado was probably the best way to go, and that's how this awesome recipe was born.

It's super simple, fits into a raw diet, and caters to people with allergies. It's gluten-free, nut-free, and oil-free, making it healthy and super yummy. With only four ingredients  (five including water) , it's an easy homemade recipe that your family and friends will love.

Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing | @diningwithdevyn

Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing | @diningwithdevyn

Ingredients

-1 ripe avocado

-juice of half a lemon (or juice of two limes)

-2 tbs of water (plus more to thin it out if necessary)

-salt to taste

-pepper to taste

Scoop out avocado from the skin and place in blender. Squeeze in juice of half a lemon, being careful to remove any seeds that fall in. Add in two tablespoons of water, salt, and pepper to taste. Blend until smooth. You may need to add more water to make it more of a salad dressing consistency. Serve over a firmer leafy green (like romaine or kale) as it is a heavier salad dressing.