CREAMY AVOCADO CITRUS SALAD DRESSING – NO CREAM, NO OIL!

This was an amazing dish that my family loved. I made a few adjustments to it – outcome restuarant quality. I grilled shrimp with a little butter and garlic and added the shrimp on top of the salad. It was amazing. Also on a side note, my husband is not a big fan of melons so for his portion I substituted it with tangerine slices.
 
I actually changed up the dressing recipe and added red wine instead of the vinegar removed the clove garlic and just used cayenne pepper. It was definitely a keeper… I would try it again!
 

 
CREAMY AVOCADO CITRUS SALAD DRESSING – NO CREAM, NO OIL!
 
INGREDIENTS
 
1 ripe avocado
1/4 c apple cider vinegar
1/4. c. honey
3 T. lime juice
1 clove garlic
1/4 c. cilantro
1/2 small jalepeno (or your preference)
1/4 c. water or more, to thin to preference
Salt and pepper, to taste
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
Add all to food processor or blender and whiz up about a minute or until smooth and creamy. Add a drizzle of water (for salad dressing) to make it thinner. Keep it thicker to spoon on top of fish or chicken or pasta.
 

ARUGULA SALAD RECIPE

This is a great salad and is so simple to make. And just in time for summer when the farmer’s market is in full swing! I used normal tomatoes because I didn’t have cherry tomatoes on hand and used toasted the pine nuts to bring out the flavor. I also added cranberries, which I think are a must. The sweetness compliments with the spicy/bitter arugula. My one last suggestion to let this salad sit for a few minutes. It tastes better that way. This is a keeper. I’ll definitely make it again.
 
ARUGULA SALAD RECIPE
 
INGREDIENTS
 
1 small avocado
1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice (or a combination of both would also be lovely!)
1 handful cilantro
1 green onion, use the white portion and 1 inch of the green
1 small shallot
1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
tiny squirt of liquid stevia (I always order my mine through iherb.com, you can use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 off your first order)
 
INSTRUCTIONS
 
Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.