Green Diva Dressing

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by Nancy Newcomer

Green Diva Salad Dressing

If you’re looking for a salad dressing that’s creamy, dairy free and super amazing, then look no further!  Living in Santa Barbara avocado country has it’s advantages and I’m very pleased that my experimenting has paid off. I’ve made variations of this recipe since last year and after a little more tweeking, I’ve found my favorite combination of ingredients that taste the best and provide a beautiful color and a  silky, creamy texture. I guarantee that every time you serve this, everyone will be asking about it~their biggest surprise: it’s dairy-free! You’ll love how easy this is to make and, believe it or not, the dressing  remained fresh and green for  3-4 days after.  It’s also fabulous as a dip for fresh veggies. Enjoy!

1  ripe avocado

1/3 of a peeled cucumber

1 celery stalk

1 lacinato kale leaf

5-7 fresh basil leaves

1-2 fresh garlic cloves, peeled

1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar

Juice from 1/2 a lemon

2 TB olive oil

1 pinch kosher salt

1 pinch black pepper

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor, whirl until fully blended and creamy.  Pour over green salad and toss–enjoy!  You can tweek the amount of lemon juice or vinegar to make more or less tangy. This dressing comes out very thick. You can always add a little coconut milk or water to make it thinner.



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Stacey May 17, 2013 at 6:10 PM

I thought rice vinegar was not ok to use. I read this on the app or in the book.


Nancy Newcomer May 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

I use it-not sure what you’re referring to.


Carol July 24, 2013 at 8:57 AM

Rice vinegar is OK on phase 1, but not on the other two phases. Any other vinegar is fine for phases 2 and 3.


Kay Marovich July 13, 2013 at 7:13 PM

What is 1 lacinato?


Nancy Newcomer July 13, 2013 at 7:49 PM

It is a type of kale–otherwise know as “Dinosaur” or “Tuscan” Kale–really you can use any kind of kale–if you can’t find it, leave it out and it still tastes great. I put it in for a little extra green :) NN


Liz Creech July 15, 2013 at 6:37 AM

By chance do you have the nutrition facts on this dressing?


Nancy Newcomer July 15, 2013 at 7:31 AM

No-but it’s FULL of great stuff :) NN


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