Healthy Homemade Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing Recipe
We are finally having some beautiful spring weather here. When we have nice weather I eat a lot more salad. I tend to eat the same salad combos but like to mix it up with different salad dressings. This smooth and creamy avocado dressing is pretty amazing. I like it on green salad, pasta salad or even a corn and bean salad. Hope you enjoy it too.
Blend everything in a blender
or food processor
until smooth and creamy. Add just a bit of water if you would like the dressing a little thinner. I do! Then adjust the salt.
This makes about 1/2 cup or so (give or take). Depends if you like it a little thicker or not. It should last 2-3 days in the fridge – the flavor changes a bit. Of course you can double the recipe and adjust it to your taste if you tend to like it more or less with the acidity of the lemon/vinegar.
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One of our favorite summer meals is cool pesto pasta. When we have it, I use homemade pesto. It is so easy to make and tastes wonderful, here is the recipe for you to try.
5 or so Cloves of Garlic
15 Large Fresh Basil Leaves
1/2 Cup of Pine Nuts (a more frugal option will be Walnuts, Pecans, or Cashews and it works just fine)
Salt and Pepper to taste
7 or so Tablespoons of Olive Oil
- In a Blender, blend together the above ingredients, adding oil last slowly.
We mix with pasta, cut up cherry tomatoes and chicken for a cool summer salad. Super Yummy!!!
Chicken Gravy Recipe
Have you ever made gravy from scratch before? Roast a chicken in the oven and you will be left with drippings that are TOO YUMMY to waste. I wanted to share the recipe in case some of you have never made gravy from the drippings before.
This time I had about 2 cups of drippings in the bottom of the baking dish after roasting the chicken in the oven. Pour the drippings into a large sauce pan. If there is lots of fat skim some of it off. Heat the drippings up, over medium- heat and bring it to a boil
In another bowl add 1 tablespoon corn starch to 1/2 cup of cold water. Mix till all the lumps are out of the corn starch and it is well mixed… then you can slowly add it your chicken drippings. Whisk the whole time, to prevent lumps. Stir at a full boil for 1 minute, then turn heat off and let stand for 1 minute. Salt and pepper to taste (chicken gravy tends to need a lot of salt).
If you like your gravy a little thicker add a little more corn starch to your “corn starch water mixture”