Friday, April 26, 2013

40 Days-40 Lenten Recipes #40 Avocado Poppyseed Oil-Free Dressing

I cannot believe here we are, recipe #40. 
 40 days of Lent have passed by and we are nearing the end and a new beginning.  
For the last recipe of the series, I decided to share this original recipe, which can be used during strict fast times. I wanted to leave you with something really good for next week.  
It's healthy, sweet and tangy with a kick! 

Avocado Poppyseed Oil-Free Dressing

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 avocado
1 tsp dried mustard
1 shallot, chopped finely
1 T poppyseeds
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/3 cup sugar

Mix all together in the blender.
Can keep up to 3 days  in the refrigerator, but wouldn't go any longer because of the avocado.
Great on salads with fresh field greens, spinach, and strawberries.
Another fave is adding silvered toasted almonds, dried cranberries and chow-mein noodles.
Disclaimer: there is no product placement for monetary gain in this post, just what I use.

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I've been asked about the Non-Lenten Version of this recipe.
It's a regular poppyseed dressing, omit the Avocado and chop it up and place in the salad instead.
Then, double the shallots, and add 1/4 cup canola oil.
Voila, more Yum.
It turns out very similar to commercial brands, but I think better.



Looks and sounds delicious! I am so glad that it is spring, and the fruits and veggies are in season!

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love avocado dressings. This looks really tasty!

Presvytera Eleni said...

Thanks, I am sooo glad too! The veggie garden is going in soon!

Presvytera Eleni said...

Thanks, it is pretty yummy. Any suggestions on a wine selection to go with it?

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

I love dressings that have Poppyseed! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Monday Funday this week!

Take care,


Ms Lemon of Make Mine Lemon said...

Sounds like a great combination.

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