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Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream Dressing is a Versatile Condiment

This cilantro ginger avocado dressing made from coconut milk, fresh cilantro, ginger root, and a ripe avocado is perfect!  You can use it as a salad dressing or a condiment to your favorite sandwich or taco.

Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream | Take Two Tapas

I know that I keep giving you snippets of a recipe that I am revealing Friday, just in time for your upcoming tailgate party!  I have been hinting at something phenomenal and I promise that it will be.  This recipe, having several components that stand on their own, is simple to put together.  Each of the individual parts that make up the whole, are recipes that you can use by themselves, or in conjunction with, another recipe.  Each part, I believe, deserved a stand alone post.  This cilantro ginger avocado dressing/condiment is no exception!

 I am always looking for salad dressing variations as I try to eat as many salads as I can.  Most of the times I fall short, not for lack of trying.  I tend to buy salad ingredients, then life happens, and when I get around to assembling them, they are spoiled.  The lettuce is long past due and my tomatoes have weird spots on them.  One thing that always stops me, besides the draw of late night tacos, is that I don’t have any dressing made.

 This delicious dressing is filled with bright cilantro, spicy ginger, creamy avocado, and is great as a dressing or as a dip! Top your tacos with it too! Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream Recipe | Take Two Tapas

I gave up store-bought dressings long ago when my wonderful mother in law taught me to make my own.  I do make them quite frequently, but when I run out and it is just me at home having a small salad, I tend to just throw on a dash of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon.

An actual dressing would be more appealing, so when I don’t have one prepared, and I’m tired or feeling lazy, I tend to not eat salads.  And I need to eat salads!  So I keep telling myself to make more of this Cilantro Ginger Avocado Dressing!

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 This delicious dressing is filled with bright cilantro, spicy ginger, creamy avocado, and is great as a dressing or as a dip! Top your tacos with it too! Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream Recipe | Take Two Tapas

This condiment, which I used as a salad dressing, came about as a topping for a new recipe I was working on.  Low and behold, it is great on a spinach salad and lasts for a week or two in the fridge.  No excuses now.

I knew that I wanted something to go with an Asian recipe so I threw in some ginger, but the rest came out of what was available in my fridge.  Avocados that were ripe, cilantro that was lying around getting limp, and some olive oil to thin it out.  This dressing will complete your new favorite salad, your new taco recipe, your boring chicken that needs a boost, or as a dip for your carrot sticks that you are chowing down on in an effort to forget the chocolate bars on top of your fridge!  No judgment because that is where I keep mine.  My bedside table is another place…

 This delicious dressing is filled with bright cilantro, spicy ginger, creamy avocado, and is great as a dressing or as a dip! Top your tacos with it too! Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream Recipe | Take Two Tapas

Whip up this dressing and stop your excuses for not eating salads!  plus, if you eat a salad, you won’t feel bad about eating that chocolate bar in the carpool line.

Side view of Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream on a spoon above the jar of the creama

Cilantro Ginger Avocado Cream Dressing

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This dressing is made from coconut milk, fresh cilantro, ginger root, and ripe avocados! It can be used as a salad dressing or a condiment to your favorite sandwich or taco!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 avocado (ripe, peeled, and pitted)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cilantro (stems removed)
  • 1 inch piece of fresh ginger (peeled)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • juice of 2 limes

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. If too thick, thin with either more olive oil or water.
  3. This dressing will thicken over time.
  4. Feel free to add more water or coconut milk
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 843Total Fat: 81gSaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 58gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 1151mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 9gSugar: 16gProtein: 4g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Andrea

Sunday 19th of August 2018

The different flavors in this dressing sound amazing. I love dressings that include avocado. Can't wait to try.

Laura @MotherWouldKnow

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

As a lover of homemade salad dressing, I'd be good with this even if it didn't contain ginger. But this combination, including fresh ginger, is genius!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

The ginger is just mellow enough that it kind of hangs out in the background. Or you can make it without it and it is still good!

Sara

Wednesday 4th of November 2015

I can think of a million ways to use this dressing, looks great!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Thanks Sara! I used it on my chicken wings the other night:)

Kristina

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

I LOVE adding ginger to avocado - I know I'd love this dressing!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Thanks Kristina! I have a recipe for a dressing where I roasted the fresh ginger before I used it. It tasted great! Nice and mellow!

Dee Dee (My Midlife Kitchen)

Tuesday 3rd of November 2015

Whoa. These flavor combos sound in-credible! I may also have to hide veggie sticks around my house now, too.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Tuesday 10th of November 2015

Those would be great with this dressing!