It’s summer finally..or at least it feels like it! This means there’s so many more salads as part of our meals. Now here’s the tricky part – how do you get the kids to eat salads without all the added sugar that comes as part of the store bought dressings? And also, how do I get my kids in particular to eat avocados without all the eye rolls and drama? The answer… hide it! Hide the avocados that’s how! I can’t tell you how excited I was when they actually asked for seconds!
If you are looking for an anti inflammatory recipe for a salad dressing, you may want to pass on this. This avocado dressing contains tomatillos – a Mexican night shade vegetable that is used in Mexican cuisine mostly for sauces. Tomatillos have a lot of health benefits. They improve digestion and vision, aid in weight loss, boost immune system and energy levels, lower blood pressure and improve heart health and are also known to prevent cancer. You can read more about the health benefits of tomatillos here.
So go ahead and give this a try. Let me know how you like it. By the way, you can totally use this as a dipping sauce as well. It goes great with tortilla chips, nachos, fajitas, tacos, etc.
- 1 ripe avocado
- 2 tomatillos, boiled for 5 minutes and cooled
- 1 cup cilantro
- 1/2 cup mint leaves
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1/2 an jalapeño including seeds (seeds are where the spice comes from)
- 1 garlic clove, roughly chopped
- Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend for about two minutes.
- If the sauce seems too thick, add 1 tbsp (or more) of water and blend again – continuing until it reaches your desired consistency.
- Refrigerate if not using immediately. The dressing should last well for up to 3 days.