Knock Off Whole Foods' Secret Avocado Lime Dressing

Knock Off Whole Foods' Secret Avocado Lime Dressing

Earlier in the week I was waiting for the nice lady at Whole Foods to round me up some of their private Avocado Lime salad dressing. After tasting it, I searched on the shelves for a bottled up version to no avail. It's not that they don't disclose the ingredients, but sensing that I am absolutely NOT a foodie, she patiently told me how I could whip up the yummy, fresh dressing at home. She had that pitying look on her face like people who explain some simple idea to you and then (as if you have a severe comprehension problem)ask "Does that make sense?" Here it is in all of it's deliciousness...One peeled avocado

1 1/4-1/2 cup water

1/4 cup silken tofu

3T fresh squeezed lime juice

2-3 T cilantro (if you love it)

2-3 sprigs of mint leaf

2 T honey (this isn't in the Whole Foods dressing)

1 T jalepeno (I forgot to buy a jalepeno for this batch and I'm guessing on the amount)

salt and pepper to taste

Throw it all in a food processor and give it a whirl, adding more water if necessary and tasting as you go.

Take note: Even though I actually was a real Home Ec major, I tend to hang out in my basement studio/shop while Mr. Mod cooks his brains out in the kitchen. Since I now have a format on Curbly to blog about food, maybe he'll step aside and let me show him a thing or two.

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Katie on Mar 24, 2010:

oh wow, thanks for that. of course now i'm thinking ... hmm what other liquid might work ... something like vegie broth or ... (always looking for an extra punch of flavor heehee)

Google alerts are life-changing ... at least for a semi-geek like me. here is the web link to get started: http://www.google.com/alerts

I have alerts for things like my company's name; the ticker to my favorite bond fund (pttrx); and of course different foods like avocado, mushroom, "lemon grass" and oyster. As you will see, you can choose how often you want to be notified. Most of mine are once a week (they come to your email on Sunday). I really love them because it allows you to keep up to date on just about anything.

You could put drug names in there in order to see the latest info on Plavix or whatever. If you had a ferret for a pet, you could put that in there; then anything new that's put out there drops into your email. I receive anywhere from 1 to 10 web links in each email ... many I just ignore.

I have gotten lots of good recipes from this as well as info for Husband's stent. You could put a celebrity's name in (be sure to use quotes, otherwise you'll get every George and every Clooney heehee).

Good luck and have fun. Let me know if you have any problems with it; be glad to help. I'll bet there's an entry on wikipedia for it also :-)

ModHomeEcTeacher on Mar 24, 2010:

Katie-I take that back. Add 1 cup of water to the recipe and see how thick it is. If it's still too thick, add more. What does the Google Alert mean exactly? Duh.

katie rey on Mar 24, 2010:

Thank you - the recipe shows cup instead of tablespoons (in case you want to change it).

Also, I thought you'd like to know ... I have a google alert for avocado and your recipe popped up.

Thank you, it sounds delicious and I can't wait to try it.


ModHomeEcTeacher on Mar 24, 2010:

Add at least 1Tablespoon of water and then keep adding it until the dressing is the right consistency for your tastes. Mine was a little thick after 1Tablespoon so I added another one.

katie rey on Mar 23, 2010:

i'm sorry, how much water is that?

ModHomeEcTeacher on Mar 22, 2010:

This dressing got me through the weekend, fresh veggies, grilled chicken and a few tortilla chips.

dewonangus on Mar 22, 2010:

Must give this one a try ... thanks for sharing!

Melibu on Mar 21, 2010:

It seems yummy ! I love avocado, but my husband don't. Maybe he will change his mind if I try to introduce it to him this way ? Let's try !

ModHomeEcTeacher on Mar 20, 2010:

Danielle-Yes, it's yummy. You can use this for all sorts of things. It tastes fresh, healthy and like you're on vacation.

Danielle on Mar 20, 2010:

We're not lucky enough to have a Whole Foods out here in the sticks, so I've never had (or even hear of this dressing).  It sounds delicious, though, so I'm going to whip up a batch anyway! 

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