This simple and healthy garlic avocado salad dressing is perfect to serve with chef salads, sandwiches, burgers and more.
This salad itself miiiiight look a wee bit familiar.
I took my favorite broccoli slaw salad mix and topped it with this garlic avocado salad dressing instead of the sweet orange vinaigrette I served it with a couple months ago. But instead of just having a lunch of cranberries, spinach and pumpkins seeds, I added English cucumbers and chicken into the mix! To make a salad the size of my head. Actually, this bowl is way bigger than my head (both literally and figuratively speaking)—which makes it extra delicious.
Anyone else just love a giant salad? Sometimes I feel a bit ridiculous eating a salad out of what is supposed to be a vegetable serving bowl. But when you think about it, the whole point of this salad was to get a bunch of servings of vegetables, so in a backwards way I suppose it actually makes a LOT of sense. Ya follow?
I also happen to think salads just taste better when they’re basically served on a giant platter. Makes it seem more like it came from a restaurant—and lets you get a much better distribution of toppings and dressings. When you eat out of a small, narrow bowl too much lettuce goes untouched at the bottom. I’m not about to finish my lunch feeling like a rabbit, so…giant bowls for the win!
I think I ate this salad 80% of the days I was on maternity leave. I even went back to Costco a couple of times JUST for the broccoli slaw mix alone. It’s close to the best food ever. (Don’t worry, peanut butter and chocolate rank above it. I ain’t crazy, y’all.) And paired with grilled chicken and this creamy avocado dressing, you’ve got a fiercely delicious lunch on your hands!
I know that sometimes avocado based recipes can go brown quickly. This dressing is best used within a day or two, so I’d make this much of a quantity if I were serving it for multiple meals or making it for dinner. If you want to make this for just ONE salad, you could roughly use the following amounts:
- 1 tablespoon avocado
- 1/2 tablespoon Greek yogurt
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- dash garlic salt
- salt and pepper to taste
The recipe below is for a bigger batch! 🙂
Garlic Avocado Salad Dressing
Yield 8 servings
- 1/2 cup avocado
- 1/4 cup non-fat Greek yogurt
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add all ingredients to a blender/magic bullet. If you don't have one, mash your avocado really well in a bowl, then stir all the rest of the ingredients into it.
- Serve with a delicious salad!
1 serving is 2 Weight Watchers points.
Serving Size 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 12 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Sodium 20 mg
Total Carbohydrates 1 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 1 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.