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Creamy Cucumber-Avocado Salad Dressing

This refreshing dressing is based on lots of fresh vegetables rather than the usual oil or sour cream.

Sunset MAY 2010

  • Yield: Makes 2 cups
  • Prep time:15 Minutes


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 2 spring onions* or green onions
  • Fresh juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground white or black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


Purée all ingredients with 3/4 cup water in a food processor until smooth.

*Spot spring onions' plump bulbs in the produce aisle next to their skinnier green onion relatives.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/4-cup serving.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 75
  • Calories from fat: 80%
  • Protein: 0.8g
  • Fat: 6.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.9g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sodium: 288mg
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg

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