Avocado oil has become increasingly popular over the last few months here in Japan. They sell it at high-end foreign food stores, and so I’d try to play with it and make food with it instead of olive oil. Since I have lots of cilantro on hand, I thought of making a salad dressing using the avocado oil! What I love about this dressing is the lime. Avocado oil has a strong unique taste so adding the acidic lime juice balances the flavours of this dressing.
The most important part about buying avocado oil is to make sure it says COLD-PRESSED. If it does not say that, your oil will taste rancid, like a rotten avocado. The reason this happens is that the manufacturers made the oil by exposing the avocado to air. You know when you cut one up and the green part turns brown because it’s been exposed to air? Well, that happens when you make the oil and basically the oil will taste rotten. So make sure that you buy avocado oil that says cold-pressed because they make sure that the avocado is never exposed to air and will taste delicious!
I used this dressing on my Fajitas salad and it was absolutely amazing! The cilantro dressing matches the Mexican flavours of the taco spices! So much goodness right here. Recipe for the salad here.
Creamy Avocado Oil Cilantro Dressing
- 1 cup cilantro stems removed
- 3 tbsp avocado oil or olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 tsp Himalayan Salt
- 1/2 cup Jersey Plain Yogurt or nomal yogurt
- 2 limes
- Mince the garlic and cut the lines in 2-4 pieces.
- Add the cilantro, avocado oil, garlic, salt, yogurt into a food processor. Squeeze the juice out of the limes into the food processor.
- Process until smooth.
Keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
If the avocado oil doesn't say cold pressed, don't bother buying it. Use olive oil instead.