Avocado and Mint Dressing Recipe

Avocado and Mint Dressing Recipe
Staff Writer

The creamy avocado in this dressing pairs well with the invigorating and bright taste of fresh mint and works wonderfully for a light yet filling summer salad. Try using it on greens like watercress or arugula. 

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Ingredients

  • ½ ripe Hass avocado, mashed gently with a fork
  • Juice of ½ lime, plus more as needed
  • 2-3 fresh mint leaves, cut into a chiffonade
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Good quality salt, to taste
  • Fresh black pepper, to taste

Directions

In a bowl, add the gently mashed avocado and the remaining ingredients, combining together and seasoning to taste. Let sit for a few minutes, whisk together again and pour over greens of your choice. 

Avocado Shopping Tip

Avoid very soft avocados; choose those that yield slightly to finger pressure.

Avocado Cooking Tip

Avocados oxidize quickly; use lemon juice to keep the flesh from turning brown.