Friday, May 23, 2008

Avocado Vinaigrette

I was in Trinoma earlier today, and I just decided to do some grocery and shop for ingredients at Landmark for the salad I was thinking of doing. One thing that was on my mind was that we have a lot of Avocados at home, and I could try on experimenting with that for dressing - and so I thought of making Avocado Vinaigrette.



Well, to tell you honestly, I really don't know how I'll be able to make that. As I said, what's on my mind was "there are a lot of avocados at home" and "it won't be that hard, right?" And so I got some lettuce, big tomatoes, cucumber, grapes, basil and a bottle of balsamic vinegar. I was seriously reading the labels and the ingredients whether I was to buy the balsamic or the red wine vinegar (because I really didn't check what to put to make vinaigrette)



But after a while, I just chose the balsamic vinegar (the one I always use, just to be safe). Right after I arrived home, I searched for some Avocado Vinaigrette recipes and found the basic gist on how to make the dressing.

And so, I just got the avocado from the freezer, mashed it a little more, added the olive oil, salt, pepper, sugar, pure cane vinegar and the balsamic vinegar. Voila! The Avocado Vinaigrette was great.

One thing though, I wasn't satisfied with the texture and consistency of the dressing. It was thicker than what I had imagined it to be. I'm not sure how I'll be able to make it more fluid? I guess you can add more vinegar, or lime to it? Or you could mix it using a blender, instead of just mixing it by hand (what I did). :3


Avocado Vinaigrette*

1 cup Olive Oil
1 tbsp Sugar

1 tbsp Honey Mustard
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
3 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
1 tbsp Pure Cane Vinegar
1 whole Avocado (peeled, and mashed)

*you may alter the recipe depending on how you want your vinaigrette to taste (slash) look like xD

15 comments:

  1. I can't thank you enough for the idea. The kitchen's been infested with loads of avocados and I'm sick of eating it the typical way.

    Thanks thanks thanks! On my way to the grocery. LOL

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  2. cecile
    hehe! no problem! update me on how it goes? :) happy eating!

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  3. hmm.. looks good. i think im gonna give this a try. just a thought, would it also do well as a dip for chips? i was thinking something like nachos.

    nice, yummy stuff you've got here. as an aspiring foodie myself, im definitely going back to your site for this yummy fix. i hope you dont mind exchanging links.

    ciao!

    abby
    both sides now
    http://seaprincess72.wordpress.com

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  4. abby
    hi, update me how it goes:) yeah, actually the texture of what I did was in between the fluid one I thought of, and that of a Guacamole...also, you might want to add tomatoes and lime. But as it is, I think it would be good as a dip too! :)

    thank you! sure, i'll link you up! see you around.

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  5. Avocado has not been a favorite ingredient when I cook. But this different take seems like its worth a try. And what's good about a salad is that, you can pick what veggies you want on it!

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  6. hi bong! wow good idea :) thanks so much for sharing the recipe :P ive been in search for recipes on diff salad dressings for quite a while hehe so sick of the usual caesar, ranch and italian na kasi hehe thanks!!

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  7. raein
    when i get to "perfect" it..i'm not that satisfied with what i did? haha! OC eh x.x

    jigs
    yeah, you can put whatever you want in it :) yumm

    fran
    yeah..nakakasawa na..hehe blueberry vinaigrette's my fave. and wala pa atang nakaka-top nun? :P

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  8. healthy stuff! yum2... looks like i'll give it a try after three days of "pababoy" food from camp... haha=D

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  9. Looks healthy. Too bad avocado has high fat content. Or is it?

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  10. dave
    ahahaha! tell me how it goes dude! :P

    lawstude
    healthy! (slash) healthier :) better than meat and butter. those who turn vegan substitute avocado for meat?

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  11. waha.

    cool naman. but for me important rin ung salad leaves because I hate iceberg lettuce hahaha. horrible stuff. romain wud be my fave haha

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  12. jayvee
    ...but of course :) you can choose whatever you want to put in :) that's part of the adventure!

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