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Creamy Avocado Balsamic Dressing

Avocado Balsamic Dressing // Take your balsamic vinaigrette to the next level by using avocado to replace some of the oil. The result is a rich, flavorful and creamy dressing you'll want to drizzle on everything.
Calories: 122kcal


  • 1/4 cup good quality balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon brown mustard
  • 2 teaspoons pure maple syrup
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • pinch of cayenne pepper optional
  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil divided (1 Tablespoon will be used for sautéing garlic)
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2-4 Tablespoons water or more depending on the texture you prefer


  • Sauté 1 Tablespoon of olive oil with minced garlic until garlic is fragrant. Turn off heat and allow to cool. This step is optional, but it adds a depth of flavor and makes the garlic a little less pungent.
  • Add sautéed garlic along with all the other ingredients except water into a high powered blender. Blend to combine. Parsley should be chopped well, but the dressing will be pretty thick at this point. Add in water to thin the dressing out a bit. Start with 2 Tablespoons and add more if needed. I found that 3-4 Tablespoons worked well for me.


Nutrition info will vary based on how much water you add to the dressing.


Serving: 1/5 of recipe | Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 126mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g