I am not very experienced in the making of homemade dressings. I have experimented with the oil/vinegar types that we put sliced cucumbers and tomatoes in. I have done different variations of that, but it’s pretty simple. And I just put different flavors (or the same) to get the taste I want. But for something like a ranch dressing, I had no idea what to do. So of course, I looked to Pinterest. Then I remembered that Clinton Kelly on The Chew mentioned that he had a recipe on their website. So that’s where I got my main idea. I made a half recipe since I knew I would be the only one eating it. I bet the hub would try it if he didn’t know there was avocado in it. It really doesn’t taste that much different than before I put the avocado in it. Oh well, all the more for me!!!!!
I roughly threw the mayo and sour cream (not exactly “throw” just mean that I didn’t actually measure with a measuring cup, just the lines on my immersion blender cup). I did measure the spices as to not mess up the ratios.
- 1/2 tablespoon Parsley (chopped) I used dried and made sure to pinch it to break it up and release the oils.
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- 1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Onion powder
- 1/16 teaspoon Dried thyme (I didn’t have this so I put in a little Italian Seasoning)
- 1/2 cup Mayonnaise (I used Hellmann’s with Olive Oil)
- 1/4 cup Sour cream (I used Publix Light)
- about 2/3 a Haas Avocado (the small blacker ones)
Now, are you ready for it??? The hard part???
I put the mayo in my immersion blender cup, then the sour cream. I put in my spices (don’t forget to pinch the dry spices). I blended with my immersion blender. Tasted and added about 1/8 tsp of ground red pepper. Then I put in about 2/3 of the avocado. Why only 2/3??? Well, I don’t think it was all the way ripe, so I left out the part that didn’t look ripe. Blend until smooth. THAT simple. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can totally use a regular blender or a food processor.
Just talking about it, makes me want more. Hmmm…what can I eat now that I can dip in the leftovers???
I think next time, I may want to try to use a buttermilk based dressing with the avocado. And make some southwestern egg rolls!!! Yum…