Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

This creamy Avocado Lime dressing is a vegan, oil-free way to add delicious bright, Mexican flavor to salads, Black Bean Cakes, or a Quinoa Fiesta Bowl.  This recipe is easy to make and a good source of healthy fat.

EASY       Servings: 4      Ready In: 5 minutes

Quinoa Mexican Fiesta Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Meal for One

Quinoa Mexican Fiesta Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing - Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Meal for One

Ingredients

1 Ripe Avocado
2 limes, zest and juice
1/2 cup chopped cilantro (Can use the stems!) 
Salt and pepper
Jalapeno, cumin, or cayenne (if you like) 


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Avocado Lime Vinaigrette

Procedure

Avocado, lime, cilantro. Lots of green. 


To make the Vinaigrette: Pit the avocado, chop the cilantro, zest and juice limes. You can add a little cumin, cayenne, or jalapeno if you like. Place all in a food processor or blender.  Puree until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency.
 
Serve over Quinoa Fiesta Salad or serve with Roasted Sweet Potato Hash

Yields: About 1 1/2 cups

Chef's Tip: Trying to find ripe avocados at the market?  Ask the people who work there -- often they have some ripe ones in the back which they use to make guacamole.

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (about 1/4 recipe)
Calories 83.66
Calories From Fat (68%) 56.65
% Daily Value
Total Fat 6.76g 10%
Saturated Fat 0.93g 5%
Omega-3 Fatty Acids g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 7.24mg <1%
Potassium 282.77mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 7.52g 3%
Fiber 4.04g 16%
Sugar 0.7g
Protein 1.2g 2%
Calcium 17.41mg 2%
Iron 16.77mg 93%
Vitamin A 432.8IU 9%
Vitamin C 2.03mg 3%


Do I need to rinse quinoa? Do I need to cook it with oil? How do I know when it's done? Chef Katie Simmons will answer all of these questions for you. Plus, she'll share a professional chef tip on why you should toast the quinoa with spices to get the ultimate flavor.