You know that awesome creaminess that you get when you add chunks of avocado to a salad? It’s almost like a dressing in and of itself. So I figured, why not really make it into a dressing? Introducing . . . (drumroll, please) . . . my fabulous Avocado Citrus Dressing.


You can use this dressing on a variety of salads, but here I’ve paired it with lettuce, strawberries, oranges, purple onion and almonds. You can also add in some mango chunks if you like. To turn this salad into a full meal, throw in some diced chicken. The avocado dressing makes it very filling.


To make the dressing, you’ll need a food processor or high-powered blender. Blend the avocado, purple onion, lemon juice, orange juice, salt and sugar together until smooth and creamy.


You can store the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for a couple of days, but not much longer, or it will turn brown. Make sure you use a really, really airtight container.


You can also prepare the salad a day or two in advance. Just cut up the lettuce, onion, orange and strawberries and put them in a Ziploc bag in the fridge, with all the air squeezed out. Dress the salad and add the nuts only immediately before serving, or else it will become soggy.


Salad Ingredients:

  • 3 heads romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 oranges, sliced
  • 20 strawberries, sliced
  • 1 small purple onion, sliced
  • ¼ cup almonds, chopped

Dressing Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado (180 grams)
  • ½ small purple onion (45 grams)
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Lightly toss the salad ingredients together. You can also add some mango, pomegranate seeds, or other fruit.
  2. Put the dressing ingredients in the bowl of a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
  3. Dress the salad immediately before serving.
  4. Store dressing in an airtight container. Dressing lasts a couple of days in the fridge.

Serves 8–10.


Are you planning any interesting or unusual salads for Passover? Leave a comment and share your ideas.