Avocado Caesar Dressing

Substitute avocado for mayo in this creamy, delicious Avocado Caesar Dressing for half the fat of a regular Caesar dressing!

The last few years, I have grown to really like eating avocados — give me guacamole anytime! I especially like knowing that swapping avocados for mayo has some real health benefits, too. Avocados add the moisture and fat that mayonnaise puts in a dish, but without the cholesterol and with just half the fat—the healthy kind!

Avocado Caesar Dressing

Avocado Caesar Dressing

Being a Southern girl, I got my cooking chops from my grandmother as I helped her prepare meals in our farmhouse kitchen. Biscuits with country ham and red-eye gravy, fresh beans seasoned with fatback, country fried steak with buttery mashed potatoes, and casseroles and salads made with loads of mayonnaise were just a part of our daily diet.

Can you believe that I’d never even heard of an avocado until I was in my twenties? Wow, how things have changed for me!

I do still love the good ‘ol Southern comfort foods, but in moderation. Nowadays, I’m much more health-conscious and am looking for ways to cut fat and cholesterol where I can, so today’s Avocado Caesar Dressing fits the bill perfectly!

Avocado Caesar Dressing

How to Make a Caesar Salad with Avocado Dressing

First, puree a ripe avocado in a food processor with garlic, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, and red wine vinegar until smooth.

Add some Parmesan cheese and olive oil and process until creamy. The dressing will be thick.

Chopped chilled romaine lettuce into bite-size pieces and place in a large bowl. Add the Avocado Caesar Salad Dressing and more Parmesan cheese, tossing gently until all the lettuce is coated.

If you want more crunch in your salad, add toasted garlic croutons or nuts. Also, adding grilled chicken will make this salad a full meal.

Avocado Caesar Dressing

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Avocado Caesar Dressing

Avocado Caesar Dressing Recipe

A traditional Caesar salad dressing is made with anchovies and egg yolks, but in this avocado version neither is necessary. Thank goodness that Worcestershire sauce adds the flavor you’d get from anchovies because I don’t think I’ve advanced enough in my cooking adventures to use actual anchovies! This farm girl isn’t quite ready for that!

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Yield: 6 servings

Avocado Caesar Dressing

Avocado Caesar Dressing

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Substitute avocado for mayo in this creamy, delicious Avocado Caesar Dressing for half the fat of a regular Caesar dressing!

Prep Time
10 minutes
Total Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon lite salt
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup olive oil

Instructions

  1. Add avocado, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, salt, and Worcestershire sauce to a food processor and process until smooth.
  2. Add Parmesan cheese and olive oil and continue processing until creamy. Use immediately or cover tightly and store in refrigerator for up to two days.

Notes

 

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving:

Calories: 100.2Saturated Fat: 1.6gCholesterol: 1.3mgSodium: 113.1mgCarbohydrates: 3.5gFiber: 2gSugar: 0.6gProtein: 1.4g

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Cuisine:

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Category: Salad

Avocado Caesar Dressing

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Sheila Thigpen, author of The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook, is a recipe developer, food photographer, and food writer. She spent 20+ years as a business manager in the publishing industry before she retired in 2018 to focus on her passions — cooking, photography, and writing. A Southern girl living near the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Sheila and her husband have two adult daughters, are active in their church, love to travel, and are over-the-moon excited about becoming grandparents last year. Follow Sheila on YouTubePinterestInstagramFacebook, and Twitter!

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