Rating: 4.23 stars
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1

This fresh and tasty salad dressing is quick to make - it works as a dip too!

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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Puree the olive oil and garlic in a blender until smooth. Add the cilantro, avocado, cucumber, and lemon juice. Puree again until smooth, then season to taste with salt and pepper.

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Nutrition Facts

42 calories; protein 0.3g; carbohydrates 1.6g; fat 4.1g; sodium 1.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (44)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2008
I love this recipe! I don't know why the recipe was edited to say the cucumber seeds should be removed. I know the creator of this recipe and she just lightly peels the cucumber and uses the whole thing. She uses more cucumber for a dressing and less for a dip. When I make it I use a heaping tablespoon or two of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic because I like that taste better. I love it because I actually enjoy eating raw vegees when I have this to dip them into!!!! I crave it now and have to have some in the fridge all the time. Read More
(66)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/15/2008
I thought this dressing was pretty good. I didn't think it was too thick but it did need something. I might put in more garlic next time. The cucumber taste was great and the cilantro really complimented it. Read More
(9)
52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2008
I love this recipe! I don't know why the recipe was edited to say the cucumber seeds should be removed. I know the creator of this recipe and she just lightly peels the cucumber and uses the whole thing. She uses more cucumber for a dressing and less for a dip. When I make it I use a heaping tablespoon or two of garlic powder instead of fresh garlic because I like that taste better. I love it because I actually enjoy eating raw vegees when I have this to dip them into!!!! I crave it now and have to have some in the fridge all the time. Read More
(66)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2009
When I first made this it seemed like it was missing something. But after I let it sit in the fridge a few hours and allowed the flavors to mingle well... that was pretty much all it needed! Good stuff!:-) In addition to using as a salad dressing it works great as a spread in a wrap with smoked salmon and sprouts. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2008
I really like this - the cucumber and garlic remind me of a Greek tzaziki sauce. To keep things simple I just pressed the garlic and threw all of the ingredients in the blender at once. We had it with veggies and fried corn and wheat tortilla chips. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2009
This is a refreshing alternative to fatty oil laden salad dressings. It is a very balanced dressing and you don't have to worry about overdoing it. My only suggestion is that if you are watching your sodium intake try using Mrs Dash instead. And if you really want to cut calories and fat content instead of using the 1/3 cup of olive oil try using almond milk. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/19/2010
I am not a big dressing person when it comes to salads so I wanted something a little different and with a refreshing taste. I love avocados so this seemed like a perfect dressing for me. Absolutely LOVE IT and agree is a nice dip as well. I did add 2 additional garlic cloves because I like the added bite. From a time preparation perspective you really don't need to cube the avocados if they are ripe they blend up with no issues. Would highly recommend this recipe to others. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2009
I'm about to have seconds this dressing tastes great! Pure and healthy. To give it more kick I added extra lemon juice and garlic instead of upping the salt content. Yummy on a spinach salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2010
Wow! I had to change the recipe a bit because I didn't have any cilantro. I took this idea but substituted about 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh mint for the cilantro. I also added a bit of plain yogurt. It made a delicious dip/dressing. Thank you for the great idea! Best after being refrigerated over night. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/14/2008
I thought this dressing was pretty good. I didn't think it was too thick but it did need something. I might put in more garlic next time. The cucumber taste was great and the cilantro really complimented it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2010
This dressing is the equivalent of ambrosia of the Gods. The health benefits alone made me want to try it but the taste kept me coming back. I've since twisted this recipe into so many unique variations the possibilities are as limitless as your own imagination. This must have recipe. Read More
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