Al Fresco Dress­ing

AVOAVOCADO POPPY SEED DRESS­ING

Ottawa Business Journal - Ottawa at Home - - FOOD FOOD THOUGHTS - Writ­ten by KKOREY KEALEY Pho­tog­ra­phy by MARK HOLLERON Prepa­ra­tion time : 5 MIN­UTES Makes: 3/4 CUP

This recipe camec about af­ter run­ning out of olive oil! It’s also iideal for pic­nics be­cause it does not con­tain anyan may­on­naise or dairy prod­ucts. Wh­When ex­per­i­ment­ing with salad dredress­ings, an av­o­cado is an amaz­ing re­place­ment for oil in a recipe, giv­ing it an au­to­matic creamy, deca­dent tetex­ture yet boost­ing the nu­tri­tional value sig­nif­i­cantly. Av­o­ca­dos are bril­liant­bril­liantly green and full of ben­e­fi­cial fats and an­tiox­i­dants. an­tioxi

IN­GRE­DI­ENTS: 1 clove garl­gar­lic, minced 1/4 cup fresh­lyfres squeezed lemon juice 1 tbsp pure maple syrup 1/2 av­o­cado,av­o­cado pit­ted and peeled salt & pep­per,pepp to taste Place gar­lic­gar­lic, lemon juice, maple syrup and av­o­cado in a blender and puree (or use a large glass mea­sur­ing­measu cup and a stick blender). Stir in poppy seseeds and you’ll have a de­li­cious, creamy dress­ing­dres great for any salad.

ONE Gather in­gre­di­ents choos­ing a dark yet firm ripe av­o­cado

TWO Slice av­o­cado in half then wedge a sharp knife into pit and pull up to re­move

THREE Blend in­gre­di­ents to a smooth pourable liq­uid

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