Nourish Creamy Avocado-Lime Dressing


I made this dressing to serve with a Vegetarian Taco Salad at the first annual Nourish Festival. Nourish Festival is a Trail Running, Hiking, Yoga, Foodie & Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. Everyone loved the dressing, so I thought I would share it!  I found the recipe on Epicurious, but tweeked it.  I cut the amount of lime and jalapeno in half.  Feel free to tweek this as you wish!  Enjoy!

1/2 cup lightly packed fresh cilantro (some stems are okay)
1 small-medium jalapeño, seeded, deribbed, and roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup lime juice (from about 2 limes)
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon water
1/2 medium-large avocado, pitted
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt

Place the first three ingredients in a food processor and blend.  Add the remaining ingredients and blend until smooth.  Add more water if you desire a thinner consistency.  This dressing goes very well is a Vegetarian Taco Salad which consists of quinoa, cherry tomatoes, radishes, chopped lettuce and feta cheese.  

Heather Poast