Cherry Tomatoes with Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing


This is an easy summer salad to throw together for a weekend barbcue. The avocado dressing is fresh and creamy - use leftover dressing for a crudite platter.

Cherry Tomatoes with Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved

2 Hass avocados, ripe, pitted, flesh scooped from skin (reserve 1 for salad)

½ teaspoon hot pepper sauce, such as Tabasco

1-2 tablespoons lime juice, from 1 lime

½ cup buttermilk

¼ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon minced red onion

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro leaves

1 medium clove garlic, minced

½ teaspoon sugar

¾ teaspoon table salt

¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Avocado Lime Dressing

In food processor, puree 1 of the avocados, hot sauce, and lime juice until avocado is broken down, about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and process until dressing is completely smooth. (Can be refrigerated up to 1 week.)

Assemble Salad:

Cut remaining avocado into small chunks and mix with cherry tomatoes in a medium bowl. Gently stir in 3-4 tablespoons of Avocado Dressing (add more to taste). Serve on pieces of romaine lettuce and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper.


-Recipe courtesy of cooklikejames 


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