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I’m 8 months into my autoimmune protocol and finally, feel like I’m getting my feet under me. This has not been easy, I tell you what! Plunging into AIP with few resources is extremely overwhelming! Roasted veggies, plain grilled chicken, celery sticks, and almond butter get quite monotonous rather quickly. Honestly, I haven’t found a lot of recipes that are satisfying let alone delicious.
I miss creamy foods, especially good flavorful dressing.
Everything tastes better with a little dip or drizzle!
Over the past several months, I have tried recipe after recipe looking for yummy dressings without a lot of success. To get that creamy consistency that is dairy-free + fits within the bounds of AIP diet restrictions, most recipes call for coconut milk or soaked cashews, which in many cases, overpowers everything else. The flavors are so strong! It is pretty much all you taste.
The one recipe I’ve had luck with every single time?
Some variation of this avocado dressing.
This AIP-friendly dressing is simple, has nourishing ingredients, is completely customizable, and can be made in around 5 minutes.
With zero dairy!
Make it in a blender, with a food processor, or right in a jar using an immersion blender. My trusty stick blender is my go-to for dressings.
Quick, easy cleanup, and works wonderfully!
Once you get the basics of the avocado dressing down, it’s super easy to change it up by subbing out ingredients. Swap out the cilantro for basil and use lemon instead of lime. Add chopped green onions or fresh chives. Want some heat? Throw in some diced chiles or roasted jalapeños. Or, toss in some spices to change the flavor profile.
Totally up to you.
With a tight-fitting lid, this avocado dressing will keep for about a week in the fridge but I always seem to finish it off before then. It’s wonderful on salads, mixed into grains like millet and quinoa, drizzled over lettuce wraps, or as a dip with chicken and fish.
I love the fact that I can change it up depending on the dish I’m making!
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have! I mean, it’s not buttermilk ranch but it is tasty so I guess there’s that, right?
And, hey, if you’re here because you’ve just started your AIP journey, please know that you aren’t alone. It’s overwhelming and oh, so frustrating right now, but it won’t be that way forever. You are stronger than you know, my friend.
Good days are coming.