Creamy Avocado Dressing

This tangy and creamy avocado dressing is great drizzled over salads, sandwiches, wraps, bowl meals, nachos, tacos, fresh vegetables, and more. The post Creamy Avocado Dressing appeared first on Budget Bytes.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

If you’re a fan of my Lime Crema, I think you’re going to also love this Creamy Avocado Dressing. It has the same bones as the Lime Crema, but is dressed up with a few more flavors to really make it a flavor bomb. This dressing comes together super fast, so you can make it fresh on the spot whenever needed.

P.S. It’s great on a lot more than just salads!

What’s in Creamy Avocado Dressing

This recipe is SO simple. It starts with the same ingredients as my Lime Crema: sour cream, garlic, lime, and salt. Then I added an avocado and fresh cilantro to freshen it up and make it a total flavor bomb. It’s so simple, but SO good.

Do I Need a Food Processor?

I found my food processor to be the easiest tool in my kitchen to make this dressing, but it is definitely soft and fluid enough to use a good blender if you have one. This recipe makes about one cup, so you’ll need something with at least a 1.5 cup capacity to allow for movement.

How to Serve Creamy Avocado Dressing

I used this avocado dressing on a really great taco salad (recipe coming later this week!), but I found myself dipping all sorts of vegetables into the jar throughout the rest of the day. This dressing is so good that I was looking for anything and everything to dip into it!

Try this dressing on your sandwiches, wraps, tacos, salads, nachos, bowl meals, fresh vegetables, and more!

Creamy avocado dressing dripping off a spoon into a bowl
Creamy avocado dressing dripping off a spoon into a bowl

Creamy Avocado Dressing

This tangy and creamy avocado dressing is great for both salads and for dipping your favorite vegetables. Mixes up in minutes!
Total Cost $1.93 recipe / $0.48 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 ¼ cup each
Calories 122.88kcal
Author Beth – Budget Bytes

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado $0.89
  • 1/2 cup sour cream $0.24
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $0.08
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1 lime) $0.50
  • 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro $0.20
  • 1/4 cup water (or as needed) $0.00

Instructions

  • Add the avocado, sour cream, minced garlic, salt, lime juice, and cilantro to a food processor or blender. Puré until smooth.
  • Add water, 1-2 Tbsp at a time, and purée again until it reaches your desired consistency (leave thicker for a dip, add more water for a pourable dressing).

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25cup | Calories: 122.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.58g | Protein: 1.6g | Fat: 11.3g | Sodium: 160.63mg | Fiber: 2.6g

How to Make Creamy Avocado Dressing – Step by Step Photos

Avocado dressing ingredients in a food processor

Add 1 avocado, ½ cup sour cream, 1 clove of garlic (minced), ¼ tsp salt, 2 Tbsp lime juice, and ¼ bunch cilantro to a food processor or blender.

finished avocado dressing in the food processor

Purée until smooth. Add water, 1-2 Tbsp at a time, and purée again until the dressing reaches your desired consistency. To use as a dip, leave it thick and don’t add any water. For a more pourable dressing, add about ¼ cup water.

Creamy avocado dressing in a bowl with a black spoon in the center

Serve over your favorite salad, tacos, nachos, wrap sandwiches, chips, or fresh vegetables!

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Instant pot masala pasta, Indian style one pot pasta

Instant pot masala pasta, a one pot pasta recipe with Indian spices and flavors to suit our taste buds. Quick video step by step photos. I crave for a pasta dish, especially, one packed with Indian flavours and spices. So I adapted my masala pasta recipe and did it in Instant pot. After posting my... Read More The post Instant pot masala pasta, Indian style one pot pasta appeared first on Raks Kitchen.

Instant pot masala pasta, Indian style one pot pasta

Instant pot masala pasta, a one pot pasta recipe with Indian spices and flavors to suit our taste buds. Quick video step by step photos.

I crave for a pasta dish, especially, one packed with Indian flavours and spices. So I adapted my masala pasta recipe and did it in Instant pot. After posting my Instant pot tiffin sambar recipe, many feedback to post more recipes in it. So this is my next favorite, quick and tasty equally as the earlier one, just one pot and no much stirring.

Ingredients used:

For this masala pasta, I have used Organic tomato puree. It was thin than the tinned thick paste. So I used 1/2 cup of it. If the brand you use is thick and too much of tart, please take 1/4 cup and dilute to 1/2 cup. Or you can also use ready made pasta sauce. Just watch out for the salt you add.

To give the Indian flavour, I have used curry powder. You can use my sambar powder or red chilli powder (1 tsp) + coriander powder (1/2 tsp) in place of it for this recipe. Both curry powder and tomato puree are Tesco brand.

I used onion, carrot, capsicum and green peas. You can use veggies of your choice like broccoli, asparagus, zucchini too. I like to use white or yellow onion but used Indian onions instead.

So for more intense Indianized flavour, I used cumin seeds for tempering and a little of garam masala powder & kasoori methi too. But to keep the pasta flavour, I added Italian herb (dried oregano).

Are videos more your thing?

Here’s how to make Indian style masala pasta in Instant pot video!

Variations:

  • Skip garlic and use onion alone. Garlic powder can also be used.
  • Smoked paprika or sweet paprika can be used for a lovely flavour.
  • Butter can be added for frying and serve with cheese topping for richer taste.

Thing to note:

Make sure to add water to immerse pasta so that it gets cooked evenly. Otherwise it may not be evenly soft.

Use evenly shaped and easy cooking pasta like fusilli, macaroni, shell shape.

How to make Instant pot masala pasta

To begin with, sautee cumin seeds, followed by finely chopped garlic. Proceed by sauteeing onion and vegetables. Add tomato puree and all spices and salt as needed. Tip in pasta, top with water to cover it. Do not stir. Just pressure cook for 7 mins. Wait 10 mins and release the rest of the pressure manually and open to stir and serve.

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Instant pot masala pasta

Instant pot masala pasta, a one pot pasta recipe with Indian spices and flavors to suit our taste buds. Quick video step by step photos.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Waiting time 17 minutes

Equipments (Amazon Affiliate links)

  • Instant pot Duo 7 in 1, 6 Quart

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Fusilli pasta
  • 1/2 cup Tomato puree
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Capsicum chopped
  • 2 tbsp Carrot chopped
  • 2 tbsp Green peas
  • 1 tsp Sea salt

To temper

  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds

Spice powders

  • 1 tsp Curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp Kasoori methi
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano dried

Video

Notes

  • If you want pasta to be on more softer side, than al-dente, Mix well after you open. Let it be in keep warm mode (Low). The more you let it rest, it will be softer.
  • Make sure pasta is immersed in water. Otherwise it wont be evenly soft. Choose quick cooking pasta. Also a good quality pasta, not the thin pasta.
  • Depending on the brand, size, shape of pasta, the cooking time might vary, so experiment yourself to get the right timing.

Instant pot Masala pasta Step by step photos:

  1. Start Instant pot in Saute mode for 10 mins in Normal heat. Add olive oil. Wait for a minute to heat. Add cumin seeds. Give it a roast. In goes garlic. Saute for a minute. It just starts to turn golden.
    step1-saute
  2. Tip in chopped onion. stir fry for one more minute. Add all the vegetables and cook for 2 mins.
    step2-saute
  3. Pour the tomato puree. Add all the spice powders and salt. Tip in pasta on top of it in spread way. After adding pasta, do not stir. Pour water to immerse the pasta. If anything is not, push inside to keep it immersed.
    step3-add
  4. Pressure cook for 7 mins in High pressure. Let it rest for 10 mins and release the rest of the pressure manually.
    step4-pressure-cook
  5. Open and mix to serve.
    step5-ready

Enjoy hot. Top it with some pasta cheese if you like.

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