Everyday Avocado Dressing

May 13, 2015

Everyday Avocado Dressing for Food52 | Faring Well | #vegan #glutenfree #recipe

I hope you all had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend! My mom sent me a picture of the scones I posted last week (which she baked for herself on Mother’s Day morning) and it made my heart feel so full – like I was really there. I love how food can transcend distance and time to connect you with people. Taste – it’s so special, and powerful. Now pulling a one-eighty on you with a not-so-smoothe segue, I’m sitting here writing this post on the first lovely, sunny day we have had in weeks and all of the sudden the room went dark. A thick, spooky cloud is now covering the sky, and the loudest thunder I have ever heard in my life just cracked above my head – I’m pretty sure I just peed my pants. Now a torrential downpour? Okay. This place is nuts. Denver, Colorado has no rules. It’s skies play how they like, and that is why after three weeks of thunderstorms we had a snow storm drop on us over the weekend, just to have a gorgeous seventy degree sunny day follow. And now this spontaneous (albeit, awesome) thunderstorm. Try getting dressed in the morning, its a real pickle.

You know what place doesn’t have changing whether and is pretty much almost always darn perfect? California. Tomorrow. TOMORROW. Tomorrow we get to go home. California here we come – for an entire week (!!!). We get to see our best friends who just had their baby, and do all the things that we use to do and loved so much. It is going to be a packed week and you just try getting me on that plane to leave again, you just try! (I kid, I’ll come home, hopefully with a tan and a belly full of fresh produce.) (Ah! Tan! I use to be so tan and blonde. One winter in Colorado and the shades have reversed. Darker hair, lighter skin, who is this chick in the mirror?) Anyways, moving away from frivolity and onto some substance. Like this dressing. You guys, this dressing.

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This dressing is simple yet so perfect. I couldn’t believe the magic that is avocado dressing when I first tried this creamy, tangy concoction. Where had this blended avocado heaven been all my life. I threw an avocado, some lemon juice, salt and pepper together and blended it – adding water to thin as needed. Took a taste  – and WOW. Had one of those I-can’t-believe-I-just-made-that moments, poured it over my veggie loaded salad, and dug in. What’s so great about this dressing (besides its simplicity) is its versatility. I could see it going on any number of grain and veggie salads – plus legumes! It was to die for with chickpeas in this bowl here. I’m excited to be sharing this recipe with you all today over on Food52! It’s featured under their “Not Sad Desk Lunch” column, and could not have been more perfectly placed! No more sad desk lunches here with this green beauty present. Pop over to their site here to get my recipe for this everyday avocado dressing and upgrade your salad bowl today.

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My recipe for the Everyday Avocado Dressing pictured here can be found on Food52 under the “Not Sad Desk Lunch” column (or CLICK HERE).

Ps. I will be taking the next week off from blogging to fully embrace this week long vacation back home. However, I will be back and fully refreshed with more whole-foods deliciousness to share with you all the following week, fear not! (I’ll be sure to be posting pictures from our trip on Instagram if you’d like to follow.)

Pss. I am happy to say I am now “in cahoots” with Huckle & Goose (meaning I’ll be contributing recipes). They are a wonderful farm-to-table based company that provides weekly meal plans designed around the seasons to help you reclaim dinner and feel empowered in the kitchen. Read more about how awesome they are here, and if you or anyone you know would like to subscribe – use the code FARINGWELL at checkout to get 40% off your yearly subscription, hip hip!



  • Reply valentina | sweet kabocha May 13, 2015 at 6:11 am

    Omg, this bowl seems so fresh and delicious! By the way, enjoy California for me too :D

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 8:33 am

      It seriously is – I devoured it in like 5 seconds! Haha. Thank you! And you got it about CA ;)

  • Reply Johnna May 13, 2015 at 6:39 am

    So glad to hear that you are collaborating with Huckle & Goose! Congratulations!

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 8:33 am

      Thank you so much! Really excited :)

  • Reply Kathryn May 13, 2015 at 8:29 am

    There is nothing that appeals to me more than a recipe with ‘everyday’ in the title. This avo dressing is totally killing it.

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 8:34 am

      Ah thank you Kathryn! So awesome. And I agree, everyday = winner <3

  • Reply Michelle @ Hummingbird High May 13, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Yay! This dressing sounds absolutely delicious, I might try making it for lunch today!

    Also, that’s so cute that your mom bakes your recipes! My mom sometimes does but then changes a bunch of things so it’s not really mine anymore, lol. She still considers herself the main cook of the family (which, to be fair, she is). :-)

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Oh yay! I hope you got to/get to try it – definitely a new favorite around here when I need to give tahini a break ;).

      And haha I know about that too well! She doesn’t usually make too many of mine, and when she does she usually changes up the flours and I get all bent cause I’m like “noooo my flours are very specific for this recipe!” haha. But truth be told I’m happy if she ever makes even a shadow of my recipes :).

  • Reply Anna May 13, 2015 at 10:11 am

    this looks amazing and refreshing and perfect for a sunny day!!!


    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      Thanks Anna! It is just what a sunny day ordered for sure <3

  • Reply Amanda | Pickles & Honey May 13, 2015 at 10:34 am

    So happy for you to be going to California! Your weather in Denver has been allll over the place, but at least that snow melted quickly. I know exactly what you mean about those “I-can’t-believe-I-just-made-that moments”–they are SO satisfying. And a big congrats on your new Huckle & Goose gig! You have so many fun things in the works and this one sounds awesome! I can’t wait to follow along. <3

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Thank you Amanda! I’m so crazy pumped. Cannot. Wait. Eee! And thanks so much for the congrats – I’m super excited to be working with them too. Working with others is just my favorite in this blogosphere! Now I’m off to packing, I bet you are doing the same!! <3

  • Reply Carolyn May 13, 2015 at 11:11 am

    This dressing is awesome! I make the exact same thing on the regular:) its so fast, easy and versatile! Have fun in CA!
    P.s. waiting very patiently for that chocolate chip cookie recipe

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 6:15 pm

      Right on!

      And I know, you are being so patient – thank you! Promise it is coming soon ;)

  • Reply Melanie May 13, 2015 at 11:49 am

    Wow! I love how simple this is, can’t wait to use up some of my avocados :)

    • Reply Faring Well May 13, 2015 at 6:16 pm

      Yeah! Great way to use them up! Hope you get to try it soon <3

  • Reply lynsey | lynseylovesfood May 14, 2015 at 6:36 am

    enjoy every second of being home!!! Kind of dreaming of how awesome avocados must taste in Cali!! xo

    • Reply Faring Well May 14, 2015 at 7:06 am

      Oh my gosh Lynsey – no joke. They are THE best (!!!).

  • Reply joan May 15, 2015 at 7:54 am

    Ha, I have one avocado on the counter. Just right for this.
    I’m heading “home” to CA in 12 days. This time.. with a one year old in tow. :)
    Hope you are having a blast.

    • Reply Faring Well May 21, 2015 at 8:57 am

      Thanks Joan! It was the best time. Hope you got to make and enjoy this dressing!

  • Reply Christine // my natural kitchen May 24, 2015 at 12:53 pm

    Ah California! I visited for the first time in February, and my husband and I were contemplating how we could move there before the week was through. I hope you are enjoying your time there so much!!

    Also — this dressing sounds so tasty. I love those kitchen surprises and “I made this!?” moments. So good!! xo

    • Reply Faring Well May 25, 2015 at 7:29 am

      Thank you so much Christine! It was wonderful! CA is a magical place. And thank you for the dressing love – you’re right, those moments are the best! Hope you are having theeee best day, happy Monday! <3

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    Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over again. Regardless, just
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    • Reply Faring Well May 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Aw bummer I’m sorry! Thanks for writing again regardless! Appreciate your kind words and stoked you enjoy the blog!

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