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California Avocado Yogurt Dressing

Total time:

5 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

n/a

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
80 Calories
6 g Fat
2 g Fiber
65 mg Sodium
4 g Carbs
California Avocado Yogurt Dressing

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This low-sodium and low-cholesterol yogurt dressing combines probiotics from the Greek yogurt and fiber from the California Avocado, both of which help to maintain gut health. California Avocados contain mono- and polyunsaturated “good” fat, which makes them a great substitute for foods rich in saturated fats. Enjoy this dressing on your favorite salad or as a dip knowing you are getting a good source of vitamin B2 (15% DV), vitamin B12 (15% DV) and vitamin K (15 % DV).

Ingredients

Serves: 4

1 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1 cup Greek yogurt
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1 Tbsp. chopped parsley
1/8 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
1/2 tsp. black pepper

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Place avocado in a medium-sized bowl and mash with a fork until all of the big pieces are crushed.
  2. Add the yogurt, lemon juice, parsley, sea salt and black pepper. Blend using food processor or blender until smooth.
  3. Place in the refrigerator and let sit for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to develop.

 

Serving Suggestion: Serve on your favorite salad or as a vegetable dip.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 80
Total Fat 6 g (Sat 1.5 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0.5 g, Mono 3 g)
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 65 mg
Potassium 189 mg
Total Carbohydrates 4 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Total Sugar 2 g
Protein 4 g

Vitamin A 5 mcg; Vitamin C 6 mg; Calcium 48 mg; Iron 0 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 25 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.04 g.

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 6%; Calcium 4%; Iron 0%; Vitamin D 0%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Manuel Villacorta, MS, RDN, is an internationally recognized, award-winning registered dietitian-nutritionist and author.

Villacorta is a well-respected and trusted voice in the health and wellness industry. He acted as a health blog contributor for The Huffington Post, an on-air contributor to the Univision television network, and a health and lifestyle contributor for Fox News Latino. His latest contribution was as leading nutrition expert for a series about Superfoods with National Geographic. He is an in-demand health and nutrition expert on radio shows and local and national television including National Geographic, The Today Show, Good Day New York, CNN, and ABC7 Eye Witness News.

He has served as national media spokesperson for The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (2010-2013) and acts as a national spokesperson who represents food commodities and recognized brands, including the California Avocado Commission.

Villacorta earned his Bachelor of Science in nutrition and physiology metabolism from the University of California, Berkeley and his Master of Science in nutrition and food science from California State University, San Jose. He has been the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for his research and contributions to the field of nutrition and dietetics.

Manuel is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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