Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing {#LoveAvocado}

Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing - A Family Feast

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board.  All opinions are 100% mine.

If you are a regular reader here at A Family Feast, you might have noticed that we’ve got a bit of a pattern going with our posts this week!  Decadent recipe…healthier recipe…decadent recipe…today’s healthier recipe…  For us – especially as food bloggers – it’s all about trying to find balance with what we eat!

In between preparing the rich and creamy pasta recipes, and the sweet desserts that we often share here on A Family Feast, Jack and I try as much as possible to eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables!  Our Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing allows us to enjoy the best of both worlds – a rich, sweet and creamy dressing that’s filled with nutrients and naturally good fats thanks to delicious, ripe Hass avocados!

Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing - A Family Feast

Our avocado poppy seed dressing is quick and easy to make – and it’s also very versatile!  We like to toss it with cut fruit (and chunks of ripe avocado!) for a delicious fruit salad.  Or – it also makes a delicious, creamy dip next to a fruit platter.  I’ve even used this as a regular salad dressing over crisp lettuce and vegetables!  And because avocados are nutrient-dense, cholesterol-free, sodium-free and have less than one gram of sugar per serving, they are a great substitute for foods that are high in saturated fats.

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Do you have a favorite avocado recipe that you’ve created yourself?  Then why not enter it in the My Way to Love One Today ™ Recipe Contest & Sweepstakes sponsored by the Hass Avocado Board?  Here are the program details:

Recipe Contest:

Do you have an original avocado recipe that fuels your healthy lifestyle?  Submit your recipe for a chance to win the following:

  • Grand Prize Package: $2,000 cash, a personal online coaching session with Harley Pasternak (celebrity fitness trainer, nutrition expert, and author) and fresh Hass Avocados gift baskets
  • Second Place: $1,000 cash
  • Third Place: $500 cash
  • Finalists: 7 finalists will receive fresh Hass Avocados

Sweepstakes Details:

Do you have an inspiring story about getting your loved ones to add fresh avocado to their diet? If so, then enter for a chance to win for yourself and to share avocados with someone you love. Prizes include:

  • 1 of 4 prize packs including $100 and fresh Hass Avocados delivered to your door
  • Plus an additional package of fresh Hass Avocados delivered to someone you love

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This great program is being sponsored as part of the Love One Today™ program – a science-based food and wellness education program that encourages Americans to include fresh Hass avocados as part of their everyday healthy eating plan.  You can read more here.

And here’s our delicious avocado poppy seed dressing recipe:

Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Avocado Poppy Seed Dressing

This recipe is great served as a dressing over a fruit salad, or served on the side as a dipping sauce for a platter of fresh fruit and fresh sliced avocados.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe Haas avocado
  • ½ ripe mango, peeled, pit removed and diced
  • ½ cup agave nectar or mild honey
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ½ teaspoon celery salt
  • 1 6-ounce can pineapple juice
  • ¼ cup apple juice or cider, plus more if needed
  • ½ teaspoon whole grain mustard
  • Juice from one lime

Instructions

  1. Slice avocado in half and remove the pit (see our How-To Pit an Avocado here). Spoon avocado out of the skin and place into a blender.
  2. Add the diced mango into the blender with the avocado, as well as all of the other ingredients.
  3. Blend until smooth and creamy. Add additional apple juice to make a thinner consistency if needed.
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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the Hass Avocado Board.  All opinions are 100% mine.

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Comments

  1. This is a great idea for a dressing. I will need to try this soon. My wife will love it.
    Peter @Feed Your Soul Too recently posted…BasbousaMy Profile

  2. Hey guys, love your site. I really liked this recipe and definitely want to make it. I featured it on my Friday Five – Gaucamole addition (ok this uses avocados – close enough) over at Feed Your Soul Too – http://www.feedyoursoul2.com/2014/01/friday-five-guacamole-addition.html
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