Citrus, Avocado, and Cardamom Dressing

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Lately I have been really into using cardamom. It’s such a deliciously aromatic spice. So, I have been doing a lot of experimenting with it. I initially created this citrus avocado cardamom dressing recipe for a kelp noodle dish I was making, and I wanted a Thai-ish feel to it. But, it really can be so versatile, so you can use it as a salad dressing or as a sauce for lettuce wraps. The avocado base gives it a really nice creamy texture perfect for sauce or dressing.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

Perfect for a get-together or a quick meal accompaniment or snack, Christine's spicy citrus avocado dressing is light, bright and nutritious. Citrus fruits contain a variety of nutrients, including vitamin C, antioxidant flavonoids and the B vitamin folate, that help protect the body against disease and infection, while the healthy unsaturated fats found in avocado and capsaicin from the chillies help your body with their absorption. Part of the same botanical family as ginger and turmeric, cardamom imparts a floral, spicy-sweet almost citrus-y flavor that plays up the orange and lime here. This unique spice has antioxidant properties, and provides nearly 30% of your daily manganese in 1 teaspoon.

By Heather Goesch

Citrus, Avocado, and Cardamom Dressing

  • Prep Time: 8 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Servings: 4

Ingredients

1/2 medium avocado, peeled and seed removed

2 1/2 Navel oranges, juice of

1/2 large lime, juice of

1/4 teaspoon cardamom or 1 scoop of Daily Turmeric Tonic

5-6 large basil leaves

pinch of red pepper flakes

1/3 cup fresh cilantro

Instructions

1) Blend the citrus juice and avocado together on high until creamy.

2) Then add in the herbs and spices and continue to blend until well mixed together.

Garnish with fresh herbs of choice and enjoy!

1) Blend the citrus juice and avocado together on high until creamy. 2) Then add in the herbs and spices and continue to blend until well mixed together. Garnish with fresh herbs of choice and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 101; Total Fat: 4 g; Saturated Fat: 0 g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2 g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 0 mg; Sodium: 9 mg; Potassium: 275 mg; Carbohydrate: 21 g;  Fiber: 5 g; Sugar: 8 g; Protein: 2 g
Nutrition Bonus:
Vitamin C: 121%; Vit A: 87%;   Calcium: 18%;Iron: 17%;
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