The Avocado Alternative
Susan Hoff
September 4, 2021

Call in the 'cado and transform an ordinary sauce into an extraordinarily wholesome one.

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All of the best creamy sauces contain maximum flavor and, unfortunately, minimum health benefits. Our favorite sauces, drizzles, dressings, and spreads can sneak in an exorbitant amount of calories, unhealthy fats, and sodium. So, why not call in the avocado substitute so that we can once again savor our favorite recipes without the guilt? Below are the alternative recipes to four of the most well-loved sauces. Enjoy!!

1. Sour Cream

Makes 2 cups

Ingredients:

- 2 avocados, skin and pits removed

- ½ cup coconut milk

- 1 lime, juiced

- ¼ tsp. salt

- ¼ tsp. pepper

- 2 Tbsp. avocado oil

Instructions:

1. Place the avocado, coconut milk, lime juice, salt, and pepper into a food processor.

2. While blending the ingredients together, slowly drizzle in the avocado oil. Stop and stir as needed.

2. Mayonaise

Makes ¾ cup

Ingredients:

- 1 avocado, skin and pit removed

- ½ lemon, juiced

- ¼ tsp. salt

- pinch of cayenne

- ¼ cup olive oil

Instructions:

1. Place the avocado, lemon juice, salt, and cayenne into a food processor.

2. As you blend the ingredients together, slowly drizzle in the olive oil. Stop and stir as needed.

3. Ranch

Makes 1¼ cups

Ingredients:

- 1 avocado, skin and pit removed

- ¼ cup cilantro

- ¼ tsp. garlic powder

- ¼ tsp. onion powder

- ½ lime, juiced

- ¼ tsp. salt

- ¼ tsp. pepper

- ¼ cup almond milk

- ½ cup plain whole milk yogurt (or dairy-free alternative)

Instructions:

1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor.

2. Blend until smooth.

4. Caesar Salad Dressing

Makes ¾ cup

Ingredients:

- 2 anchovies

- ½ avocado, skin and pit removed

- 2 garlic cloves

- 2 Tbsp. almond milk, unsweetened

- ½ tsp. dijon mustard

- 3 Tbsp. lemon juice

- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

- ¼ tsp. pepper

- ¾ tsp. salt

- 1 Tbsp. olive oil

- ¼ cup parmesan cheese (or dairy-free alternative)

- 2 Tbsp. water

Instructions:

1. Place all of the ingredients into a food processor.

2. Blend until smooth.

*BONUS*

For a dessert alternative, you HAVE to try Tom Brady's famous avocado ice cream! It tastes SO good for being so healthy and it only takes a few minutes to whip together.

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