Avocados are so popular these days! The avocado in this Avocado Lemon Salad Dressing makes it creamy and delicious.
Avocado has come into its own these days. In Paleo circles, it is used in many different types of dishes from meats to salad dressings to puddings!
Avocado is good just by itself any time of the day!
It is not critical to buy organic avocados, because they are on the Clean 15 list by EWG.
See my amazing avocado chocolate pudding here.
Avocado oil is high in monounsaturated fats which has been shown to be heart healthy.
Avocado oil has a good omega 3 to 6 ratio.
These essential fatty acids, along with the vitamin E content in the oil, protects against free radical damage to the blood vessels.
These nutrients also makes your vessel wall stronger and more flexible so that they respond better to sudden changes of blood pressure. Researchers have recently found that avocado oil protects against free radical damage.
Avocado oil may help prevent cancer.
The omega 3 fatty acids as well as the vitamin E protect against oxidative damage to tissues.
Avocado oil has been used to improve skin and hair both by ingestion and by typical use.
Studies have shown that both intake and topical application of avocado oil can reduce the appearance of age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Vitamin A and D can promote collage production and binding–the intake or application of which can effectively slow down your skin’s aging process.
Avocado oil is also used as a moisturizer for skin and hair.
It is a good source of lecithin that is not genetically modified. Lecithin has been used to protect hair follicles from lose of moisture. It is also a good source of sterolin which is used in hair and skin care products as a moisturizer.
Avocado oil is perfect for use in salad dressings because it has a light nutty flavor that blends well with vinegar and spices. I love to use it in mayonnaise because of the light flavor.
In this recipe I use olive oil as well, because that blends well with the avocado oil. You could simply use avocado oil by itself.