I find it’s an easy way to control what I’m eating, to have some peace and quiet to myself, and (of course) to save money and time.
My co-workers are mostly go-out-to-eat people, so when they invite me to lunch and I tell them I brought something, I’m pretty sure I often come across as a little anti-social. That’s why it’s so great when we do office lunches, where everyone brings a little something and we eat all together. We had a taco salad lunch a week or two ago, and I signed up to bring the salad dressing. I’ve been having a really fun time lately making my own dressings from scratch lately, and I thought it would be fun to try a homemade dressing to go with taco salad.
Most people wanted ranch dressing, so that was a given. In trying to come up with something, I remembered how good that avocado lime mayo was that I put on the chicken chorizo burgers I made earlier this year and was inspired by that recipe. I made it a little differently and thinned it out so it would pour well, and it turned out great.
Be sure to taste the dressing along the way to adjust the seasonings to your own preferences. I like lime and cilantro together a lot, and like to be able to taste the lime in the dressing, but if you want a more subtle taste, add a little less lime juice and go from there. Also, I used all light ingredients, but you could use full-fat if you prefer a creamier feel.
- ½c sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- ½c mayo (I prefer olive oil mayonnaise)
- ¼c milk (any percentage)
- ½ bunch cilantro leaves
- juice of 1-2 limes
- ¼tsp onion powder
- ¼tsp pepper
- ¼tsp salt
- ⅛tsp garlic powder
- Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor. Blend or pulse until well combined. Taste and adjust seasonings as necessary. Add more milk if you want it thinner.