Dressing/Dip Essentials Buttermilk/Avocado Delight

Andy Anderson !


This is my version of a buttermilk/avocado recipe that works great as a dressing on a salad, or as a dip for veggies. It can even be used as a dip for things like chicken tenders, and fish sticks.

The trick is to play with the spices until you like what you taste. Everyone has their own idea on what tastes good, so spend some time with those spices. And, if you can, let it rest in the fridge overnight before using. Give those ingredients a chance to know one another.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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15 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 medium
    ripe haas avocado
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
    fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp
    lime juice, freshly squeezed, or more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 2 - 3 clove
    baked garlic
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste

  • 1 - 2 pinch
    cayenne pepper (hot weather option)

How to Make Dressing/Dip Essentials Buttermilk/Avocado Delight


  2. Chef’s Note: If you have never baked garlic you are missing out on a wonderful item. Here’s is a recipe for you to check out:
    Cooking Essentials: Baked Garlic
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Cut the avocado in half, remove the seed, and scoop out that yummy avocado.
  5. Add the buttermilk, mayo, avocado, lime juice, onion powder, ground cumin, and baked garlic, to a food processor fitted with an S-Blade, or just use a regular blender.
  6. Blend at high speed until the ingredients are completely mixed together.
  7. Place in a small bowl, and add the dill, and cilantro.
  8. Chef’s Tip: Ah, cilantro… you either love it or you hate it. Some people think that it tastes like soap. If cilantro is not your favorite herb, then substitute an equal amount of Italian flat-leaf parsley.
  9. Blend together, and season with salt and pepper, to taste. You might even want to add a bit more lime juice… I usually do.
  10. Chef’s Tip: The colder the weather, the spicier I will make it. When the weather heats up, I recommend leaving out the cayenne, and adding just a splash of black pepper.
  11. Seal in a jar with a tight-fitting lid, and let rest in the fridge overnight… If you can wait that long.
  13. Serve as a dressing with salad…
    Serve as a dip for veggies on a party tray…
    Serve with fried chicken tenders, or fish sticks…
  14. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Dressing/Dip Essentials Buttermilk/Avocado Delight

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free

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