One of the lesser known “good” fats we recommend adding to your diet is avocado oil. Like olive oil, it is primarily an Omega 9 oil and is an exceptional health choice with numerous health benefits including anti-inflammatory properties and reduction of harmful free radicals. But, as a bonus, Avocado oil has higher smoke/flash points than olive oil – making it a better alternative for searing or frying.
For a healthy salad dressing, try this recipe:
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- 4 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the mustard and vinegar. Pouring slowly, add a thin stream of avocado oil to the bowl, whisking with the other hand. Continue to whisk until all of the oil has been poured into the bowl and the ingredients have come together homogeneously. Season with salt and pepper.
Serve over your favorite green salad.