1 Haas avocado, ripe, pitted & skin removed
1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 TBS fresh lime juice
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1TBS minced red onion
1 TBS minced fresh cilantro
1 medium garlic clove - crushed
1/2 tsp sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
In a food processor puree the avocado, Tabasco and lime juice until fully broken down - about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and process until completely smooth.
The dressing can be refrigerated for up to one week. Easily doubled for a large group - this makes a great dip for veggies too.
For a low fat variation use low fat buttermilk and substitute 1/4 cup of low fat or no fat sour cream for the mayonnaise.
** If you like you can also try adding 2 tsp minced fresh dill or fresh chive. Another great taste is adding a 1/4 tsp of cumin.