Creamy Avocado Dressing

This lively dressing is a nice match with the colorful mix of leaves of any lettuce blend. Serve dressing on the side, to keep the delicate lettuce lightly dancing on the plate.

In a blender, puree together 1 ripe avocado with juice of 1 lemon, 1 finely diced shallot, 1/8 cup rice wine vinegar and slowly blend in 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. For a creamier dressing, add 1/4 cup plain yogurt or 1 diced hot pepper for extra zing. Serve on the side with a spoon for individual serving.