Hanley’s Foods to release avocado dressing this fall

Richard Hanley thinks he might have found “the new ranch.” The owner of Hanley’s Foods, a local food enterprise known for its Sensation salad dressing and seasonal Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing, says he’ll release an avocado dressing this fall.

The dressing has a creamy texture made of fresh avocado, extra virgin olive oil, white balsamic vinegar and Spirulina, a super food rich in protein. There is no dairy in the product. Hanley says the dressing is “like ranch, but a lot greener,” noting the health benefits of the ingredients he uses.

Hanley is still tweaking the recipe, and is hard at work to get the dressing approved for shelves while taste-testing it with customers at local markets.

“I’ve been getting a lot of feedback,” he says. “I bring it with me and have people dip carrots in it and try it. They’re really enjoying it.”

The Sensation dressing is now in around 150 stores and was just placed in area Fresh Market, Rouses and Whole Food locations. Up next, he’s planning to take his products out of state.

“I’m trying to share the love with Dallas and Texas,” he says. “I want to see where and how far it will go.”

For more information on Hanley’s Foods, click here. —Matthew Sigur