Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

This six ingredient Avocado Lime Dressing is deliciously creamy and perfect for any salad. This creamy avocado dressing recipe is great on leafy greens, all kinds of veggies, on top of bowls and more. All you need are a handful of minutes to make this delicious homemade salad dressing.

A woman stirs a container of lime avocado dressing next to a bowl of salad

Why I love this Salad Dressing Recipe

Oi Gente!

I don’t know about you, but if I’m going to eat salad, the dressing better be good as hell. Otherwise, what are we even doing?

I love this recipe because it’s easy to make. You just dump everything in the food processor and poof—done. No chopping or much prepping needed!

Another thing I love is that you don’t need many ingredients to make this dressing, either. And chances are, you might already have them all in your kitchen right now.

Additionally, this avocado salad dressing recipe is so versatile!! You can use it to dress the best salads, bowls and more. But also, it’s so creamy that you could even use it as a dip.

I hope you love it as much as I do!

Beijinhos xoxo

Ingredients

Collage showing ingredients to make avocado dressing and the final dressing in a mason jar

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  • Avocado—it needs to be ripe, soft and creamy!
  • Garlic—because it’s delicious and gives us extra flavor.
  • Extra virgin olive oil—this adds more fat! It also adds acid flavor and works as an emulsifier to keep the avocado dressing extra creamy!
  • Fresh cilantro leaves—If you hate it, use the same amount of curly parsley. Flat leaf parsley is much stronger in flavor than the curly kind, and would interfere in the overall flavor.
  • Lime juice—this is our main acid, and it adds a lovely pop of tartness, too.
  • Water—we use it as a neutral thinner

Equipment

How to Make Creamy Avocado Dressing

Collage showing how to make Avocado Lime Dressing in a food processor, before and after blending

Dump the ripe avocado, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, lime juice and water into the food processor. Season with salt and pepper, too.

Buzz, buzz, buzz! Give it a taste, add more salt and pepper if desired, and this salad dressing recipe is complete.

I think this is the perfect creamy consistency. However, if you want the dressing to be more pourable, you can add a splash more of water to thin it more. If you do, you’ll probably have to adjust salt and pepper as well. You might also have to add another squeeze of the lime to up the acidity, too, so keep that in mind and taste as you go.

Store the dressing for up to a week in the refrigerator and enjoy it on everything!

A person holds a spoon of Lime Avocado Dressing above a food processor

How to Serve Lime Avocado Dressing

If you ask me, this avocado dressing recipe is perfect on most everything.

For this shoot, I tossed romaine lettuce, roasted corn, pickled red onions, cherry tomatoes and some queso fresco together. Not only is the salad flavorful and colorful, but it tastes amazing.

Here are some other ideas as to how to use it:

  • Serve as a dressing for leafy greens and veggies.
  • Dip carrots and radishes into it as a healthy snack.
  • Drizzle it atop a healthy slaw.
  • Top veggie bowls and quinoa bowls with it. I love making quinoa, pan seared chicken with Brazilian seasoning, tossing in some cucumber and tomatoes, shaved carrots and boom. Delicious!
A woman holds a spoon inside a mason jar of creamy avocado dressing

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5 from 102 votes

Creamy Lime Avocado Dressing

This six ingredient Avocado Lime Dressing is deliciously creamy and perfect for any salad. This creamy avocado dressing recipe is great on leafy greens, all kinds of veggies, on top of bowls and more. All you need are a handful of minutes to make this delicious homemade salad dressing.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 207kcal
Author: Aline Shaw

Ingredients

  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/4 cup of lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Add the ripe avocado, garlic, olive oil, cilantro, lime juice and water to a food processor. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Blend until creamy.
  • Taste, and add additional salt and pepper, if necessary. Add extra water if you want the dressing to be more pourable. (You might also have to add additional salt, pepper and lime juice if you do this.)
  • Serve or store.

Bom Apetite!

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    Notes

    How to store: Store in a mason jar or another storage container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 1serving | Calories: 207kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 149IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg

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    18 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      Loved how easy this was. I had a ripe avocado that was begging to be used and this was so much tastier than just slicing it and putting it on my shrimp tacos. Thank you for the recipe!

    2. 5 stars
      I Had no salad dressing but did have avocados and leftover cilantro so decided to try this out – so glad I did! Served it to friends and everyone thought it was great and a nice change from other store bought dressings. Will definitely make again. I doubled the recipe for 5 people and I did not need to do that. Eat a salad with dinner most nights though so it will get eaten. One note – my avocados were small so I used 2 for 1 in the recipe.

    3. 5 stars
      This dressing always elevates the flavor of my salads! Such a great recipe to try! Plus, what I loved about this is that it is easy to make and the ingredients are just a few!

    4. 5 stars
      This dressing is a winner! It is brimming with flavors and it’s so good. Another addition to my go-to dressing recipes.

    5. 5 stars
      I ran out of store bought salad dressing and decided to make this for my lunch salad. So glad I did! Incredibly creamy and love the tart lime that comes through. My cilantro is exploding in the garden so it was perfect.

    6. 5 stars
      Such a great way to use up an extra avocado! The dressing was so easy to whip up and has such a wonderful bright flavor.

    7. 5 stars
      I was craving a southwest salad and this dressing was perfect on it. I even used it on tacos the next day! Loved it so much thank you!

    8. 5 stars
      I just wanted to say thank you for sharing this delicious dressing! This is my 4th time making it in 2 weeks!!

    5 from 102 votes (91 ratings without comment)

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