Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Five minute fresh & healthy dressing that can go on almost anything!

I think I talked last week about being a little obsessed about my spice mixes & concoctions – If you’re a follower, you probably already know I’m just as obsessive about my salad dressings! Today I’m obsessive about this Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing in particular.

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Yep. I love my Salads and Dressings, but not just plain old ordinary salads & dressings. I love big salads loaded with big flavors and fun, bold dressings. This Avocado & Cilantro dressing is one of them. Creamy, bright and flavorful, this will totally transform anything you put it on.

I mean, hey, don’t limit yourself to salads, here! Add it to tacos, burritos, bowls, fish, put it over eggs or just use it on anything that could use a bit of bright, tangy, creamy, limey freshness.

Southwestern Steak Salad with Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Speaking of fresh, this really is (although a three or four days in the fridge does no harm) and it beats the pants off any bottled or jarred version.

Plus, you get to customize your  own! Add more lime, more cilantro (or no cilantro if you’re a hater) or a bit of sugar or honey or more or less olive oil. Make it as thick or as thin as you’d like. Make it your own.

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

  • Servings: abt a cup
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup yogurt, your preference plain or Greek, non-fat, low-fat or natural
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped (don’t worry about any stems since it will be blended) or an equivalent amount of parsley
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (optional, but some oil helps carry the flavors and nutrients)
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic or 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, if desired
  • salt & pepper to taste (I use about 1/4 teaspoon each)
  • pinch of sugar or drizzle of honey, optional
  • enough water to thin to desired consistency

Drop all ingredients except water into a blender and blend. Add water to thin to desired consistency.


I’ll be bringing this recipe to Angie’s Fiesta Friday, hosted this week by the incomparable Jhuls @ The Not So Creative Cook. Do stop by and take a peek at all the bloggers linking up their best creations.

31 thoughts on “Avocado & Cilantro Lime Dressing

    • It’s very good – the avocado does not come through in taste as much as I thought it would, but since it only uses half, there’s plenty more to just eat…never a bad thing!!

  1. Not a “hater”– we love love cilantro (and avocados too!) this looks fabulous Mollie! And love the steak salad photo– awesome! Is it spring there now?? Hope your warm and blooming there! xo

  2. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

    This sounds delicious! I love the idea of putting it in a burrito–although I can’t promise I wouldn’t just eat it with a spoon right out of the jar 🙂

    • I keep trying to get the post out, but I had to post the steak first!! 🙂 Sometimes I just HATE spring. Nice, then cold, then damp, bone aching wet cold, then grey, then a nice day just to tease you, then more cold and wet and muddy…bwaaah!

    • No – as a matter of fact that’s part of the reason for the dressing, lol!! I’m REALLY bad with pears AND avocados – you wait and you wait and you wait and then you look and it’s too late! ughhh!

  3. I have seen several recipes of this dressing from Pinterest, but I am very L.A.Z.Y. to wait for the avocado to ripen. But seeing this one, I think I am feeling a bit energetic and patient. This sounds perfect, Mollie! Thanks for sharing at Fiesta Friday party. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! x

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