Dressing is a way of life.
-Yves St. Laurent
Yves may have been talking about clothes, but it in this situation let’s pretend she meant salad dressing.
I am a salad dressing fiend! I love finding ways to create dressings I have had at restaurants for my own use at home.
Recently I had a taco salad that came with the most delicious cilantro lime ranch dressing. I immediately got home and wrote down what I thought may have been in the dressing & also what I could use to make a healthier version of it. While the ranch version of this dressing was to die for, you can easily substitute avocado for mayonnaise to give your dressing a creamy taste with a lighter feel.
This Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is gluten free, light, loaded with flavor & absolutely delicious. It is perfect for salad but also pairs well as a topper for your favorite proteins!
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing made with 7 simple ingredients:
For this dressing you simply need olive oil, garlic, cilantro, lime, jalapeños, an avocado & water!
You simply chop up the vegetables then throw it all into a food processor & after a few minutes of pureeing your ingredients your dressing is complete!
You can sprinkle in salt & pepper for taste if you want. The dressing tastes delicious with or without it.
I slowly added in water as my ingredients pureed. I was looking for a “slow pour” consistency because thats how I like my dressing. (Think faster than honey, slower than milk).
I used this dressing as a topper for my Spicy Salmon Burrito Bowl one night then the next night for a salad. It is a very versatile dressing!
- 1 large avocado
- 3/4 cup water*
- 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped and packed
- 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1/2 jalapeno, diced
Into food processor add avocado, cilantro, jalapenos and garlic.
Next add in lime juice, salt, pepper & olive oil.
Begin to puree the ingredients. *Slowly pour in water while ingredients combine, add desired amount of water to get consistency you are looking for (I used 3/4 cup).
Add dressing to an airtight container. Chill before serving. Enjoy!