Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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!

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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!

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

You can sprinkle in salt & pepper for taste if you want. The dressing tastes delicious with or without it.

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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).

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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!

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

ENJOY!

 

 

 

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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 1 cup
Author: laurel
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. Into food processor add avocado, cilantro, jalapenos and garlic.

  2. Next add in lime juice, salt, pepper & olive oil. 

  3. 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).

  4. Add dressing to an airtight container. Chill before serving. Enjoy!

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