Healthy Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Lately, my brand new secret obsession is avocados. I have them on eggs, rice bowls, bagels, toast, breakfast, lunch, dinner, you name it! They’re in season here and I usually find them on sale, so I’m trying to use them s much as I can before they go out of season. My favorite thing about avocados is their creamy texture and the fact that they are a super healthy source of fat. So I finally realized how ridiculously easy it is to make avocado dressing and how seriously delicious it is!

You know it’s going to be a great day when you dress your salad up with this delicious creamy avocado dressing. Not to hammer all of you vinaigrette salad dressers out there, but I’m on time creamy dressing all the wayyyy. Like seriously, who can turn down creamy dressing?! I sure can’t. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always prefered creamy dressings. whether it was caesar, thousand island, or the classic ranch, I just can never get enough.

One downside to creamy dressing though is that they are loaded with calories and that sort of defeats the whole purpose of eating a salad. Even a tablespoon or two on a salad can easily pack on at least a hundred calories. Yikes! Luckly, with this healthier alternative to creamy dressing, you can have your salad and eat it too (get it?). Try this healthier dressing on your next salad and I promise your salad will thank you, and you might just come back here and thank me too! 😀

Also, I will be sharing a salad recipe that pairs perfectly with this yummy dressing soon. Keep your eyes peeled for it and give this recipe a try on different types of salads and let me know how it turns out for you!

Healthy Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Healthy Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

4.8 from 11 reviews
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Serves: 1 cup


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 clove Garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • ¼ cup low-fat sour-cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice (or white vinegar)
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • Water


  1. Place all the ingredients In a food processor or blender.

  2. Process until smooth, stopping to scrape down the sides a few times. Thin the salad dressing out with about ⅓ cup water (give or take) until it reaches a desired consistency.

  3. Keep in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.

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  • Laura

    I used this dressing tonight with goat cheese, arugula and mangoes. DELICIOUS!

    I added a bit more cilantro because I love cilantro, and can/do eat it plain 🙂

  • Rachel teller

    Absolutely delicious. Although I would recommend using a bit less garlic. It was too strong and overpowered the avocado in my taste. Otherwise amazing. So creamy and delicious!

  • Hillary

    So excited to find this! My favorite burrito place uses a cilantro-lime sauce and this is pretty comparable. This is perfect to add a little variety to low carb diets <3

  • Bekah

    What is the actual serving size? I dare that it’s 46 calories, but for how much? I LOVE this! It’s so easy to make and SO good!

  • Jenn

    I just made this. It’s delicious. The kosher salt is a must. Thanks for the recipe. I was looking for something like the one they have at El pollo loco for the double chicken avocado salad. this one tastes much better.

  • Darlene Lubinus

    Since starting an AIP diet 3 months ago, I ALWAYS carry my dressing with me when we eat out. This has become one of my staples. I use coconut yogurt, avocado oil and omit the pepper. It is very delicious and a great base to add other flavors to. THANKS so much for the recipe!

  • Cinnamon


    I just made this dressing. And I was think about make the salad togo with it and I end up putting a tomato in. After I mixed it up did I realise what I did. So I tasted it and it taste good.

  • Jane Ricker

    What is a serving size for this recipe? In order to compute the Smart Points (Weight Watchers) for this dressing, I need the serving size. Thank you!

  • Annabella

    Just made this. GORGEOUS!
    Thanks for supplying the nutritional values. Great for working out WW points. But how much is a serving?

  • Shane

    Does the avocado need to be ripe? Might be a silly question, but I’m wondering if this might be a great way to use avocado when I’m too impatient for them to soften up…

  • Mackenzie

    Really delicious! I added a little more cilantro and lime and it was perfect. I wanted more and more! Seems like this would be a great dressing for almost anything!

  • WellCrafted

    Get rid of the yogurt and olive oil then this would be considered healthy. Dairy and refined oils are not really needed or healthy.

    • Angie

      Absolutely false. Fat is necessary for our bodies to function properly, and olive oil is one of the best sources (i.e., high in monounsaturated fat). Please educate yourself. The low-fat mentality is dangerous. This recipe, on the other hand, is full of nutritious and wholesome ingredients.

      • Karen

        You’re correct in stating that fats are important for our bodies to function properly……fats derived from intact whole foods, not in oil-only form. It doesn’t matter if an oil is organic, extra-virgin, expeller-pressed, non-gmo, etc., they are still a processed “food” item. This recipe is healthy without the added olive oil; the avocado is full of health-promoting monounsaturated fats, especially oleic acid. Want the benefits associated with your so-called healthy olive oil? Eat a few olives!

  • Karin Kaczmarowski

    Great Recipe! I made a few changes, but over all this is a great recipe! Changes: added 1/2 serrano pepper, 2 T lime juice, 1/2 t of salt, 2 cloves of garlic, 1.2t onion powder. Thanks!!!

  • Megan

    Just made it! So yummy…it was a little thick for me so I added milk, then I wanted a little zing so I added about a tablespoon on ranch powder mix…my husband can’t stop talking about it!

  • Mel

    I just made this and it was amazing!!! I added a bit of adobo seasoning and some smoked paprika, super yummy! I will be making this on a regular basis now! Followed the recipe using half fat free greek yogurt and half low fat sour cream, tastes decadent! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Greta

    I wonder how this would taste if one were to add a little cucumber for a little more crispness and how that would affect the shelf life?

  • Shelly

    Does the avocado in the dressing discolor after a while? Is it something you need to eat immediately after making?

      • Alexanderia

        It does not discolor after it sets. I believe the lime may help to preserve it. I’ve had it in my fridge in a air tight jar for nearly 5 days with no issue. If you made extra and would like to save, you may be able to freeze some!

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