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 way. Like seriously, who can turn down creamy dressing?! I sure can’t. Ever since I can remember, I’ve always preferred creamy dressings. whether it was Caesar, thousand islands, 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! Luckily, 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

4.6 from 35 votes

Healthy Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 93 kcal
Author Layla


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1 clove Garlic peeled
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour-cream or greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime or lemon juice or white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 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 1/3 cup water (give or take) until it reaches a desired consistency.

  3. Keep in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Healthy Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving (2 Tbsp)
Calories 93 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 77mg3%
Potassium 121mg3%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 3.3mg4%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    Dawn @ The Kitchen and a Latte

    This looks amazing 🙂 My girls and I both love avocados so this will be great for our grilling season (I make a lot of salads during grilling season!) Question tho is how long does this last in the fridge? I know avocado browns easily but I would imagine that the lime would stop it from browning as quickly. Just trying to judge how much to make at a time.

    Can’t wait to try this!


    The reCipe says “cook time 2 minutes”
    Can you please tell me whar you are cooking?
    A friend made this and it was fantastic!!y


    3rd try, adjusted Little things…

    1/2 the sour cream (or greek yoggy)
    4 TBSP olive oil
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp dill leaves (dried)
    1/2 tsp dry powdered onion

    Hit the mark, on the money. I have tried both lime and lemon, and the lime is preferred, taste-wise.




      The recipe makes about 1 cup and can be stored in the fridge for 1-2 weeks.


    Hi, can I make this without salt? Taste would be same?


    This is so good. Just made it. One clove of garlic was perfect and I added a Jhaleno to give a kick. Thank you 🙂 almost licked my food processor and stopped.


    This was so delicious! This will be added to my “go to” list!


    This RECIPE is perfect to my taste. So good. I eat my greens everyday and use this as my salad dressing and THE AVOCADOS are on sale in our local market. Also my FAVORITE for using as a dipping sauCe. Thank you for sharingthe recipe.

    Tonja N

    Absolutely delicious! MY favorite dressing! You can actually leave it a bit thicker and serve it with tortilla chips.


    How to print the nutritional info along with the recipe?


      Just updated the recipe to print the macros along with the recipe!


    Just made this tonight and it is sooooo delicious! Thank you for the awesome recipe!!

    Tina devon Gallier

    Thanks for a fabulous recipe. I used it as a cream sauce for poblano mushroom enchiladas. They were just a knockout. I am giving you credit in my blog.


    Are the macros shown for one d
    SERVING= 2 Tbspns?


      yes, because it’s dressing, the serving size is 2 tablespoons.

    Katie Cleve

    this was dIsgusting! So sour!


      Rude. Just adjust the acidic ingredients, or replace with regular yogurt.


      It’s common knowledge that only an inexperienced cook would make such a rude, uncalled for comment. It would have been far nicer, and much more appropriate, to ask how to sweeten it a bit, or how to reduce (what you perceive as) its “sourness.”


    I just found this recipe yesterday and I am already obsessed with it! We have used it as a dipping sauce for Southwest tacos, as a sauce for serving with fresh tomatoes, and I plan to use it to accompany shrimp tacos this evening! This is one of the most delicious recipes I have found in a long time.

    Flor TUMAsis

    Awesome, love it.


    What is the serving size of the creamy avocado dressing?

    Dianne H von Borstel

    Love your recipes

    Nicole Krause

    Does the lime keep the avocado from turning brown?

    Lissa Harre

    So easy and soooo yummy. I whipped this up this morning for my Mothers day lunch. then I licked the spoon & blender. I can not wait for lunch!


    I just WANTED to thank you for this super easy recipe!I doubled the recipe and used it for fish tacos tonight. I also added tamarind powder FOR more tartness. Husband and kids devoured it. Thank you so much!!


      Tamarind sounds like a delicious addition, Steph! I’m so happy to hear the family enjoyed it <3


    Just made this tonight and I loved it. I saw another comment where they put in a jalapeño and I think I will try that next time. Great recipe! Thanks


    Has anyone tried vaccum sealing a portion of this in mason jars? What’s the shelf life if sealed and fridge?

    Diane Gunty

    This looks a serving two tablespoons?


      Yes, the serving size is 2 tablespoons.


    I tend to be a bit sensitive to garlic, however, a whole clove of garlic seems like a lot. I went with it anyway, but holy garlic it’s too too much. I would suggest doing a half a clove and a small clove at that. I don’t taste anything except the garlic, which is a shame because this recipe sounds amazing.


      Everyone has different preferences when it comes to garlic. We use at least a clove and don’t find it overpowering at all! maybe next time you can try not adding the garlic all together!