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!
- 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
- Place all the ingredients In a food processor or blender.
- 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.
- Keep in an airtight container for 1-2 weeks.
I added a jalapeño because I like it spicy! Delicious!
It took me longer to get out the ingredients and my nutri bullet than to make this. I used 3 cloves of garlic (because I love the stuff), whole milk Greek yogurt and avocado oil. It was delicious! Even my picky teenager liked it! I will definitely make this dressing often!
Kelly Ray says
Help! Not sure what I did wrong or if I did do it wrong. First time I made this dressing. I expected it to be a dressing I could pour. However it is super thick, like my spoon stands. Is this right?
My cilantro sauce experiments for fish tacos always came out runny. I used mayo in mine. I think the addition of the avocado helped with this issue. I don’t like avocados in general but it was OK in the recipe.
Joe Rice says
I’m not a huge avocado fan (I know, I’m not normal!) but I know it’s good for me, so I try to sneak it in where I can. This dressing was perfect–beautifully creamy, light, lime-y, and herb-y. Will definitely make again and again!
I make this time and time again and it’s just perfect for just about everything…fish, meat, chicken, salad, veggie drizzle. Just plain YUM.
Tamara N Espinal says
Oh wow this is so good!! Had this last night with a salad with some salmon and it rocked! My only issue was that it was soooo thick I had to add so much water that it kinds diluted the flavor a bit but it was still tangy and creamy! I also subbed plain yogurt because I didn’t have greek but next time I’m using greek. Thank you for this!!!
Love that it’s low fat too!!
Great dressing easy to make and delicious, I used the Greek yogurt and lime juice
Tammy Jackson says
I just made it but I had to do a vegan way so I did a vegan avocado mayo It is OK how long will it stay good in the fridge for any recommendations because I’m going to make messenger salads with it
Delicious! Went awesome with my quesadillas, and I’m sure there are multiple other uses for it as well. A keeper for sure. I went the sour cream/lime juice route but I bet greek yogurt would taste just as good.