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Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a superfood dressing packed with delightful flavors. This fresh and vibrant vegan sauce is super easy to make in less than 5 minutes.

Fresh cilantro, creamy avocado, tangy lime juice all blended together to make this velvety silky sauce. It tastes fantastic with zesty finish and a slight note of peppery heat. Like Cilantro Mint Chutney, it is so fresh and full of flavors.

This recipe makes vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto, and heart-healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime salad dressing. And it also is Whole30!

HEALTHY SALAD DRESSING

This delightful and savory sauce uses all natural ingredients. It is full of healthy fat, fiber and nutrients thanks to avocado and other wonderful ingredients.

Many creamy salad dressings are loaded in saturated fat and high in calories. It defeats the purpose of eating nutrients rich , healthy salad if you use those high calorie dressings with it.

This creamy salad however, is full of clean eating ingredients. It also is low calorie and no carb. You will enjoy the delightful salad with amazing taste.

Is It Sauce, Dressing or Dip?

This homemade avocado cilantro lime sauce is versatile in its use. You can use it as a sauce to serve along with the chips and fries. You can drizzle it as salad dressing. It is also useful as a savory dip.

I prefer not to heat the dressing or use it as a marinade. It tastes best when served at a room temperature or cold. Do not cook with it on heat.

A glass bottle and a cup full of green salad dressing made with avocado, cilantro and lime along with other ingredients.

SUGGESTED USES

Avocado Dressing is creamy, rich yet healthy. Besides using it as a dressing for your favorite salad, put in on a sandwich or wraps, or enjoy it as a dip for fries, raw veggies or crostini.

Also useful as taco topper and grain bowl garnish ! These Vegetarian Burrito Bowls taste amazing with this sauce. I love it on Quesadillas or Enchiladas as well.

I love smoothies. Also in the guacamole. Kids love avocado toast for quick breakfast or snack. I even love to eat it as is or sprinkled with seasoning on the top.

One of my favorite recipes, Black Bean and Corn Salad uses this dressing. That salad is a super crowd pleaser. It is often requested at potlucks and picnics. This creamy and tangy salad dressing dazzles that salad.

A bowl of black bean and corn salad along with cilantro lime dressing.

Do you love avocados as much as I do ? If yes, then this is the Recipe for you !!

I often have a bag of avocado in rotation. One bag of ripe avocados in the refrigerator and one on the countertop that is still tough and raw.

That way, I have a continuous supply of avocados readily available. A heart healthy natural fat in avocados keeps you healthy and satiated.

Amazing dressing makes awesome crave worthy salads ! No more dreaded boring plain salad. This creamy vegan sauce brings any salad to happy life!

BETTER THAN STORE BROUGHT

Instead of buying a premade Avocado Cilantro Dressing from the store we make it at home. No hard and fast rules. Just a few fresh ingredients, blend together and presto !

A spoon full of creamy salad dressing showing velvety silky texture.

INGREDIENTS

Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below. Here’s what you need to make this Vegan Avocado Lime Cilantro dressing at home.

  • Ripe avocado
  • Cilantro ( leaves preferred)
  • Garlic – fresh preferred – optional
  • Lime juice
  • Jalapeño Pepper – skip it if you don’t tolerate spicy heat
  • Cumin seeds
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Ingredients used in making this creamy vegan all natural salad dressing.

INSTRUCTIONS

Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth. You may have to scrape the sides a couple times.

If consistency is too thick, add more olive oil, or water a tablespoon at a time.

Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

Transfer to a glass jar; close with a lid and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Process shot showing a blender jar full of salad dressing ingredients ready to be made.

EASY SUBSTITUTES AND SUGGESTIONS

If you don’t like cilantro, you can use fresh parsley or basil. However only use 1/2 cup since both parsley and basil are stronger in taste.

I prefer to make and use this dressing fresh. It tastes best when fresh as well. If you plan to keep it for extended periods of time, add a teaspoon of vinegar. It works as a preservative.

Can I Omit the Oil ?

For WFPB cooking , you can omit the oil. Add water for smooth blending. Even though oil helps to emulsify the dressing smoothly, it will be still creamy because of healthy avocado fats.

Is this Creamy Avocado Lime Sauce vegan ?

Yes ! This sauce is vegan. It is also dairy free and soy free.

Is Avocado Cilantro Dressing suitable for a gluten free diet ?

Yes it is. All ingredients used are naturally gluten free.

Creamy and delightful Avocado Cilantro Lime dressing poured in the glass bottle and a serving cup.

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Creamy and delightful Avocado Cilantro Lime dressing poured in the glass bottle and a serving cup.

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Yield: 1.5 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Avocado Cilantro Lime dressing is fresh and flavorful salad dressing easy to make at home. This recipe makes velvety creamy salad dressing suitable for vegan, gluten free and keto diets.

Ingredients

  • 1 avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled ( optional - see note)
  • 1 small jalapeño - cut and remove seeds
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves, loosely-packed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup water

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Instructions

    Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.

    You may have to scrape the sides a couple times. If consistency is too thick, add more olive oil, or water a tablespoon at a time.

    Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.

    Transfer to a glass jar; close with a lid and keep refrigerated until ready to use.

Notes

If you don’t like cilantro, you can use fresh parsley or basil. However only use 1/2 cup since both parsley and basil are stronger in taste.

I love adding a clove of fresh garlic in the dressing. If you do not like the taste or aroma of raw garlic, simply omit it.

For WFPB cooking, you can omit the oil. Even though oil helps to emulsify the dressing smoothly,  it will be still creamy because of healthy avocado fats.

I prefer to make and use this dressing fresh. It tastes best when fresh as well. If you plan to keep it for extended periods of time,  add a teaspoon of vinegar. It works as a preservative.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 101mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 3gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

Nutritional values are provided as a courtesy and the values are approximate. The values will change depending on the exact ingredients, measurements and brands used. As always, for specific health issues and dietary requirements please consult medical professional.

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MARGARET

Friday 5th of November 2021

An amazing taste that compliments virtually EVERY salad. It is creamy, low in fat, and has such an amazing taste! I like to double it and use it for dipping fresh veggies if we get "peckish" during the evening. It is a good alternative to chips and fattening snacks.

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