Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing Recipe

This creamy avocado lime dressing is so delicious and is just perfect for dipping veggies or pouring it over crunchy lettuce. Made with 4 ingredients in 5 minutes. Gluten-free, keto, and vegan-friendly.

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avocado lime dressing with sweet potato chips

Creamy avocado lime dressing recipe

Before we dive into the lime avocado dressing recipe let’s have a quick look at what makes this dressing so good.

Why you should try this recipe:

  1. This avocado dressing is very versatile. It can be used in a variety of ways. Try to pair it with my baked sweet potato slices. It is so good!
  2. Easy recipe. A meal that doesn’t require a long time in the kitchen is a YES from me! And let me tell you, this simple dressing is done in under 10 minutes.
  3. This creamy avocado lime dressing is gluten-free.
  4. And not to forget this dressing is simply delicious.

This is my new favorite dip for crunchy lettuce! It was so delicious and impressive. I’m gonna keep a copy of this, thanks Elena!


Sharina

Avocado Lime Dressing Ingredients

This easy sauce is made with only 4 ingredients. All you need is an avocado, a lime, garlic clove, and fresh cilantro (coriander). So simple.

avocado lime dressing ingredients

How to choose an avocado?

To make a creamy dressing you need a ripe avocado. If you are shopping at a small veggie shop, ask the owner to choose one for you. The guy at my local shop is brilliant at choosing them just right.

If you have to choose an avocado yourself choose one that is dark in color and just a little soft to the touch. If you see some spots on an avocado it is most likely overripened. Overripe avocados have a stringy texture and bad taste.

If you like avocados try my Cucumber avocado salad with cilantro lime dressing.

ripe avocados on a chopping board

How to make avocado lime dressing

Now let’s see how to make it.

two avocado halves in hands next to each other.

STEP 1: Cut the avocado in half and remove the pip.

getting avocado out of skin with a spoon.

STEP 2: Scoop the avocado flesh out and put it in a small food processor or a blender.

Lime avocado dressing ingredients in a small food processor.

STEP 3: Add crushed garlic, chopped cilantro, lime juice, salt and pepper.

Creamy avocado and lime dressing in a food processor.

STEP 4: Blend to desired consistency. Taste it and add a little more salt and lime juice if needed.

Expert Tips:

If your avocado dressing is thick, add a tablespoon of water. You can add up to 1/4 of a cup to thin the dressing without compromising the taste.


Variations and substitutions

This easy dressing recipe is very versatile and can be easily adjusted to your taste.

  • Feel free to swap lime juice for lemon juice.
  • Don’t like cilantro? Replace it with parsley or dill.
  • Add some chili flakes to add some heat to the dressing.
  • A tablespoon of organic Greek yogurt will add some extra creaminess and protein to your dish, making it a perfect keto dip.
  • And a dash of maple syrup will balance the acidity of the lime.
  • You can adjust the thickness of the dressing by adding some filtered water to it.

Storage:

Transfer the dressing to a glass airtight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days if not using immediately.

How to use avocado lime dressing?

While the first thing that comes to mind is to use it as a dressing in a fresh salad, this avocado dressing can be used in many different ways.

  • As a dip for fresh veggie sticks.
  • Can be served with grilled chicken or fish.
  • As a spread on toast.
  • With scrambled eggs for breakfast.
  • You can even use it as a pasta sauce. Simply add it to freshly cooked pasta, combine, sprinkle some parmesan cheese, and enjoy!

How would you use this creamy avocado lime dressing? Let me know in the comments below.

salad with avocado dressing and sweet potato slices

Is this avocado dressing gluten-free?

Yes, this homemade dressing is absolutely gluten-free. Just as I mentioned above, store-bought dressings might have thickeners and flavors which are often made from wheat. So it is great to make a dressing at home that is 100% safe for you. Especially when it is so easy to make like this one.

Have you tried this recipe? If so, I'd greatly appreciate it if you could leave a star rating and share your thoughts in a comment. Your feedback means a lot to me, and it can also help others who are interested in trying it out. Thank you! 🌟👩‍🍳
avocado lime dressing in a grey bowl

Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing Recipe

Elena Elliott
This easy to make avocado and lime dressing is as delicious as it is good for you. Packed with nutrients, it is done in under 10 minutes. Let's do it.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Course dressing
Cuisine Mediteranian
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 large ripe avocado
  • 1 large lime
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or pressed
  • 1/2 cup coarsley chopped cilantro (coriander)
  • 1/4 cup filtered water (optional)
  • sea salt and black pepper to season

Instructions
 

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove the pip. Using a tablespoon spoon the avocado flesh out and put it in the food processor.
  • Add crushed garlic, chopped cilantro, and lime juice and blend everything to combine.
  • If your dressing is too thick, add a little bit of filtered water, spoon by spoon until you have reached the desired consistency.
  • Taste the dressing, add salt and pepper and serve or refrigerate for later use.

Notes

  • Feel free to swap lime juice for lemon juice.
  • Don’t like cilantro? Replace it with parsley or dill.
  • Add some chili flakes to add some heat to the dressing.
  • A tablespoon of organic Greek yoghurt will add some creaminess and extra protein to your dish.
  • And a dash of maple syrup will balance the acidity of the lime.
Store the dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

NUTRITION FACTS

Amount Per Serving
calories 272
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10 g 16 %
Saturated Fat 2 g 12 %
Monounsaturated Fat 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 75 mg 25 %
Sodium 965 mg 40 %
Potassium 246 mg 7 %
Total Carbohydrate 12 g 4 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 16 %
Sugars 36 g  
Protein 36 g 71 %
Vitamin A 3 %
Vitamin C 31 %
Calcium 3 %
Iron 9 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
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4 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is my new favorite dip for crunchy lettuce! It was so delicious and impressive. I’m gonna keep a copy of this, thanks Elena!

5 from 4 votes

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