Simple Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Servings: 8 servings
Time: 10 minutes

Creamy and full of flavor, this easy to make avocado cilantro lime dressing is a great way to bring any boring salad to life.

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Have you ever tried making your own salad dressings from scratch? I really love to make our own dressings and marinades because the store bought stuff always has hidden ingredients that aren’t necessary. You’d be surprised how much sugar is in a lot of the store bought stuff.

dressing in small mason jar, over filled

So instead of packing on unnecessary calories and carbohydrates with store bought dressings, I’ve been making them at home. One of our favorites is this creamy and flavorful avocado cilantro lime dressing. It has all of our favorite southwestern flavors and goes great on a grilled chicken salad. Check out the recipe below.

Overfilled dressing in mason jar with greek yogurt and other ingredients in background

How to Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

It’s so easy to make this avocado lime dressing, you’ll wonder why you don’t make all of your salad dressings from scratch. Obviously you’ll start with the three main ingredients; avocado, lime and cilantro.

overhead slightly blurred photo of avocado, lime and cilantro on a wood cutting board

You’ll also need some fresh garlic cloves, salt and pepper, and greek yogurt (or sour cream). Pack all of those ingredients into a blender or food processor. I used a bullet blender for this, but a food processor or regular blender works great!

Avocado cilantro lime dressing ingredients in blender

Blend or pulse until the mixture is completely smooth and creamy. If the avocado cilantro lime dressing seems too thick for your preference, it’s simple to thin it out. Add 1 tbsp of water and mix. Repeat until the dressing reaches your desired consistency.

creamy thick dressing in blender jar with spoon, dripping dressing to show thickness

We like our dressing on the thicker side, but some like it to be thinned out. Either way, this creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing will really jazz up a boring salad and take it to the next level!

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Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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Prep Time:5 minutes
Additional Time:5 minutes
Total Time:10 minutes


  • 1 Avocado
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1/4 cup packed cilantro
  • Juice from 1 large lime
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • water as needed to thin


  • Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor
  • Pulse until mixture is creamy and smooth
  • If needed, add water 1 tbsp at a time to thin out dressing to desired consistency.


Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 170mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 65kcal
Author: Domestically Creative

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