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Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

This recipe for Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing is quick and easy and the perfect topping for tacos, salads, or as a dip for chips or veggies.
Servings: 9 servings
Total Time: 5 minutes
creamy cilantro avocado dressing in a serving bottle

We love a good creamy dressing but really hate all the unhealthy fat that comes from the typical mayonnaise or oil-based creamy dressings. This guilt-free healthy cilantro avocado dressing has all the creaminess you crave and all the health benefits of avocado and Greek yogurt.

creamy cilantro avocado dressing in a serving bottle

Key Ingredients and Substitutions


This delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing is a great solution for overripe avocados and comes together in 5 minutes. Grab a handful of cilantro, some lime, and some Greek Yogurt.

The full ingredient list and measurements are listed in the printable recipe below.

  • Avocado is what makes this dressing nice and creamy.
  • Greek Yogurt provides some additional creaminess and tanginess to the dressing. If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand you can substitute sour cream.
  • Cilantro provides a fresh herbaceousness to the dressing. You can use both the stems and leaves.
  • Lime Juice adds brightness and acid to the dressing. Lemon juice can be used as a substitute for lime juice.
  • Garlic Powder can be substituted with fresh garlic, two cloves of raw medium garlic are approximately equivalent to ¼ of a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Olive Oil adds a little bit more richness to the dressing and helps it all bind together. Use high-quality olive oil to get the best flavor.
creamy cilantro avocado dressing ingredients

Ways to Use Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing


We love avocados so this dressing is just another way to add one of our favorite foods to a dish. Of course, this dressing is perfect as a salad dressing but there are so many other ways to use it.

  • Tacos: This dressing is great as a sauce on shrimp tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, and pretty much any taco.
  • Substitute for Sour Cream: It is the perfect drizzle on top of a burrito bowl, tostadas, nachos, or grilled steak, chicken, or fish.
  • Substitute for Mayo: Leave off the mayo on your next sandwich or burger and substitute it with some cilantro avocado dressing.
  • As a Dip: Skip the ranch and dip your veggies in some of this dressing instead.

How to Make Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing


Here are the quick step-by-step instructions with visuals; you can find the full instructions with the exact ingredients in the recipe card below.

Pro-tip: This dressing only lasts about 3-5 days in the refrigerator so only make as much as you need.

creamy cilantro avocado dressing process shots

1. Combine Ingredients: Combine all the ingredients in either a food processor or blender and blend/pulse until smooth. Scrape down the sides a couple of times between pulses. Add 1-2 tablespoons of water or milk to thin out the dressing to get your desired consistency.

2. Enjoy: Besides your favorite salad, this dressing goes great on top of tacos, tostadas, as a dressing for sandwiches, or as a dip for veggies/chips.

shrimp tacos topped with creamy cilantro avocado dressing

Recipe Tips and Notes


  • If you want to add a little heat, toss in some diced jalapenos.
  • To thin out the dressing add a little water or milk. You might need to adjust the salt after adding the additional liquids.
  • This dressing can also be made in a food processor or immersion blender.

Frequently Asked Questions


How long does this avocado cilantro dressing last?

Since it is made with fresh ingredients and no additives expect it to last 3 to 5 days in the refrigerator.

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creamy cilantro avocado dressing in a serving bottle

Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

This recipe for Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing is quick and easy and the perfect topping for tacos, salads, or as a dip for chips or veggies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 58 kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor
  • Blender

Ingredients  

  • 1 cup avocado, about 1 medium avocado
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt, or sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • water or milk, as needed for thinning

Instructions 

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend/pulse until smooth. Stopping to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water or milk to thin out to the desired consistancy.
  • Serve on your favorite salads or tacos or as a dip for fresh veggies/chips.
  • Refrigerator in an airtight container for up 3-5 days.

Notes

1. Servings: The number of servings will vary based on the application.
2. Storage: Since this is made with fresh ingredients you can expect it to last 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
3. Serving OptionsBesides your favorite salad, this dressing goes great on top of tacos, tostadas, as a dressing for sandwiches, or as a dip for veggies/chips.
4. Variations: 
    • Add a fresh jalapeno for a little heat
    • Greek yogurt can be replaced with sour cream
    • Fresh garlic powder can be replaced with fresh garlic.  ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to about two medium fresh cloves of garlic.
 
5. Nutritional information: The nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed. The nutritional value is only for the dressing and does not include the nutritional value of anything served with the dressing. It does not include the nutrition for any substitutions.
6. Be sure to check out the Key Ingredients along with the Recipe Tips and Notes sections found in the post, for more tips, options, substitutions, and variations for this recipe! You will also find step-by-step photos there.

Nutrition

Serving: 3 tablespoonsCalories: 58 kcalCarbohydrates: 2 gProtein: 1 gFat: 6 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 4 gCholesterol: 1 mgSodium: 369 mgPotassium: 101 mgFiber: 1 gVitamin A: 7 IUVitamin C: 2 mgCalcium: 5 mg
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2 thoughts on “Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    This is perfect; the right balance of flavor with just enough salt to cut through the fat round everything out. I love the use of yogurt in this sauce because it adds the right amount of punch. It is hard to find a good cilantro avocado sauce that isn’t flat – and this is the one!

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