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This creamy Avocado Dressing is packed with flavor and so creamy! It’s delicious on salads, burrito bowls, tacos, and even burgers and wraps. I love how quick and easy it is to make with simple ingredients, and it has the perfect balance of tangy, nutty and subtly sweet flavors.

Homemade salad dressings are a must for really elevating your salads to the next level! Once you make your sauces and dressings from scratch, you’ll never go back to store-bought! Here are a few more tried and true recipes that you should try next: Greek salad dressing, my yummy southwest dressing and this homemade Caesar dressing!

Overhead view of avocado dressing in glass jar with wood spoon sticking out. Overhead view of avocado dressing in glass jar with wood spoon sticking out.

Reasons to LOVE This Avocado Dressing

  • Fresh and Flavorful: The combination of fresh produce and herbs brighten this dressing in a major way! You’re going to want to make this again and again!
  • Quick and Easy to Make: Blend all of the ingredients in a blender or food processor, and this will be ready to go in less than 10 minutes!
  • Versatile: This dressing can be used on so many different foods! Of course, it’s incredible on salads, but it’s also really delicious as a dip with fresh-cut veggies, spread on grilled chicken or drizzled over roasted vegetables.

Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe

Skip using store-bought dressing! This homemade avocado dressing is packed with the most wonderful fresh flavor without any additives or preservatives! It’s super creamy thanks to the greek yogurt, which also gives it a boost of protein!

What I really love is the addition of fresh cilantro and lime juice. It is so good served on this hearty beef taco salad and this chili lime chicken salad. But don’t limit it to salads, try it on this cilantro grilled chicken and these chicken lettuce wraps.

Ingredients You’ll Need

This creamy lime avocado dressing recipe comes together easily with just a handful of simple ingredients. It has the best refreshing flavor and creamy texture—you’re going to love it! Exact measurements can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Avocado: You can use any variety of avocados. I especially like using Haas avocados because they’re extra rich and creamy.
  • Greek Yogurt: Keeps the calories lower while adding protein and major creaminess.
  • Lime Juice: Adds fresh flavor and acidity.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Has a mix of lemon-citrus flavor with a bit of a peppery taste.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic will give this dressing the best flavor.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar: This balances the richness of the avocado and yogurt.
  • Honey: Adds just a hint of sweetness.
  • Salt & Black Pepper: To enhance and bring out all of the flavors.
  • Water: For the perfect dressing consistency.
Overhead view of ingredients for in small bowls, labeled. Overhead view of ingredients for in small bowls, labeled.

How to Make Avocado Dressing

You just need a blender and about 10 minutes, and you’ll have a delicious dressing that you’ll want to put on almost everything! Here are the simple instructions of how to mix everything together:

  1. Blend: Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  2. Pour: Pour the dressing from the blender into a sealable container. Use right away or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Tips and Variations

It’s so easy to customize this avocado dressing recipe! Switch it up with your favorite seasonings, use sour cream, and more! You will absolutely love how it turns out!

  • Add Seasoning: I love how customizable this dressing can be just by using different seasoning blends. I recommend trying 2 tablespoons of Southwest Seasoning, or Ranch Seasoning for a fun twist to match the salad you’d like to use it on. 
  • Use Sour Cream: Sour cream is great in place of the greek yogurt.
  • Make it Spicy: If you add jalapeño with the seeds, it will add a kick of heat. You can also add a dash of cayenne pepper.
  • Ways to Use: Not only is this amazing on salads, but we love using it as a dip for crudités or chips. I also love it drizzled onto buddha bowls, roasted veggies, or burrito bowls.

Side view of a glass jar filled with avocado dressing and a wooden spoon sticking out. There are avocados, limes and cilantro on the table next to the jar. Side view of a glass jar filled with avocado dressing and a wooden spoon sticking out. There are avocados, limes and cilantro on the table next to the jar.

How to Store Leftovers

I love being able to make this avocado dressing and use it for the next few days on different salads, bowls or just as a dip for veggies!

  • In the Refrigerator: Store homemade avocado dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. 
  • Make it Ahead of Time: Feel free to make this about 24 hours before you plan to serve it. As it sits, the ingredients will meld and intensify, and the dressing will become even more flavorful.

Side shot of a bowl of salad with veggies, avocado slices with a wooden spoon drizzling dressing over the top. Side shot of a bowl of salad with veggies, avocado slices with a wooden spoon drizzling dressing over the top.

More Delicious Dressing Recipes

I love coming up with new flavorful dressings and vinaigrettes to take salads and other foods from ordinary to extraordinary! We have a large variety of salads to try and here are some of our favorite recipes for dressing them!

Creamy Poppyseed Dressing

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Thousand Island Dressing

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Green Goddess Dressing

10 mins

Olive Garden Salad Dressing Copycat

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  • Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You may want to add more water, 1 tablespoon at a time until a desired consistency is reached.

  • Pour the dressing from the blender into a sealable container. Use right away or store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

Calories: 35kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0.4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.001gCholesterol: 0.4mgSodium: 198mgPotassium: 100mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 31IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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