Avocado Salad Dressing

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If you are looking for a fresh, tangy, and creamy dressing for your salads, you have to try this avocado dressing! It’s packed with a zesty kick from lime juice, the creaminess from plain yogurt, and the buttery texture of avocado. Best of all, it takes just 10 minutes to prepare!

Pouring avocado dressing over a salad with chicken, corn, black beans, salad greens, red onions, and tomatoes.


 

I really hope that you’re in the mood for something fresh and light. Casseroles and chilis are still brewing, but if we want those skinny jeans to look good in our summer bods, avocados and smoothies are beyond a must.

My morning routine always involves a healthy sipper, like my go-to mango banana smoothie, but when lunchtime rolls around, it’s all about the salad and the avo.

One sunny afternoon, I was craving something zesty and creamy to jazz up my usual Mediterranean salad. I glanced over at the ripe avocados sitting on my counter and knew they were destined for greatness. As I started experimenting, I added a bit of yogurt for creaminess, lime juice for that perfect tang, and a touch of chili powder for a kick. A quick blend in the blender, and voila! My new favorite dressing was born.

What You’ll Need

Here’s a breakdown of the simple ingredients to make this delicious Avocado Salad Dressing, along with possible substitutes. Feel free to get creative with the substitutes based on what you have on hand or your personal preferences!

  • Plain yogurt: Adds creaminess and a tangy flavor. You could also use Greek yogurt or sour cream.
  • Avocados: You’ll need two ripe avocados, peeled and pitted. Make sure to use ripe avocados, as unripened ones won’t blend well.
  • Extra virgin olive oil: Avocado oil or sunflower oil can be used in a pinch.
  • Fresh lime juice: Gives the dressing a bright flavor. Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar are good alternatives.
  • Fresh cilantro or parsley: Adds freshness to the dressing. You can experiment with different herbs, like fresh basil or mint, for a flavor twist.
  • Fresh Garlic: Garlic powder or shallots are good substitutes.
  • Chili powder: Adds a subtle heat. Paprika or a pinch of cayenne pepper can work.
  • Salt and black pepper: A simple seasoning that enhances all the flavors.
Blending avocados with yogurt in a blender.

How To Make Avocado Salad Dressing

So, who wants to replace their bottled salad dressing with my outrageously delicious, creamy, light, and good-for-you avocado dressing!? You wouldn’t be mistaken—it’s that great. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

  1. Combine Ingredients: Add all the ingredients to your blender.
  2. Blend: Blend until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  3. Adjust Consistency: If the dressing is too thick, add more olive oil to reach the desired consistency.
  4. Season to Taste: Taste the dressing and adjust the salt, pepper, and chili powder as needed.
  5. Store: Transfer the dressing to a jar, seal it with a lid, and refrigerate. It will keep for up to 10 days. Then, serve as a salad dressing or a DIP. 🥑 ❤️ 

Serving Suggestions

This tangy, smooth, and light avocado dressing recipe adds a lot of flavor to any salad. You could also serve it as a dip or as a spread! For a snack, serve it with fresh vegetable sticks, lavash pita bread, or wonton chips. Add a dollop to grain bowls with quinoa, brown rice, or couscous.

Use as a topping for salmon tacos or burritos, or serve alongside grilled chicken, swordfish, or steak as a creamy sauce

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Avocado Salad Dressing

If you are looking for a fresh, tangy, and creamy dressing for your salads, try this avocado dressing. It takes just minutes to prepare!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 ounces

Ingredients 

  • 4 cups plain yogurt
  • 2 avocados, peeled, pitted and diced
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lime juice, about 2 limes
  • ¼ cup packed fresh cilantro, or parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, or to taste
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
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Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth.
  • If the consistency is too thick, add more olive oil, about a tablespoon at a time.
  • Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
  • Transfer to a jar; close with a lid and keep refrigerated for 10 days.

Notes

Store the avocado dressing in an airtight container and keep it in the fridge for up to 10 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 40mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 63IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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87 Comments

  1. Terr says:

    Really good dressing. I added a little cumin for extra flavor.

    1. Katerina Petrovska says:

      Thank YOU! I’m very glad you enjoyed it! 🙂

  2. Katie says:

    What is the serving size for the 85 calories? I see that it makes 20 ounces total but was wondering how much was portioned for the 85 calorie count in your calculator. Thank you!

  3. Deborah Robinspn says:

    I added Tarragon Mustard and bit of honey it took the dressing to whole new level.