Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing With Cilantro [Vegan, Dairy Free]

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Packed with nutrition, this avocado lime dressing is a delicious and creamy flavor-filled healthy dressing. This avocado cilantro dressing is made with simple ingredients and comes together quickly in your food processor or with an immersion blender.

avocado lime dressing with fish tacos on white plate

Tools to make avocado lime dressing

  • Blender Food processor, immersion blender, or a blender to blend up the sauce.
  • Mason jar – for storage, and if you decide to use an immersion blender you can blend and store in the same container.

Ingredients to make avocado lime dressing

  • Avocados – For the creamiest sauce, use perfectly ripe avocados.
  • Fresh cilantro – You can use the leaves and stems since you’re blending everything up.
  • Lime juice – Whether you squeeze the lime juice straight from limes or from a container, the lime juice will give a nice punch of acidity and sweetness to the dressing.
  • Water – The water will thin out the sauce so you can drizzle it over your salad or tacos. Add 1/4 cup of water at a time until you get it to the desired consistency.
  • Salt – We love this kind because it still has the trace minerals.

How to make Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

This avocado cilantro dressing is super easy to make. Blend all the ingredients except the water together, then add the water until it’s as thin as you want.

Add your ingredients to a jar or bowl of food processor
Blend ingredients together (immersion blender method pictured here)
Enjoy your sauce as a dressing, dip, or sauce

How to Use This creamy avocado dressing

You can use this avocado cilantro dressing in so many different ways.

Recipe Tips & FAQ

  • Which blender works best for this – food processor or immersion blender? Either one will work well. If you have a minute to stand there, use your immersion blender. If not, pop it in the food processor (or blender), turn it on, and walk away. Here are the kitchen tools I recommend.
  • Is avocado lime dressing vegan? Yes, this recipe is vegan, dairy free, Paleo, and Whole 30 friendly.
  • How to make it more (or less) tangy? To add more tang to the recipe, add more lime juice. If you’ve got too much tang already, you could add an extra pinch of salt or a tablespoon of maple syrup or honey.

Looking for more delicious homemade healthy recipes?

If you’re looking for more ways to use up avocados, try this avocado mango salsa, avocado mayonnaise, or avocado chocolate pudding.

And if you’re looking for more delicious homemade salad dressings, check out these recipes:

Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This delicious avocado lime dressing is so simple to make and adds a tasty zing to your fish tacos, fajitas, or your summer salad.


  • 2 ripe avocados (large Hass work well)
  • 1 big handful of cilantro (stems and leaves)
  • 4-5 limes, juiced
  • 1/2-1 cup water (depends on desired thickness)
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Put all the ingredients in the bowl of your food processor.
  2. Turn it on and blend until smooth, or about 30 seconds. Add more water until it reaches your desired thickness.
  3. Pour into a jar to store in your fridge, or use right away.


  1. You can use an immersion blender instead of a food processor if you'd rather.
  2. To make the dressing tangier, add more lime juice. To reduce the tang, you can add 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 Tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 26Total Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 0g

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