This avocado lime dressing will put a creamy and tangy twist on almost any summer salad!

Minutes to make and packed with creamy avocado and tangy lime, this simple dressing will be your new go-to for dipping and dressing all summer long.

Rich and creamy, it’s perfect for salads or even drizzling over fish tacos. So easy!

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  • This avocado lime dressing recipe is made with wholesome ingredients that are likely already on hand!
  • It’s low-calorie, sugar-free, and keto-friendly.
  • Make and use this multi-purpose dressing in so many recipes from salads to burgers!

Ingredients in Avocado Lime Dressing

Avocado: Get whole avocados that are slightly soft when you squeeze them. If needed, avocados can ripen on the counter. Once ripened, keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to use them.

Base: Greek yogurt or sour cream makes this dressing extra creamy.

Lime: Fresh lime not only adds a nice tangy flavor, it keeps the dressing from oxidizing (turning brown) so quickly. Lime can be replaced with lemon juice if you’d like.

Seasoning: Use garlic powder instead of fresh garlic, if desired. Add a little honey if you’d like.

Variations

  • Replace parsley with fresh cilantro leaves.
  • Stir in a pinch of ground cumin.
  • Add other fresh herbs to your liking.
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How to Make Avocado Lime Dressing

  1. Blend avocado and lime juice until smooth (as per the recipe below).
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and whisk in milk to desired consistency.
  3. Refrigerate for 30 minutes before using.

This recipe uses a small food processor or blender for a smooth creamy texture. If you don’t have one, you can mash it very finely with a fork.

How to Use Avocado Lime Dressing

This creamy avocado dressing is great over romaine lettuce. Favorite additions include cherry tomatoes, cucumber, red onion, and radishes.

Use it as a dip for tortilla chips, drizzle over corn salad, tacos, or a black bean quinoa salad or burrito bowls. The possibilities are endless!

Storage

Keep avocado lime dressing in a jar and cover it with plastic wrap so the wrap is touching the top layer of the dressing. Keep for up to 3 days.

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Avocado Lime Dressing

Avocado lime dressing is a zesty and creamy topping that adds a burst of flavor to any dish.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 12 servings
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Ingredients  

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ¼ teaspoon salt & pepper each, more to taste
  • cup milk or as needed

Instructions 

  • Cut the avocado in half and remove and discard the pit.
  • Add the avocado and the fresh lime juice to a food processor. Pulse until the mixture is smooth. If you don't have a food processor, use a fork to mash until very smooth.
  • Add Greek yogurt or sour cream, olive oil, garlic, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper. Pulse until all ingredients are well combined.
  • Whisk in milk as needed to reach the desired consistency. If you prefer a thinner consistency, add more milk.
  • Transfer the dressing to a jar and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Notes

This recipe uses a small food processor or blender for a smooth creamy texture. If you don’t have one, you can mash it very finely with a fork.
To prevent the avocado from turning brown, cover the dressing with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic wrap is touching the surface of the dressing. This will help to keep the dressing fresh and green.
To maintain freshness, store avocado lime dressing in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
 
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Nutrition Information

Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 46 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 67IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie
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  1. This is such a great dressings. Being Italiana, we love a good dressing that can go on anything! So far I’ve used it on breakfast Tacos, scrambled eggs, pasta salad, fried fish as a dip…..it tastes great on almost everything. Grazie and blessings, Robin.5 stars

  2. If the avocado browns prematurely does it mean the dressing is bad or unsafe to eat? Or is it more of an aesthetic thing?5 stars

    1. We recommend storing it in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If the avocado goes brown in that time, it is most likely just an aesthetic thing as it is safe to eat browned avocado.