Avocado Dressing – a thick and creamy dressing made with avocado. It is great for about any salad or even to use as a dip.
I love making my own salad dressings at home. Partly because they taste so much better than the store bought stuff, but also because I get bored and like to mix up my dressing often. One thing I never get tired of those is avocados, and this Avocado Dressing not only is great on salads, but makes a great dip as well!
Creamy Avocado Dressing
We eat a lot of salads in my family. My guys don’t love a lot of just plain vegetables, so salads are a great way to get vegetables into them, that they actually enjoy. And this avocado dressing definitely ups the requests for salad night. It is creamy from the avocado, but not loaded with tons of fat from mayo, like some dressings. You can add herbs to change the flavor and really make it whatever you want to taste like.
Why You’ll Love This Recipes
- Easy. With just a few ingredients that you add to the food processor, this dressing is ready in minutes, and super easy to make.
- Versatile. The avocado doesn’t give this dressing a lot of flavor. It really makes it creamy, and it is the added herbs, lime juice, and olive oil that give it flavor. So you can change up the flavor by using different herbs or even lemon juice or vinegar.
- Healthy. This dressing isn’t loaded down with a lot of fat from mayo or a ton of oil. It does use oil, but because of the avocado, not as much as normal. So it is a super creamy, but still good for you dressing.
What You’ll Need
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- Olive Oil
- Plain Greek Yogurt
- Lime Juice
- Salt & Pepper
How To Make Avocado Dressing
- Prep Avocado. The first step is to scoop out the flesh of the avocado into a small food processor. Process until it is mostly smooth. I like to do this before adding the other ingredients, so the yogurt doesn’t break down or separate.
- Mix. Once the avocado is smooth, add everything but the water and mix until just combined and smooth.
- Consistency. Next you add water to get to your desired consistency. To make a thick dressing, but still pourable you need about 1/3 cup. If you want it more like a dip you could add less. If you want it light and able to drizzle you can add up to about 1/2 cup.
Recipe Tips & Variations
- Get Creative! You can get super creative with the herbs here and really change the flavor profile. If you want an avocado ranch, add about 1 Tablespoon of ranch seasoning mix in place of the parsley/cilantro called for. Mix up the herbs and swap in dill or basil or whatever you like, depending on what you are going to use it for.
- Don’t like Greek Yogurt? You can use sour cream or mayo instead and the recipe will work great.
- A mini food processor works really well to get the dressing nice and smooth. The smoother the avocado is when you add the remaining ingredients, the less you have to blend it.
- Over ripe avocado? This will work great if you have an avocado that is on its last leg and has a couple of brown spots. It gets blended and is really making the dressing creamy, not adding tons of flavor. So it is ok if it isn’t perfectly ripe.
How To Use Avocado Dressing
- Use as a dip. My family will dip tortilla chips in this and be very happy. It would be great with veggies as well in place of ranch on a vegetable tray.
- Drizzle over Grilled Zucchini or Roasted Asparagus to give them just a bit of a different flavor.
- Serve with grilled meats to give them a little something extra. Smoked Chicken Breast or Grilled Pork Tenderloin pair really well with it.
- Add to tacos. This would be great on Fish Tacos or over Cilantro Lime Shrimp.
How To Store Avocado Dressing
I like to store in a mason jar with a tight fitting lid, but any airtight container will work. Store in the fridge for up to a week. There is enough acid in the dressing to keep it from turning brown.
More Tasty Dressing Recipes
- Thousand Island Dressing
- Greek Vinaigrette
- Ranch Dressing Mix
- Cilantro Lime Dressing
- Cafe Rio Dressing
- Creamy Balsamic Vinaigrette
- Lemon Vinaigrette
- 1 ripe avocado
- 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons lime juice
- 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or cilantro
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4-1/2 cup water
- Scoop out the flesh of the avocado into a small food processor. Process until it is mostly smooth.
- Once the avocado is smooth, add everything but the water and mix until just combined and smooth.
- Next you add water to get to your desired consistency. To make a thick dressing, but still pourable you need about 1/3 cup. If you want it more like a dip you could add less. If you want it light and able to drizzle you can add up to about 1/2 cup.
Amount Per Serving Calories 106Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 9gCholesterol 0mgSodium 138mgCarbohydrates 3gFiber 2gSugar 0gProtein 1g
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