Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

March 23, 2021
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This recipe for creamy cilantro avocado dressing is quick and easy and the perfect topping for tacos, salads, or as a dip for chips or veggies.
cilantro avocado dressing in a storage glass

I love a good creamy dressing but really hate all the unhealthy fat that comes from the typical mayonaise or oil based creamy dressing. This cilantro avocado dressing has all the creaminess you crave and all the health benefits of avocado and Greek yogurt. There is no guilt with this dressing.

This recipe comes together in 5 minutes and has so many uses other than just as a dressing to your favorite salad.

Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing is the perfect solution for other overripe avocados.

Happy Eats!
overhead shot of cilantro avocado dressing ingredients in a blender

Let’s Talk Ingredients

All you need for this creamy cilantro avocado dressing is:

  • Avocado is what makes this dressing nice and creamy. This the perfect solution for those overripe avocados.
  • Greek Yogurt provides some creaminess and tanginess to the dressing. If you don’t have Greek yogurt on hand you can substitute sour cream.
  • Cilantro provides a nice herbaceousness to the dressing. Parsley is the perfect substitute if you don’t have any cilantro.
  • Lime Juice adds brightness and tang to the dressing. Lemon juice can be used as a substitute for lime juice.
  • Garlic Powder provides flavor. I used the powder instead of raw due to some dietary issues with consuming raw garlic. If you prefer fresh, two cloves of raw medium garlic are approximately equivalent to ¼ of a teaspoon of garlic powder.
  • Olive Oil adds a little bit more richness to the dressing and helps it all bind together.
  • Salt and Pepper are those spices that every dish seems to need. The salt will help enhance flavors but also act as a preserving agent. Fresh black pepper will add some additional depth to the dressing.

3 shrimp tacos topped with mango salsa and creamy cilantro avocado dressing

Ways to Use Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

I love avocados so this dressing is just another way to add one of my favorite foods to a dish. Of course this dressing is perfect for salads but there are so many other ways to use it.

  • This dressing is great on shrimp tacos, chicken tacos, steak tacos, pretty much any taco.
  • It is the perfect drizzle on top of a burrito bowl, tostadas, nachos, or grilled steak, chicken, or fish.
  • Leave off the mayo on your next sandwich or burger and substitute it with some cilantro avocado dressing.
  • Skip the ranch and dip your veggies in some of this dressing instead.

Let’s Get Cooking

Are you ready for Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing? This dressing comes together in 5 minutes and is the perfect dressing for salads, tacos, sandwiches, and so much.

Pro-tip: This dressing only lasts about 3-5 days in the refrigerator so only make as much as you need.


cilantro avocado dressing in a storage glass

Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing

This recipe for creamy cilantro avocado dressing is quick and easy and the perfect topping for tacos, salads, or as a dip for chips or veggies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 9 servings
Calories 58 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup avocado, about 1 medium avocado
  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt, or sour cream
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp garlic salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • water or milk, as needed for thinning

Instructions
 

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and blend/pulse until smooth. Stopping to scrape down the sides a couple of times.
    overhead shot of cilantro avocado dressing ingredients in a blender
  • Add 1-2 tablespoons of water or milk to thin out to the desired consistancy.
    overhead shot of cilantro avocado dressing ingredients in a blender after being blended
  • Serve on your favorite salads or tacos or as a dip for fresh veggies/chips.
  • Refrigerator in an airtight container for up 3-5 days.
    cilantro avocado dressing in a storage glass

Notes

1. Servings: The number of servings will vary based on how dressing is being served.
2. Storage: Since this is made with fresh ingredients you can expect it to last 3-5 days if stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
3. Serving OptionsBesides your favorite salad, this dressing goes great on top of tacos, tostadas, as a dressing for sandwiches, or as a dip for veggies/chips.
4. Variations: 
    • Add a fresh jalapeno for a little heat
    • Greek yogurt can be replaced with sour cream
    • Fresh garlic powder can be replaced with fresh garlic.  ¼ teaspoon of garlic powder is equivalent to about two medium fresh cloves of garlic.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 3 tablespoonsCalories: 58 kcalCarbohydrates: 2 gProtein: 1 gFat: 6 gSaturated Fat: 1 gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1 gMonounsaturated Fat: 4 gCholesterol: 1 mgSodium: 369 mgPotassium: 101 mgFiber: 1 gVitamin A: 7 IUVitamin C: 2 mgCalcium: 5 mg

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    The Gourmet Country Girl
    April 7, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    5 stars
    This is perfect; the right balance of flavor with just enough salt to cut through the fat round everything out. I love the use of yogurt in this sauce because it adds the right amount of punch. It is hard to find a good cilantro avocado sauce that isn’t flat – and this is the one!

    • Reply
      Melissa
      April 9, 2021 at 1:39 pm

      Yes, salt is key. So glad you liked it.

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