This Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is creamy, healthy and bursting with fresh citrusy flavors! It takes minutes to make, plus it's oil-free and vegan too.
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Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

This Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is creamy, healthy and bursting with fresh citrusy flavors! It takes minutes to make, plus it's oil-free and vegan too.
Course Dressing
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Oil-free, Vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 62kcal
Author Melissa Huggins

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup dairy-free yogurt , unsweetened
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup cilantro , packed
  • 2-3 tablespoons lime juice , fresh-squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon agave , more to taste (sub pure maple syrup or any sweetener)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt , more to taste (or any salt)
  • fresh cracked pepper , to taste
  • 1/3-1/2 cup filtered water , as needed

Instructions

  • Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor. Start out with 1/3 cup water, and add as needed. Blend until smooth. * If you want bits of cilantro in the dressing, reserve 1/4 cup cilantro before starting. Now blend everything else until smooth and add reserved cilantro. Pulse until you've reached desired texture. Taste for seasoning and add as needed. 

Notes

* If you'd like to turn up the heat, add 1/2 of a small deseeded jalapeño. (Be careful not to touch your eyes after). You can also add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper. 
* This dressing can be made into a thicker dip. Just add another half of avocado and use less water. Blend to desired consistency. 
* I love the extra creaminess and tang from the yogurt, but feel free to omit it if you don't have it. Just add another small half of avocado. You might need to add a bit more water to thin out (unsweetened soy milk works too).
* You can replace the garlic powder with fresh garlic. I'd use about 1-2 small cloves. If you would like a bit of onion flavor, you can use fresh green onion (about 1 stalk) or a 1/4 teaspoon of onion powder.
* Makes about 1 cup of dressing. 
* Recipe adapted from Smart Little Cookie

Nutrition

Serving: 1(about a 1/4 cup) | Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 279mg | Potassium: 142mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 305IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.4mg