Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing (Dairy-Free)

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Creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing is super easy to make, absolutely delicious, and goes amazingly well with any vegetable or salad. The best part is that you can make this in less than 5 minutes.

Cilantro Lime Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

Creamy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

If you’re looking for more avocado dressing recipes, also try this avocado ranch salad dressing and this avocado vinaigrette.

What We Love About Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

It’s quick and easy: It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up this amazingly tasty dressing, and it’s so easy that even a child can do it (with supervision, of course).

It’s so tasty: The flavors are out of this world. I promise you’ll LOVE this dressing. It’ll be your new favorite go-to with any vegetable or salad dish.

It’s dairy-free: Despite being extraordinarily creamy, no dairy is used to make this salad dressing. That means you can have as much as you can stomach (it’s super rich) without suffering from lactose intolerance.

Cilantro Lime Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

You may also like: This 3-minute avocado mayo recipe:

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How to Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Blend it: Add the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and garlic in a blender. Add some water and blend until smooth. You can add more water to alter the consistency.

Cilantro Lime Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

Cilantro Lime Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

Serve: Season your avocado cilantro lime dressing with salt and pepper to taste and serve immediately.

Cilantro Lime Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

Related: Avocado Fries

Make-Ahead and Freezing Instructions:

To Make-Ahead: Follow the recipe as usual, scoop the ready avocado cilantro lime dressing into an air-tight container, and refrigerate. As long as you’re keeping your avocado dressing sealed up tight, you’ll be able to keep it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

To Freeze: If you decide to freeze this dressing instead, it will keep for up to 3 months. Make sure your container is freezer-safe and seals properly.

Cilantro Lime Dairy Free Avocado Dressing

Recipe Variations:

Make it spicy: You can also add more spice by adding a few drops of your favorite hot sauce, some cayenne pepper, or any other spicy spice you prefer.

Make it extra creamy: If you’re not allergic to dairy, you can ramp up the creaminess of this dressing by adding a bit of milk instead of water or even going a step further and adding some cream. The results are amazing.

Add nuts: You can’t go wrong with a little crunch and a yummy nutty flavor. It might not seem like a great idea to add nuts, but they perfectly complement this avocado dressing, leaving you wanting more. Just make sure you don’t have a tree nut allergy.

Add onion: Finally, you can add onion for extra flavor and quite a crunch. You can experiment with different kinds of onion to alter the taste from mild to intense. Green onions are usually best.

P.S. If you love this avocado lime dressing, you also need to try this spicy avocado dill dressing:

avocado dill dressing

Avocado Dill Dressing


    • 1 large avocado
    • ½ cup chopped cilantro
    • ¼ cup olive oil
    • 2 tbsp lime juice
    • 1 garlic clove, minced
    • 2-4 tablespoons water
    • salt and black to taste


  1. Add the avocado flesh, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, garlic and 2 tablespoon of water to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
  3. Add more water if needed.


Prep Time

5 minutes


Choose your avocado: Since you’ll be blending your ingredients anyway, go ahead and choose an almost overly ripe, mushy avocado. It will blend much better than a firm, barely ripe avocado.

For extra zing: You can add lime or lemon zest for an extra citrusy taste.

For variety: Swap the cilantro with another herb, add some heat, and adjust the consistency. This way, you can mix and match just about any dish with this versatile dressing.

Add a touch of cumin: The cumin will add depth of flavor, further enhancing this already yummy avocado dressing.

Too tangy? Add a touch of sweetness with a spoon of maple syrup or a little honey to balance the sharp citrus flavors.

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