Vegan Avocado Dressing is a creamy salad dressing that's healthy, delicious, and packed with fresh herbs and citrus.
VEGAN AVOCADO DRESSING RECIPE
I can't get enough of this vegan avocado dressing. It has the spirit of a mild guacamole dip, with cilantro and lime, but it's thin enough to toss with a salad or use as a dip for chips or veggies.
Healthy fats from both olive oil and ripe avocado make this a nutritional and delicious choice for your salad or other meals. Use it as a healthy alternative to ranch dressing and dips.
Gather your fresh ingredients and let's make this amazing salad dressing. You'll have enough for a family meal, or enough for yourself for workweek of lunches. Vegan avocado dressing is perfect tucked into meal prepped lunches with some greens and Air Fryer Tofu.
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN AVOCADO DRESSING
Avocado - You'll need one avocado, seed and skin removed. Your avocado should be soft and ripe.
Olive Oil - You can use extra virgin olive oil, or substitute with avocado oil for a full avocado experience.
Lime Juice - Freshly squeezed lime juice is key here. It adds acidity and tons of bright flavor.
Cilantro - Fresh cilantro leaves add an earthy, herby flavor. Make sure to use only the leaves. Cilantro stems can be bitter.
Garlic - Minced garlic gives our dressing a warm, savory flavor.
Salt and Pepper - Add to taste. I like to add a nice pinch of both.
Water - You may or may not need water to thin out your dressing. It depends on the size of your avocado and how thick or thin you prefer the dressing to be.
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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN AVOCADO DRESSING
- Add the avocado and olive oil to a food processor. Pulse to combine
- Add lime juice and pulse to combine again.
- Then add in the fresh cilantro leaves, and minced garlic. Pulse again until well combined.
- Taste the dressing and season with salt and pepper if desired. If needed, use water to thin to your desired consistency.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
HOW TO STORE VEGAN AVOCADO DRESSING
This dressing will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. I actually like it better after it's sat there for a day or two so they flavors can develop more.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGAN AVOCADO DRESSING
Obviously this is a salad dressing, so toss it with your favorite greens and veggies. The flavors here are versatile, and you can even switch out the cilantro for other herbs if you think it will go better with your salad.
Try this dressing on tacos! Vegan Taquitos are amazing dipped into this avocado goodness. Or drizzle this dressing over Tofu Sofritas. It's addicting once you start making this, you'll want to put it on everything!
CAN I MAKE AVOCADO DRESSING IN A BLENDER?
Absolutely. Use either a food processor or a blender to create your vegan dressing. Both will work well. If your blender is not a high speed one, I suggest chopping the herbs a bit before adding them in.
VARIATIONS FOR VEGAN AVOCADO DRESSING
The awesome thing about homemade salad dressings is that you can really substitute anything in for flavor that you want. It's your dressing; you do your thing!
In this recipe you can:
Substitute any other fresh herbs for the cilantro. Try dill, basil, parsley, or a combination of two or more herbs.
Use a different acid. Lime juice is gorgeous when paired with avocado and cilantro, but lemon juice will work too. To skip the citrus flavor all together, use apple cider vinegar.
Make it creamier. Use your favorite plant based milk or mayo to give this dressing a creamier texture if you like. Just add a tablespoon or two and mix well.
MORE VEGAN SAUCES AND DRESSINGS TO TRY
Vegan Honey Mustard Sauce is creamy, tangy and sweet. It works as a salad dressing and also as a dip for whatever you feel like dipping today.
Vegan Tartar Sauce is creamy and tangy and also perfect for dipping. I love this with fresh vegetables or any type of "fish" dish.
For all of your grilling and BBQ needs, you have to try my Vegan BBQ Sauce.
Vegan Aioli is the vegan sauce that you didn't know you were missing. It's creamy and packed with garlic and seasonings. Perfect on literally everything!
Oil Free Salad Dressing is low fat, super flavorful, and vegan too!
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Vegan Avocado Dressing
- Add the avocado and olive oil to a food processor. Pulse to combine.
- Next, add in freshly squeezed lime juice. Pulse to combine.
- Then add in the fresh cilantro leaves, minced garlic and combine.
- Taste the dressing, add salt and pepper to taste.
- Use the water to thin dressing to your desired consistency.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
- Substitute basil, parsley, or other herbs for the cilantro if you like.
- Avocado oil can be substituted for olive oil.
- When using cilantro, avoid using the stems. They can add a bitter taste to your recipe.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.