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5 -Minute Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

This 5-minute Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salads or rice bowls. It’s dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto, and heart-healthy! Oh, it’s also Whole30!

Use this dressing on this Cilantro Lime Shrimp Salad [1]!

This 5-minute Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salads or rice bowls. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto, and heart-healthy! Oh, it's also Whole30!

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Once you taste this 5 Minute Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing, you will be obsessed!

It’s so flavorful, easy, and healthy, it’s now a staple at our house! We enjoy it on more than just salads. It’s perfect for grilled meat, Mexican food [2], brown rice, and quinoa [3] bowls. You name it!

This dressing is an easy way to infuse flavor in your favorite dishes. It’s a healthy food recipe  [4]that adds to dishes like Shrimp Salad [1] and pasta salad [5].

Other ways to use it:

 

Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salad or rice bowl.  It's gluten free, paleo friendly and heart healthy! 

Why is This Recipe Healthy?

Cilantro is a pretty healthy green leafy little herb!

It’s deep-green leaves possess good amounts of antioxidants, essential oils, vitamins, and dietary fiber, which may reduce the dreaded “bad cholesterol”. A bonus to its unique flavor.

And, avocado sometimes referred to as a superfood, is loaded with heart-healthy monounsaturated fatty acids and fiber.

So this dressing is doubly good for you!

HEALTHY food recipes [4]

Ingredients for Cilantro Lime Dressing

All you need is 6 simple ingredients: 

 

This 5-minute Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salads or rice bowls. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto, and heart-healthy! Oh, it's also Whole30!

How to Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing without Yogurt

The recipe could not be easier to whip together. Like 5-minutes easy!

If you have a hand/immersion blender, like this blender [7], then you’re golden (It’s a kitchen staple for sure). The dressing comes together in one container if you mix it in something with a lid. 

Also, if you make it in your mini food processor, that’s great too, it’s just an extra container to wash 🙂

Step 1

First, place all ingredients in a container and mix with an immersion blender until smooth or place in small food processor and process until smooth. 

Tip: there is no need to remove the leaves from the cilantro, just put it all in and blend!

Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salad or rice bowl.  It's gluten free, paleo friendly and heart healthy! 

Step 2

Store in an airtight container like a mason jar in the refrigerator for up to one week or so. 

Tip: The lime keeps the recipe from turning brown. 

 

What Type of Oil Do You Use in Cilantro Lime Dressing?

Our favorite oil to use in this avocado dressing is Avocado Oil [8]. We tried it with olive oil and the flavor is good, we just like the way the avocado oil keeps the dressing a little lighter and doesn’t harden when in the refrigerator.

Variations On This Dressing

Depending on your dietary constraints and what you like, here are two variations that are really good!

  1. Creamy Greek Yogurt Lime Dressing – this version has almost a ranch like texture to it. Simply add 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt with the other ingredients and blend. It’s a wonderful sauce for dipping!
  2. Spicy Avocado Lime Dressing – kick it up a notch and add some fresh jalapeno before blending. 

 

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This 5-minute Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salads or rice bowls. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto, and heart-healthy! Oh, it's also Whole30!

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salad or rice bowl.  It's gluten-free, paleo-friendly, and heart-healthy!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 52kcal
Author: Erin Henry [16]

Equipment

  • immersion blender

Ingredients

  • 1 cup avocado oil
  • 1 small avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, washed
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of one lime
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients in a container and mix with an immersion blender until smooth or place in small food processor and process until smooth. 
    Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salad or rice bowl.  It's gluten free, paleo friendly and heart healthy! 
  • Keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. 
    This 5-minute Healthy Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is a flavorful way to dress your salads or rice bowls. It's dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly, keto, and heart-healthy! Oh, it's also Whole30!

Video

Notes

There is no need to remove the leaves from the cilantro, just put it all in and blend!
Creamy Greek Yogurt Lime Dressing - this version has almost a ranch like texture to it. Simply add 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt with the other ingredients and blend. It's a wonderful sauce for dipping!
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
★ Did you make this recipe? Don't forget to give it a star rating below!
Great when used as a sauce on meat, seafood or rice bowls.  

Nutrition

Calories: 52kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 102mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2.3mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Tried this recipe?Mention @Suburban_Simplicity [17] or tag #suburbansimplicity [18]!

This recipe was originally published in 2017. It was updated with additional instructions and video on April 28, 2020. 

Healthy Avocado Dressing is so tasty, we kinda use it as a sauce on any recipes that needs a little something extra. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

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