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Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #dressing #recipe

This is a bright, zippy salad dressing that is awesome on anything Mexican. I made this salad dressing to go on my Mexican Carnitas Cobb Salad, but  you could also use it as a sauce on chicken or to top an enchilada, taco or maybe as a dip with a quesadilla? So many possibilities …

Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 9 minutes

Yield: About 1 cup of dressing

Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing


  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup fresh-squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 of a bunch of cilantro leaves (about 1 cup)
  • 1/4 - 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 1/4 - 1 jalapeno (more or less to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 Tablespoons lowfat milk


  1. In a food processor or handi chopper, blend together the garlic, lime juice, cilantro, avocado and jalapeno until the cilantro and garlic are finely chopped and the mixture is smooth. Add the sugar, cumin and salt and blend a bit more.
  2. Add the mixture to a small mixing bowl and stir in the olive oil, yogurt and the milk till smooth. Add more milk if needed to get the desired consistency.


RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Avocado Cilantro Lime Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #salad #dressing #recipe

This recipe was shared at Gluten Free Friday, Inspiration Monday and The Wednesday Roundup.

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22 Responses

  1. Found this on Facebook and it’s a must make. All the flavors that I love. Thanks for the recipe. Pinned.

    November 21, 2013 at 9:53 am

    • Ann

      I am so glad you like it Lea Ann! Thank you for pinning 🙂

      November 21, 2013 at 10:32 pm

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  3. Jessica

    Made this last night to go with a chicken taco salad. SOOO delicious!!

    March 30, 2014 at 10:20 pm

    • Ann

      Hurrah that makes me so happy, Jessica! Thanks for your sweet comments 🙂

      March 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

  4. Delicious! I had all of the ingredients on hand so whipped this up as soon as I found the recipe. Yum! I was too lazy to pull the sugar down so I substituted honey, which seems to taste fine. I also wasn’t quite sure what to do with the olive oil since it isn’t mentioned in the instructions so I only put one of the TB and it doesn’t seem to be lacking any flavor. I can’t wait for our taco salad tonight!

    April 19, 2014 at 1:49 pm

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  7. Michelle

    Just what I was looking for to go with a Taco Salad. How long will it keep in the fridge for?

    July 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

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  12. Mary Ann

    It’s refreshing to read reviews from individuals that actually tried the recipe for a change. Very good dressing will be making again.

    June 17, 2015 at 4:55 am

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  14. Frances

    How long could I keep this on my fridge? Sound delicious!!!

    September 20, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    • Ann

      At least a week, possibly two (or more), would be safe, Frances. I used mine up rather quickly, so I’m not exactly sure.

      September 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm

  15. Rachel

    I made this tonight to have with a grilled chicken chopped salad. It was great. I subbed honey for the sugar and used a whole avocado.

    September 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    • Ann

      Yay, Rachel, I am so happy you like the recipe … 🙂

      September 20, 2015 at 9:26 pm

  16. Donte

    Hello Ms. Ann,

    Start off by saying I HATE avocados so I am really baffled as to how i LOVE this recipe. It’s so refreshing and I know this thread is old but if you get this just know that you set a bar.

    October 24, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    • Ann

      That’s awesome news! Thank you for taking the time to send me a comment, Dante. You made my day. 🙂

      October 24, 2016 at 6:54 pm

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