Made with creamy avocado, fresh cilantro, lime juice and cumin, this easy salad dressing recipe is delicious over greens or served as a dip with veggies!
We love salads in our house. In fact, you won’t find me serving dinner without one if I’m being honest. Don’t blame me, it’s my mama’s fault. We grew up starting each meal with a giant Syrian Salad in the middle of the dinner table each night.
While we do still enjoy traditional Middle Eastern salad most nights of the week, I do try to change it up from time to time so that my kids don’t get bored with eating their leafy greens. Recently we had an avocado that was starting to ripen so I wanted to take full advantage before it turned overly ripe and we missed our avocado-tunity. (If you know, you know.)
Making this creamy avocado salad dressing couldn’t be easier if I tried. You literally add all of the ingredients into a high speed food processor and pulse until smooth.
Made with creamy avocado, bright lime juice, fragrant cilantro and fresh garlic, each bite is bursting with flavor. Cumin and chili flakes give the dressing a little punch but feel free to omit.
When serving, I love to drizzle the avocado salad dressing over a giant bowl of salad greens and chopped veggies. If you have leftover cilantro, add that too. The more flavor the better when it comes to healthy eating.
This dressing will naturally be on the thicker side due to the creamy texture of the avocado. Don’t worry, simply toss the salad with your greens to ensure the veggies are evenly coated in dressing! Alternatively, you can thin it out with a little lime juice and water but you will want to add a little salt if you do that.
This salad dressing tastes even better as it sits so I highly recommend making it ahead of time! You can keep it stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. Toss with greens right before serving.
This would make a great dip for a veggie platter or the perfect sauce to spread on top of chicken that comes off the grill.
Want more delicious salad recipes? Here are a few of my favorites:
- Lebanese Chopped Vegetable Salad
- Traditional Greek Salad
- Dill Ranch Dressing
- Grilled Corn and Zucchini Salad
- Lebanese Fattoush Salad
Your fork is waiting.
Creamy Cilantro Avocado Salad Dressing
- Place all ingredients in a high speed food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. Check for seasoning and add more salt or chili flakes to taste. Serve over salad greens.