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Creamy Avocado Cilantro Salad Dressing

    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!

    Creamy Cilantro Avocado Salad Dressing Recipe

    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.

    Scooping Avocado into a food processor

    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.)

    Pulsing Avocado in a food processor

    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.

    Squeezing Lime Juice

    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.

    Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing on Salad

    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.

    Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing

    What if my dressing is too thick to pour?

    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.

    How far in advance can I make this avocado salad dressing?

    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.

    What are other ways I could enjoy this salad dressing?

    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.

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    Creamy Cilantro Avocado Dressing on Salad

    Creamy Cilantro Avocado Salad Dressing

    4.50 stars average
    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!
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 8



    • 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.


    If the dressing is too thick, add a little lime juice or water to reach desired consistency. 


    Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 103kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 138mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 112IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

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    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:

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