Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!
Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!

Looking for a delicious salad dressing that can also double as a topping for potatoes, or even as a dip for that big ol’ bag of tortilla chips? Well… here it is – avocado cilantro lime dressing! Thick, creamy, and loaded with Southwestern flavors, this really is a wonderfully easy and versatile dressing.

It is amazingly simple to prepare in under 10 minutes from start to finish, and tastes fantastic, no matter how you decide to serve it. Here’s how to make this delicious dressing/dip:

What’s In Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing?

The ingredients necessary to make avocado cilantro lime dressing are all fairly common. They are avocado, cilantro, lime juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, red onion flakes, cumin, and salt/pepper. See the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post for exact measurements.

A photo of the ingredients used to make this salad dressing.

It’s EASY To Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

Making this creamy salad dressing (or topping) could not be any easier! Measure all the ingredients except for the salt and pepper into a blender. Blend on high speed until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

If you do not own a blender, you can use an electric mixer, to combine the ingredients until they’re smooth and creamy. It might take just a bit longer than if using a blender, but this is a good alternative. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

TIP: If you’re using this as a traditional salad dressing and want it to be thinner, no problem! Simply thin it slightly by adding a tiny bit more olive oil and red wine vinegar, and mixing well.

What Can You Do With Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing?

The avocado cilantro lime dressing can now be used as a dip or a topping, and wow, does it taste wonderful! Grab some tortilla chips for a flavor-packed creamy avocado dip, or top a steamin’ hot baked potato with this dressing (instead of sour cream). Yum. Can you see the specks of cilantro in creamy dressing, shown in the photo below? Oh yeah.

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing is mixed until creamy and smooth, using a blender.

I also use this as a dressing for my yummy black bean, corn and tomato salad. The creamy dressing tastes fantastic when mixed into this delicious side dish, as well.

The avocado salad dressing is mixed into a Southwestern black bean and corn salad.

Another way we have enjoyed the avocado cilantro lime dressing is to use it as a topping for a main dish Southwestern steak salad. You can see it in the photo below, as well. So much flavor is added to each salad.

Dollop a steak salad with avocado cilantro lime dressing to finish.

However you choose to enjoy it, this creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing is absolutely delicious! I hope you have the chance to make this recipe for those you love. Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful day, friend.

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Original recipe source: Krista Rollins at http://www.joyfulhealthyeats.com/southwestern-steak-salad-with-cilantro-avocado-dressing/

Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Delicious avocado cilantro lime dressing can be used as a topping on Southwest-inspired salads, baked potatoes, OR as a quick dip for tortilla chips!

Category: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American, Southwestern
Keyword: avocado cilantro lime dressing
Servings: 4
Calories Per Serving: 118 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1 large avocado
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro , chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Measure all ingredients except for salt and pepper into a blender. Blend on high speed until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

    *NOTE: If you do not own a blender, you can use an electric mixer to combine ingredients until smooth and creamy. It might take a bit longer than if using a blender, but is a good alternative. Once done, season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Serve this creamy dressing with tortilla chips as a dip, or top a baked potato with it (instead of butter/sour cream. Add to Southwest-inspired salads as a dressing, and toss to fully combine. ENJOY!

Recipe Notes

TIP: If you're using this as a salad dressing and want it to be thinner, no problem! Simply thin it slightly by adding a tiny bit more olive oil and red wine vinegar, and mixing well.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 (1/4 of total))
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 282mg8%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 380IU8%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing

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