Creamy, tangy, herb-filled dressing with avocado! Ultra-fresh and absolutely lovely with a variety of summer salads. (Vegan, gluten-free, oil-free)
This deliciously tangy & creamy herb dressing combines both parsley and basil for amazing flavor and freshness. Plus it's completely oil-free!
The creamy base is achieved with avocado, but feel free to swap in dairy-free yogurt or silken tofu if you wish. The dressing works beautifully with a variety of summer salads (or also as a flavor-packed veggie dip).
I adapted it from my Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing which we adore. But it's a versatile recipe you can play around with, so have fun exploring your own favorite flavors and textures.
To make it a vegetable dip, simply add less water to achieve a thicker consistency if desired.
We especially love it tossed with a fresh Summer Chopped Salad (pictured below). Hope you enjoy as well!
Creamy Garden Herb Dressing
- 1 small avocado (or 1/2 large avocado)
- 1/3 cup fresh parsley (thick stems removed)
- 1/3 cup fresh basil (stems removed)
- 3 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice (about 1 lemon, or more to taste)
- 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
- 1 tsp. agave (or other sweetener)
- 1/8 tsp. salt (more/less to taste)
- 3 Tbsp. water to thin (more as need for desired consistency)
- Puree all ingredients in a small food processor or blender until smooth (scraping down sides with spatula as needed.)
- Add more water if needed, a little at a time, until it reaches your desired consistency. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. (More salt, lemon juice, sweetener, etc.)
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If you're enjoying this creamy herb dressing, also feel free to check out:
- Oil-Free Carrot Ginger Dressing
- Oil-Free Garlic Basil Balsamic Dressing
- Quinoa Avocado Spinach Power Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
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