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Creamy vegan garden herb dressing in a jar

Creamy Avocado Herb Dressing

A creamy, oil-free dressing with fresh garden herbs and avocado! It's full of flavor and so tasty on a variety of salads.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings3 (1/3 cup servings)


  • 1 small avocado (or 1/2 large avocado)
  • 1/3 cup fresh parsley (thick stems removed)
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil (or dill, cilantro, etc.)
  • 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. (Scrape 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.)


Avocado: Feel free to substitute with dairy-free yogurt (plain + unsweetened) or silken tofu for the creamy base.
Make it a veggie dip: Add less water for a thicker consistency.
Yield: Recipe makes about 3/4 cup dressing.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 127 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 10 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7 g | Potassium: 395 mg | Fiber: 5 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 803 IU | Vitamin C: 24 mg | Calcium: 28 mg | Iron: 1 mg