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Jar of creamy cilantro-lime dressing with fresh cilantro in front

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Creamy, delicious Cilantro-Lime Dressing with avocado! A great pairing with Southwestern-style salads.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Total Time:10 mins
CourseDressing
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free Option, Vegan
Servings4

Ingredients

  • 1 cup loosely packed cilantro (stems removed and roughly chopped)
  • 1/2 avocado (or 1/2 cup plain vegan yogurt)
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lime juice (about 1 lime or more to taste)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil (can omit or replace with water as needed)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

Optional but recommended:

  • Agave to sweeten
  • Cumin to taste

Instructions

  • Puree all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.

Notes

Recipe yields about 3/4 cup dressing.
To add heat, try cayenne pepper or jalapeño.
Add a little agave (or other sweetener) to help balance it out.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 142 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 1 g | Fat: 15 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Potassium: 143 mg | Fiber: 2 g | Sugar: 1 g | Vitamin A: 307 IU | Vitamin C: 6 mg | Calcium: 6 mg | Iron: 1 mg