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Jar of creamy cilantro-lime dressing with fresh cilantro in front
5 from 6 votes

Creamy Cilantro-Lime Dressing

Creamy, delicious Cilantro-Lime Dressing with avocado! An amazing pairing with Southwestern-style salads.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free Option, Vegan


  • 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


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


Recipe yields about 3/4 cup dressing.
To add heat, try cayenne pepper or jalapeno.
For a different flavor combo, add cumin, more garlic, or more lime juice.
If you prefer to tone down the tartness, add a little agave to sweeten and balance it out.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 142 kcalCarbohydrates: 3 gProtein: 1 gFat: 15 gSaturated Fat: 2 gPotassium: 143 mgFiber: 2 gSugar: 1 gVitamin A: 307 IUVitamin C: 6 mgCalcium: 6 mgIron: 1 mg