Today’s avocado dressing recipe calls for avocados, olive oil, water, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, and fresh dill. The resulting dressing is rich, silky, bright, and full of salty, sour, and herbaceous flavors.
It resembles guacamole in flavor but is more pourable and may be drizzled on salads, macro bowls, and nourish bowls. Try the dressing out the next time you have a ripe avocado on hand and you will love it!
Is This Recipe Healthy?
A common problem with creamy dressings is that they are laden with calories. Even a few tablespoons of salad dressing might easily add a hundred calories. Fortunately, with this healthier and lighter alternative to avocado dressing, you can have it any time you like, and your diet will thank you for it.
We limit the number of calories per serving to roughly 150 kcal and the amount of saturated fat to 2 g. The inclusion of avocado brings several health advantages.
Avocados are rich in fiber (6.7g of fiber in a 100-gram avocado). According to some studies, fiber can reduce LDL cholesterol and support heart and digestive health. Additionally, the fruit contains antioxidants such as vitamins C and E, which help to reduce free radical damage.
Overall, our avocado dressing utilizes healthy ingredients while still bursting with rich flavors, much like all of our other Easy Avocado Recipes.
Avocado: Though there are several widely accessible varieties of avocados at the supermarket, Hass is regarded as the best avocado type for this recipe because of its buttery, nutty flavor. Also, ripe avocados are required for a perfectly creamy and smooth dressing base.
Garlic: Adds to flavor complexity. If you find the fresh garlic is too strong, substitute it with garlic powder.
Salt and Pepper: To taste and make all the flavors pop.
Water: When you initially combine the dressing, it will have quite a thick consistency. Adding liquid, whether it be water, almond milk, or your preferred plant-based milk, will make the dressing more pourable. It is recommended to add 1 tablespoon at a time, depending on the desired consistency.
Olive Oil: Adds more healthy fat and works as an emulsifier to keep the avocado dressing extra creamy.
Lemon Juice: This citrus fruit lends a lovely pop of tartness. You can use fresh lime or lemon juice as you wish in this avocado dressing.
Greek Yogurt: Yogurt is added for an ultra-creamy and super smooth dressing. If you want a vegan avocado salad dressing, omit this ingredient.
Dill: Dill brings out the lemon’s tart taste. However, if you dislike dill, feel free to substitute fresh chives.
What Can You Use This Dressing for?
This salad dressing is simple, flavorful, and versatile. Our favorite way to use this avocado dressing is on salad.
Mix together romaine lettuce, roasted corn, pickled red onion, cherry tomatoes, seasonal fruits, and nuts of choice. The salad is not only bright and packed with health benefits, but also delicious.
It also makes an excellent dip for fresh vegetables. Make a large platter of fresh vegetables and use the veggie sticks to get a generous amount of the creamy dressing.
Another tasty way is to pour it over fish tacos or serve it with fresh mango spring rolls or spicy sweet potato fries or use it to top Jamaican Jerk chicken. You will fall in love with this creamy dressing no matter how you use it!
How to Store the Leftovers
Avocado dressing should last 3 – 4 days in a sealed container in the refrigerator. The acidity from lime juice helps prevent the dressing from turning brown.
For added insurance, press a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the dressing to keep it from oxidizing. You could also just add a thin layer of light olive oil to the surface after each use.
Can I Freeze It?
While you can freeze this avocado dressing to increase its shelf life, we do not recommend doing so. Because this dressing contains Greek yogurt, its texture will change when frozen.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Natalie Butler is a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion to help others live their best life through food, fitness, safer beauty and a healthy lifestyle. She has expertise with a variety of diets and diseases and believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach for health.
The dressing is a creamy and healthy alternative to traditional dressings, perfect for salads, sandwiches, and more.