If you’re a fan of my Lime Crema, I think you’re going to also love this Creamy Avocado Dressing. It has the same bones as the Lime Crema, but is dressed up with a few more flavors to really make it a flavor bomb. This dressing comes together super fast, so you can make it fresh on the spot whenever needed.
P.S. It’s great on a lot more than just salads!
What’s in Creamy Avocado Dressing
This recipe is SO simple. It starts with the same ingredients as my Lime Crema: sour cream, garlic, lime, and salt. Then I added an avocado and fresh cilantro to freshen it up and make it a total flavor bomb. It’s so simple, but SO good.
Do I Need a Food Processor?
I found my food processor to be the easiest tool in my kitchen to make this dressing, but it is definitely soft and fluid enough to use a good blender if you have one. This recipe makes about one cup, so you’ll need something with at least a 1.5 cup capacity to allow for movement.
How to Serve Creamy Avocado Dressing
I used this avocado dressing on my Turkey Taco Salad this week, but I found myself dipping all sorts of vegetables into the jar throughout the rest of the day. This dressing is so good that I was looking for anything and everything to dip into it!
Try this dressing on your sandwiches, wraps, tacos, salads, nachos, bowl meals, fresh vegetables, and more!
Creamy Avocado Dressing
- 1 avocado ($0.89)
- 1/2 cup sour cream ($0.24)
- 1 clove garlic, minced ($0.08)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice (1 lime) ($0.50)
- 1/4 bunch fresh cilantro ($0.20)
- 1/4 cup water (or as needed) ($0.00)
- Add the avocado, sour cream, minced garlic, salt, lime juice, and cilantro to a food processor or blender. Puré until smooth.
- Add water, 1-2 Tbsp at a time, and purée again until it reaches your desired consistency (leave thicker for a dip, add more water for a pourable dressing).
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Pictured with Turkey Taco Salad.
How to Make Creamy Avocado Dressing – Step by Step Photos
Add 1 avocado, ½ cup sour cream, 1 clove of garlic (minced), ¼ tsp salt, 2 Tbsp lime juice, and ¼ bunch cilantro to a food processor or blender.
Purée until smooth. Add water, 1-2 Tbsp at a time, and purée again until the dressing reaches your desired consistency. To use as a dip, leave it thick and don’t add any water. For a more pourable dressing, add about ¼ cup water.
Serve over your favorite salad, tacos, nachos, wrap sandwiches, chips, or fresh vegetables!