My Lime Crema is a favorite, and you will also enjoy this Creamy Avocado Dressing. This Dressing has the same base as the Lime Crema but is dressed up with more flavor to make it even more delicious. The Dressing is super quick to put together, so it can be made fresh right away.

P.S. It can be used on many other dishes than just salads.


This recipe is so easy. It begins with the same ingredients as my Lime Crema: salt, garlic, lime, and sour cream. I added avocado and fresh cilantro to give it a fresh, vibrant flavor. It’s simple and delicious.

Do I need a food processor?

My food processor was the best tool in my kitchen for making this Dressing. However, it is soft enough to blend with a blender if you don’t have one. To allow for movement, this recipe will make about 1 cup.


This avocado dressing was used in my Turkey Taco Salad, but I reached for the jar to dip all kinds of vegetables throughout the day. It’s so delicious that I kept looking for anything to dip in it!

This dressing uses avocado to make it creamy rather than mayonnaise or loads of oil. It doesn’t taste very avocado-ey because avocados are dense, so it needs to be thinned out to make it pourable as a dressing.

Rather, think of the avocado as a better-for-you means to get a creamy dressing fix!

Excellent use for avocados that are overripe or with brown spotty bits that don’t look appealing enough to use in salads. Use it as dressing for all your favorite salads – it’s particularly good for salads that call for Ranch, Caesar or other mayo-rich dressings.

What you need

Here’s what you need for this creamy, healthy avocado dressing:

  • Avocado – one that’s ripe and creamy!
  • Yogurt (or sour cream) – for an extra hit of creamy (without the guilt of mayo) plus tang;
  • Lemon juice – the tang;
  • Extra virgin olive oil – to add some richness to the Dressing. Without it, it’s a bit too “watery”;
  • Garlic – flavor!
  • Water – to thin the Dressing. Avocado is very dense! It needs quite a bit of thinning to make it pourable – about 6 tablespoons of water for half an avocado.


This creamy avocado dressing is delicious on salads or for dipping favorite vegetables. It takes only minutes to mix!

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • 1 avocado ($0.89)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream ($0.24)
  • 1 clove minced garlic ($0.08)
  • 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 2 Tbsp of fresh lime juice (1 lemon) ($0.50
  • 1/4 bunch of fresh cilantro ($0.20)
  • 1/4 cup water or as much as you need ($0.00).


  • Blend the avocado, sour cream, minced garlic and salt in a food processor. Puree until smooth.
  • Mix in water, about 1-2 Tbsp at once, and blend again until you reach your desired consistency.


Serving: 0.25 Cup Calories: 122.88 Kcal Carbohydrates are 5.58 G Protein: 1.6 G Fat: 11.3g Sodium 160.63 mg Fiber is 2.6 g

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