Turn that remaining avocado half, or even your leftover guacamole, into this creamy avocado dressing made without dairy or mayo!
Have you ever noticed how easily avocado instantly improves any salad or vegetable dish? With that observation in mind, we thought it’d only make sense to spread the rich deliciousness of avocado even further, by turning it into an easy dressing.
Thanks to the natural creaminess built into avocado, you won’t need yogurt, cream, milk–anything dairy at all, to make this dressing delightfully creamy.
For this Creamy Avocado Dressing, you’ll need only the following ingredients!
- 1/2 an avocado – ripe enough to mash or blend: You can replace this with leftover or prepared guacamole; just reduce the salt and pepper at the end
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
This recipe is so forgiving, you’ll be hard-pressed to mess it up. Feel free to enrich the avocado with some Greek yogurt or cream cheese for a little extra tang in case the lime or lemon doesn’t give you enough!
From there, just add water until the sauce becomes a proper dressing! Taste and season with salt and pepper, and you’re ready to add this to a multitude of recipes.
Keep this recipe card handy next time you need a stellar dressing:
Recipes to make this dressing shine!
Turn guacamole or mashed avocado into a quick and easy, creamy avocado dressing without dairy or mayo.
homemade salad dressing
Calories: 47 kcal
or prepared guacamole
freshly squeezed lemon or lime juice
- Sea salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
Whisk ingredients together in a bowl or shake ingredients together in a Mason jar until well combined. Add water as needed to achieve desired consistency and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Keep sealed in an airtight container and use within 2-3 days.
Nutrition facts reflect each serving to be a little under 2 tablespoons.
Creamy Avocado Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 14IU0%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.