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Zesty Avocado Lime Dressing

Creamy Zesty Avocado Dressing Vegan Healthy Gluten Free

Do you guys write your go-to recipes down or do you keep them tucked away in your mind!? A lot of my regular recipes, like this Zesty Avocado Lime Dressing, I have tucked away in my thoughts and never get around to writing down the exact measurements, making the recipe according to taste and memory every time. 

One of the reasons I started this blog was so I could keep track of my recipes and hold myself accountable for writing down the exact measurements of dishes and desserts for future use. I often refer back to old recipes on Ceara’s Kitchen for the precise measurements and ingredients I used. And when I made these delicious baked burritos (coming to the blog later this week!) yesterday, I KNEW I had to finally share this Zesty Creamy Avocado Lime dressing with you guys.

Creamy Zesty Avocado Dressing Vegan Healthy Gluten Free recipe

This Zesty Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing is my go-to sauce, dip, dressing (whatever you want to call it!) with Mexican food. It is tangy, super creamy (did I mention that already, lol!) with the perfect amount of lime and jalapeno to balance everything out.

If I’m eating this dressing as a dressing-like-dip, I add a bit less water, forming a thick and creamy avocado dip-like dressing.

If I’m using this Zesty Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing as a sauce I add a couple more splashes of water. Guys, the texture and creaminess of this avocado dressing is seriously p e r f e c t for smothering onto warm burritos straight out of the oven. Hubba hubba. ๐Ÿ˜€

Creamy Zesty Avocado Dressing Vegan Healthy Gluten Free

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Creamy Zesty Avocado Dressing Vegan Healthy Gluten Free

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Creamy Zesty Avocado Lime Dressing


  • Author: Ceara
  • Total Time: 4 mins
  • Yield: 1 heaping cup sauce 1x

Description

A tangy, creamy Avocado Lime Dressing. This is my go-to dressing to serve with Mexican food. This dressing tastes amazing with quesadillas, tacos, burritos or salad!


Ingredients

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  • 2 avocados
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice*
  • 1/3 cup fresh cilantro, lightly packed
  • 1/4 jalapeno pepper*
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar or cane sugar
  • 1/31/2 cup water

Instructions

  1. Add all the ingredients into a blender (I used an immersion stick blender – a high powered blender will also work) and blend for a minute or so until creamy smooth. Note: Start with 1/3 cup of water and add more water by the tbsp until desired consistency is reached. I use 1/3 cup of water if using this recipe as a thick dressing (see photo in bowl) or 1/2 cup of water if using this dressing as a sauce (see burrito photo).
  2. Smother onto burritos, tacos, enjoy as a salad dressing or a dip for quesadillas!

Notes

1) If you are generally sensitive to lime flavors in recipes, start out with 2 tbsp of lime juice and work your way up to 4 tbsp of lime juice to taste. I like a really pronounced lime taste so I use a 1/4 cup in this recipe.
2) If you want this dressing spicier, add half of the jalapeno pepper or some of the jalapeno seeds into the dressing before blending it.

  • Prep Time: 4 mins
  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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  3. This sounds so yummy! I’m planning to try it along with your white bean burritos for the fam this week. Just wondering if the avocado dressing keeps well, and how long it would keep in the fridge. Thanks!

  4. This looks so good and I plan to make it today because I LOVE avocado and lime. But what would you recommend for someone who has a strong aversion to cilantro. Just leave it out? Or sub with something else? Thanks!

  5. Yes, please share your simple go-to recipes!! Often just you think they are super simple, but others never thought of that particular combo of ingredients. This “doh, why didn’t I think of it before” moment happens to me all the time!! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ˜€

    1. Yay! Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, Regina! So pleased to hear you enjoyed both the dressing and burritos ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Believe me…I have many recipes in my mind ๐Ÿ™‚ This is like green gold, a molten guac if you please…And the cup with the green stripe, how cool is that!!

  7. Yes, I do this all the time! And sometimes I tweak the recipe a bit each time I make it, so it makes it really hard to attempt to write it down on paper. This dressing looks so good! Love these flavors and that gorgeous green color!

    1. Totally in the same boat as you Jenn!! ๐Ÿ™‚ I fell in love with the gorgeous green of this recipe too! Thank you!!

  8. Gimme some burritos with a gallon of this dressing slathered all over!!! ๐Ÿ˜œ
    My mouth is just watering!!!! It looks so delicious and I can’t wait to see your burrito recipe. It might just be our Saturday night dinner……We love meals like that at the weekend with a few cheeky beers!

    1. Hehe, sending you a gallon now!! ๐Ÿ˜€ Posting the burritos tomorrow – they go perfectly with a good beer!! Thank you!!

  9. Every recipe you post I swear I just want to lick my computer screen, lol!! I love this color! I make an avocado dressing basically the exact same way you do, with cumin and lime and jalapenos, lol! Great minds think alike! I’ve never added sweetener to it though, will totally do that next time! This is just gorgeous my friend, like everything you make!!

    1. I basically think the same think whenever I see one of your new recipes, girl!!! We have very similar taste buds – I love it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much and you know how much I love everything you whip up! Yum!!

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