Avocado Dressing

Avocado Dressing

This avocado dressing recipe is bright, creamy, and super easy to make! Toss it with a salad, drizzle it over roasted veggies, or add it to a grain bowl.

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Avocado Dressing

I could eat this creamy, dreamy, dairy-free avocado dressing on just about anything. A salad? Of course! Roasted veggies? Yes, please. A grain bowl? I’m hungry already.

This avocado dressing is rich, smooth, and bright, with a subtle complexity from fresh dill. It’s made with a few basic ingredients, and it whizzes up in minutes. The next time you have a ripe avocado on hand, be sure to try it. You’re going to love this recipe!

Recipe ingredients

Avocado Dressing Recipe Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this recipe:

  • Avocado, of course! I often make creamy salad dressings with nuts or dairy, but you won’t find either of them here. The avocado makes this dressing plenty creamy on its own!
  • Extra-virgin olive oil – For extra richness.
  • Water – It creates the sauce’s smooth consistency.
  • Lemon juice – For brightness.
  • Garlic – It adds sharp depth of flavor.
  • Fresh dill – I adore the fresh dill here, and I think you will too! It brings out the tangy flavor of the lemon. But if you’re really not a dill person, feel free to substitute fresh chives.
  • And salt and pepper – To make all the flavors pop!

Find the complete recipe with measurements below.

Avocado, lemon juice, olive oil, and herbs in a blender

To make this avocado salad dressing, combine the ingredients in a blender or small food processor. Blend until the dressing is completely smooth and creamy. If it’s too thick, add more water, a little at a time, to reach your desired consistency.

That’s it! Use the dressing immediately, or store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Creamy avocado salad dressing

How to Use Avocado Dressing

My favorite way to use this avocado dressing is on salads. I love that it’s rich and creamy, but that it’s not made with sour cream, mayo, or yogurt, like many creamy dressings are. You’ll find it in this Asparagus Salad recipe, but it’d be lovely on my Bright Spring Salad or Simple Green Salad too.

If you’re not in the mood for a salad, drizzle the dressing over grilled asparagus or zucchini, roasted radishes, or cauliflower. It’s also an excellent sauce for a grain bowl. Try it on my Farmers Market Breakfast Bowl or Broccoli Pesto Quinoa Bowl, or make your own bowl with one item from each of these categories:

  • A grain. Think cooked quinoa, brown rice, farro, or wheat berries.
  • A protein. I love roasted chickpeas, cooked lentils, and hard boiled eggs with this avocado dressing.
  • Fresh veggies. Toss in mixed greens, cooked asparagus or green beans, roasted potatoes, broccoli, or whatever veggies you like!
  • And fun extras! Add pickled veggies like red onions or radishes, fresh herbs, and/or toasted nuts or seeds for crunch.

How do you like to use this avocado dressing? Let me know in the comments!

Avocado dressing recipe

More Favorite Salad Dressings

If you love this avocado dressing recipe, try one of these salad dressings next:

  • Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Vegan Ranch Dressing
  • Green Goddess Dressing
  • Homemade Caesar Dressing
  • Cilantro Lime Dressing
  • Tahini Dressing
  • Homemade Italian Dressing
  • Greek Salad Dressing

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Avocado Dressing

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Print RecipeThis creamy avocado dressing is delicious on salads, grilled or roasted veggies, and grain bowls. Stored in an airtight container in the fridge, it will keep for up to 2 days.

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted
  • ¾ cup water
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • ½ garlic clove
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

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Instructions

  • Combine the avocado, water, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, garlic, salt, and several grinds of fresh pepper in a blender. Blend until creamy, then transfer to a jar.
  • If the dressing is too thick, stir in a little more water to reach a drizzelable consistency, if desired.

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  1. Trace from traceofclay.com.au
    08.18.2023

    5 stars
    Just Devine. This one is a keeper

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    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.22.2023

      I’m so glad you loved it!

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  2. Jane
    04.30.2023

    5 stars
    This was the first time I made avocado dressing and it was delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      05.01.2023

      Hi Jane, I’m so glad you loved it!

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  3. Ann
    04.13.2023

    5 stars
    Made this avocado dressing for a veggie pasta salad that I can bring to the beach so easy and delicious! No worries it will spoil when in the heat like other dressing. Can wait to have it on some other salads.

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    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      04.14.2023

      I’m so glad you loved the dressing!

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  4. julie
    04.10.2023

    5 stars
    Fresh, flavorful, creamy and delish! I made this and your asparagus/pea salad. Both were big hits at our family holiday. I followed exactly but unlike many others, I felt it needed more lemon juice and salt. So great to have a healthy creamy dressing. Thanks for this and every amazing recipe you create!

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  5. Anne
    04.08.2023

    4 stars
    might be the small avocados we have in the UK but this came up very watery…still tasty

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  6. Kathleen
    04.01.2023

    5 stars
    I have dietary restrictions and find it difficult finding salad dressings that work for me. I love avocados and this dressing is great! I did decide that I may reduce the lemon a bit yet otherwise it’s perfect!

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    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      04.07.2023

      Hi Kathleen, I’m so glad you loved the dressing!

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  7. Christine
    02.03.2023

    I made this recipe exactly per the directions. Personally, I think it has too much lemon juice. All I can taste is lemon juice! I was so looking forward to having this on my salad and now it doesn’t taste good. I will try this recipe again, but, of course, without the lemon juice.

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    • Phoebe Moore (L&L Recipe Developer)
      02.03.2023

      Hi Christine, you could blend in some Greek yogurt or more avocado to balance the brightness of the lemon juice. Hope this helps!

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  8. Lauren
    08.05.2022

    5 stars
    Omg!! This dressing is sooooooo good. My son who HATES salad ate a whole plate of salad with this dressing and has declared that he loves salad now.
    Wondering if this can be freezed and used at a later time?

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    • Jeanine Donofrio
      08.10.2022

      Hi Lauren, that’s so great to hear! I wouldn’t freeze this one, the avocado gets brown as it thaws.

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  9. Michaela
    07.12.2022

    5 stars
    Taco Tuesday and I’m making this for my third time. Love it on our salads.

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    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.16.2022

      I’m so glad it’s been a hit!

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  10. Christina Alvarez Barnes
    03.17.2022

    Delicious. I used 1 tsp of dried dill instead of fresh tablespoon. Perfect!

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  11. Cholly LovenLemons
    01.08.2022

    4 stars
    Had no dill at 4 AM. Used parsley. It came out rather bland so I woke it up with a tsp or 2 of white vinegar. Saved it for sure.

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  12. Donna
    09.28.2021

    First, I love this dressing! I may have missed it, but I’d like to have the nutrition info.

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  13. Pablo
    09.16.2021

    I made a single serving size with half a small avocado, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and some water. I left it a little chunky by blending it with a spoon instead of a food processor and added dried spices: lemon pepper salt, garlic powder, coriander, and cayenne pepper. I mixed it with a breakfast salad of baby spinach, hard boiled eggs and organic chicken sausage. It was delicious 🤤

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  14. Erin from ESMpotteryfarm.com
    08.21.2021

    5 stars
    It’s really tasty and simple! Thank you

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  15. Maureen Flanagan
    07.12.2021

    5 stars
    I used it on a salad of farro, micro greens, arugula, roasted yam, roasted broccoli, and sprinkled with green onions. It was delicious – I originally made this salad with an olive oil, lemon juice and garlic dressing but to satisfy my daughter, this was a great creamy dressing alternative. Very filling salad by the way.

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    • Jeanine Donofrio
      07.12.2021

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  16. Celeb Networth from idolworth.com
    04.19.2021

    5 stars
    It’s avocado season and I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you!

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  17. Jamie
    04.16.2021

    This looks and sounds delicious! All of your recipes always have been for me. Where can I get one of the
    Pretty wooden spoons (or scoops?) you’re using here?

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    • Jeanne
      08.03.2021

      Search on “olive wood scoop” and you’re sure to find something.

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