Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Avocado Dressing (2 of 4)

I thought I would share a way to enjoy Cinco de Mayo a bit healthier.  This dressing would be perfect on a southwest chicken salad with black beans, corn, & tomatoes! It’s also great on a regular salad and would be delicious as a topping for chicken or as a sauce in tacos. It’s got a great sweet & citrusy flavor and has a nice creaminess from the avocado.

Avocado Dressing (1 of 4)

Avocado Cilantro Dressing
Source: Sumptuous Spoonfuls

1/2 of a ripe avocado, diced
1/4 cup lime juice
Approx. 1/2 a bunch (1 cup) cilantro
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 of a jalapeno, seeds removed (more to taste)
1 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tbsp. skim milk

In a blender or food processor, add avocado, lime juice, cilantro, garlic & jalapeno. Pulse to finely chop the mixture.  Add in sugar, cumin & salt and pulse to combine. Add in olive oil, yogurt & milk. Pulse until mixture is creamy and reaches a pourable consistency. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to allow flavors to marry.

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  1. Crystal says:

    I love avocado cilantro dressing, but didn’t have a recipe! Thanks for the yummy recipe!! Can’t wait to try it! Pinning 🙂

  2. Stephanie, I love how I could drench this on anything! My mouth is already watering! Had to go ahead and pin this so I may make this very soon. Have a blessed day!
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  3. That looks amazingly creamy! I love creamy dressings, I’ll have to make this soon.
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  4. yum! can’t go wrong with avocados 🙂
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  5. I have been looking for a recipe for this, i love ordering at restaurants! thanks for sharing!
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