Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing

Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing

19 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011

Use this tangy, creamy cilantro-avocado dressing on a salad of romaine lettuce, grape tomatoes and black beans, with crumbled tortilla chips or toasted pine nuts on top.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • ½ ripe avocado
  • ¾ cup packed fresh cilantro
  • ½ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt


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  1. Place avocado, cilantro, yogurt, scallions, garlic, lime juice, sugar and salt in a blender; blend until smooth.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate leftover dressing for up to 3 days.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 16 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 8 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 80 IU vitamin A; 2 mg vitamin C; 18 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 80 mg sodium; 61 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: ½ fat

Reviews 19

July 15, 2019
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By: Michael Wilson
Fabulous Dressing. I doubled the recipe. Added some fresh Jalapeno pepper to the dressing. Great in Whole Wheat Tortillas with shredded rotisserie chicken and leafy greens and spicy Black Beans. Excellent Summer fare. Thanks for a GREAT recipe!
January 03, 2019
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By: Recovering Chef
This dressing is incredible! I even left out the sugar and substituted lemon juice because I didn't have any limes in the house. Will definitely add this to my 2019 healthy eating menu!
June 28, 2017
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By: Emre Sevlan
Excellent recipe . Wondering whether using apple cider vinegar instead of lime would lose its taste ?
April 03, 2017
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By: Mariah McAfoos
Love it!! Anyone know how long before it will turn brown??
August 13, 2016
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By: Georgiana White
I made it the vegan version which includes as following: avocado, cilantro, coconut yoghurt, a date, lime juice, Himalayan salt, garlic, and in the end, I aded a spoon of raw living spirulina paste. It is so delicious and very rich in nutrients and vitamins!
August 20, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
the best this was an amazing salad dressing...loved it Pros: creamy...healthy
March 05, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Would eat with a spoon This dressing made use of stuff I had laying around, and it's insanely good. I'm already thinking about putting it on grilled chicken in the summer or just dipping veggies in it. Amazing. Can't stop tasting from the container!! Needed a little water to thin it out but that was no problem. Pros: So quick and easy Cons: None
March 02, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
Why is there never any nutritional info on these recipes?
May 29, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
So good in so many ways...I'm talking lick-the-spoon good! The diet I'm on allows for 1/2 an avocado with dinner. I was looking for different ways to eat that avocado and this is it! Here's what I do differently: 1. I use Greek Non Fat yogurt - higher protein, far less sugar, and adds a great, tangy taste! 2. I use honey instead of sugar - just my preference, not sure if it's really that much 'healthier' 3. I have used lemon juice and yuzu juice (bottled product found in Japanese markets) in lieu of lime juice. All work well. 4. Use a food processor instead of a blender! It's really difficult to get everything to blend using a standard blender. I found myself trying to punch down the ingredients all the time. With the food processor, no problemo. 5. Double the me on this one :) Pros: Tasty, many uses, healthy Cons: hard to stop eating
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