Creamy Cilantro-Avocado Dressing

15 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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  • 1/2 ripe avocado
  • 3/4 cup packed fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Preparation

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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: 1/2 fat

Reviews 15

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 recipe...trust me on this one :) Pros: Tasty, many uses, healthy Cons: hard to stop eating
February 18, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
sooooo good!!!! I made some beef tacos and this guacamole was just perfect and delicious!!!!
September 18, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Refreshing and light! Served it over stir fried shrimp, onions, and broccoli slaw for a delicious contrast in temperature and texture. Pros: Love the healthy fats and the cool creamy texture without oil.
June 01, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Awesome!!! Loved this dressing. I substituted sour cream for the yogurt because that's what I had. Also was very thick so I just thinned it with water. Still amazing taste....
April 20, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
SOOOO YUMMY I had to review because I noticed this only had 4 stars and it deserves 5. This is a yummy and light dressing. I looked at some of the other dressings on the net and they all called for mayo which I think is nasty. Pros: easy to make and healthy Cons: none!