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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2011


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Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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 Facts

16 calories; protein 0.6g; carbohydrates 1.6g; dietary fiber 0.5g; sugars 0.8g; fat 0.9g; saturated fat 0.1g; cholesterol 0.2mg; vitamin a iu 79.5IU; vitamin c 1.6mg; folate 7.8mcg; calcium 18.4mg; iron 0.1mg; magnesium 4mg; potassium 61mg; sodium 79.7mg.

Reviews (9)

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19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 4 stars
the best this was an amazing salad dressing...loved it Pros: creamy...healthy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
sooooo good!!!! I made some beef tacos and this guacamole was just perfect and delicious!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Excellent-tasting healthy dressing/dip with beautiful green color Be sure to taste to add slightly more salt or lime juice. You can substitute low-fat buttermilk for the yogurt. Pros: Fast easy preparation using food processor Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Ah-MAZING! This dressing is so easy to make and is soooo delicious! Great topping on grilled chicken tacos; on a bed of romaine and grilled chicken; on top of eggs; and as a dip! Pros: So easy to make and delicious! Cons: NOTHING! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Love it!! Anyone know how long before it will turn brown?? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Yummy!! LOVE this dressing!! It is so difficult to find a healthy great tasting salad dressing. It has some of my favorite ingredients....lime avocado and cilantro. Perfect combination!! Thank you Eating Well!! Read More