Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing

Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing

July 10, 2023 3 min read

Are you tired of the usual Caesar, vinaigrette, ranch, and French dressing and are looking for something different? Try this cilantro avocado lime dressing. With a tangy and refreshing flavor, it’s the perfect go-to for your summer salad.

This recipe can be customized to your liking — add ingredients to achieve your desired flavor, whether you want it sweeter or more flavorful!

How to Customize Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing

This recipe will yield a refreshing flavor that will level up how you enjoy your salad. But you can definitely play around with the ingredients to create a dressing that has all your favorite flavors. Here are ways that you can customize this cilantro avocado lime dressing to your liking:


  • For a subtle flavor change: If you want to change the flavor of the dressing, but not too much, you can opt to use another oil base. This recipe uses avocado oil, but grapeseed oil, coconut oil, or extra virgin olive oil can also work and provide more nutrients.
  • For more or less tang: To adjust the zest of the dressing, add some vinegar. Some of the most suitable options for this recipe are rice vinegar, white wine vinegar, or balsamic vinegar, but whatever you have in your pantry works.
  • For something sweeter: If you like your salad dressing sweet, add some honey or maple syrup. Not too much, though — a little of these goes a long way. Should your pantry be out of syrup, you can also add a pinch of coconut or brown sugar.
  • For stronger flavor: The best thing about salads is you can add as many chopped herbs and spices as you want — more if you’re looking for a strong, savory flavor.

What to Serve with Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing

Cilantro avocado lime dressing can add a zesty and refreshing flavor to any dish. Aside from using it as a dressing for your salad, you can also scoop it over your burrito bowls, beans, tacos, grilled meat, and more.

For a quick, tasty snack, use it as a dip for chips or raw veggies or spread it over some toasted bread. This dressing is an excellent alternative to salsa, sauce, or other toppings, providing a buttery and slightly earthy taste to your favorite dishes.

How to Store Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing

When making cilantro avocado lime dressing, we recommend creating a large batch so that you can have it ready in the fridge and enjoy it anytime you want! It can last up to 2 weeks, as long as you store it properly. Simply put the dressing in an airtight container or mason jar and toss it in the fridge.

You can also prepare cilantro avocado lime dressing up to 5 days in advance. The longer ahead you are in preparing it, the more the flavors combine, making the dressing tastier than it is freshly made.

Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing is Paleo and Keto Friendly

If you're following a keto or paleo lifestyle, you'll be delighted that this dressing fits seamlessly into those dietary guidelines. Most ingredients - including Greek yogurt, lime juice, avocado, minced garlic, and jalapeño are allowed on both the keto and paleo diets. 

However, some variations of the paleo diet may exclude dairy, so if you strictly adhere to a dairy-free paleo diet, you may want to substitute Greek with Rice yogurt in the recipe.

Cilantro Avocado Lime Dressing

Serving Size: 6-8 servings

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes


1 cup Plain Greek yogurt

3 Tbsp. Lime juice

1 Small avocado, pitted

1 Bunch of fresh cilantro

6 Tbsp. Avocado oil

1 Tbsp. Minced garlic

½ Jalapeño, diced

1 tsp. Salt

Butter & Garlic Southern Recipe Small Batch KRUTONES®, to garnish


  1. In a large food processor, combine all of the ingredients except the Southern Recipe Small Batch Krutones.
  2. Pulse until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Add to your favorite salad and top with Southern Recipe Small Batch Krutones.