Creamy Vegan Avocado Dressing (5 Minute Recipe!) (2024)

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posted by Jessica Hylton on Apr 1, 2022 33 comments »

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This Creamy Vegan Avocado Dressing gives any salad an instant upgrade! Full of herbaceous flavor, you can whip it up in just 5 minutes.

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This Creamy Vegan Avocado Dressing recipe is one you should definitely put on your must-make list—and then pour it on allllll the salads. It’s so easy to make, it’s almost not even a recipe!

One of my favourite things about this avocado dressingis its creamy texture. Like seriously, you’d think there was Greek yogurt in it, but it’s all thanks to the luxurious creaminess from the avocado.

My other favourite thing about this? You can use it in a millionways. As a dip, as a mayonnaise replacement in sandwiches, and on any salad your heart desires. You can also switch it up if you like: add another garlic clove, cilantro instead of parsley, or amp up theseasonings. (Cayenne would give it a delicious kick!)

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Notes on Ingredients

Please note that this is important information on the ingredients and instructions and the FULL recipe with amounts and details can be found DOWN BELOW (scroll to it) in the recipe card.

  • Avocado
  • Parsley or cilantro – Cilantro is a great choice for Tex-Mex or Asian inspired salads, while parsley is versatile enough to go with just about anything.
  • Sea salt
  • Lime – The lime juice doesn’t just give this dressing a bright, citrusy flavor—it also keeps the colour a lovely bright green.
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic
  • Water

Should Avocados Be Refrigerated?

Only ripe avocados should be stored in the refrigerator. If your avocado isn’t yet ripe, you should store it at room temperature until it ripens.

How Do You Properly Cut an Avocado?

Use a sharp chef’s knife to cut through the avocado lengthwise, until you feel the pit. Pivot the knife and cut through the other side of the avocado, also until reaching the pit. Twist the two halves and pull them apart, then pierce the pit with your knife and pull it out.

How to Make Creamy Vegan Avocado Dressing

Here’s how easy it is to make your own avocado salad dressing!

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Blend. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender with 1/4 cup of water. Blend until smooth.

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Adjust. The amount of water needed depends on the size of your avocado, so at this point, you can add more water and blend again if needed.

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Serving Suggestions

Here are some of my favorite ways to use this dressing:

  • As a dressing for Taco Salad
  • As a sauce for my Vegan Buddha Bowl
  • As a spread for a Vegan BLT Sandwich
  • As a dipping sauce for Sweet Potato Fries
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How to Store

Store avocado dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To keep it from going brown, you can press a sheet of plastic wrap onto the surface of the dressing.

Can This Recipe Be Frozen?

You can freeze this creamy avocado dressing for up to 2 months in a freezer bag or airtight container. Let it thaw in the refrigerator before you use it.

P.S. Here are some of the items I used to make this recipe if you’d like to use them too:

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5-Ingredient Creamy Avocado Dressing

Servings: 8 servings

Prep Time: 5 minutes mins

Total Time: 5 minutes mins

You're 5 minutes and 5 ingredients away from the creamiest vegan avocado dressing!

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Ingredients

  • half a large avocado
  • 1/4 cup parsley or cilantro, stems removed
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • juice of one lime
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • ¼ cup to 1/2 cup water*

Instructions

  • Blend everything together in a food processor, starting with ¼ cup of the water depending on the size of your avocado. You can add more water if you want to thin out the dressing. Enjoy!

Notes

How to store: Store avocado dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To keep it from going brown, you can press a sheet of plastic wrap onto the surface of the dressing.

How to freeze: You can freeze this creamy avocado dressing for up to 2 months in a freezer bag or airtight container. Let it thaw in the refrigerator before you use it.

Calories: 103kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Sodium: 75mg, Potassium: 69mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 52IU, Vitamin C: 4mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Although jessicainthekitchen.com attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, kindly note that these are only estimates. Nutritional information may be affected based on the product type, the brand that was purchased, and in other unforeseeable ways. Jessicainthekitchen.com will not be held liable for any loss or damage resulting for your reliance on nutritional information. If you need to follow a specific caloric regimen, please consult your doctor first.

Cuisine: American

Course: Dips, Jams, Sauces, Dips & Spreads, Salads, Sauces, spreads

Author: Jessica Hylton

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published on Apr 1, 2022

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33 comments on “Creamy Vegan Avocado Dressing”

  1. Michael Colwell Reply

    Love this recipe, super easy and delicious…

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen Reply

      Thanks Michael. We appreciate the kind words.

  2. Carolina Reply

    Very tasty dressing and very easy to make. What is the nutritional breakdown on this recipe?This information would be very helpful.

    • Courtney | Jessica in the Kitchen Reply

      Hi Carolina! We are actually in the process of updating our recipes with the nutritional facts. But you can use this link from Web MD to calculate what you might need:
      https://www.webmd.com/diet/healthtool-food-calorie-counter

  3. Jodi Reply

    My first vegan dressing! Was great!

    • Jessica Reply

      Hey Jodi,

      Yay! I’m so happy to hear that!!!

  4. Asha Obrien Reply

    always wan te d to try a dressing like this! served it over kale and it was amazing!!

  5. Sarah Theophilus Reply

    Definitely a go to dressing.
    Loved it & full of flavor !!!!!

  6. Megan Reply

    I absolutely LOVE this recipe! It has become my go-to for salads and grain bowls. It’s so easy to make, very creamy and tastes super fresh every time.

    • Gavin | Jessica in the Kitchen Reply

      So happy to hear that Megan! Thank you so much for reading and leaving such a nice review!

  7. Wout Reply

    In order to make this oil-free, is it okay to increase the amount of water, or should I use some kind of neutral tasting plant-milk (like cashew)?

    • Jessica Hylton Reply

      Hi Wout,

      That should work re the water/and the milk! Maybe do ½ and ½? I haven’t tried it myself so wouldn’t be able to give super specific quantities but that should work!

  8. Leone Vorster Reply

    From South Africa.
    Delicious
    Froze very well

  9. hannah Reply

    it’s so good and so easy. i’m the worst cook ever and even i didn’t mess it up. i used lemon instead of lime since it’s all i had, as well as cilantro and cayenne. 10/10. i put it in a black bean quinoa bowl

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