Quick, tasty, creamy avocado cilantro lime dressing without oil. Made with fresh ingredients and bursting with flavor, this dressing is perfect for salads, sandwiches, wraps, pasta, dipping and more.
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🥑 What is Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing?
It is a creamy and citrusy dressing made with fresh avocados, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, chili pepper, and fresh orange juice that have been blended in a food processor until smooth.
It's a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional store-bought dressings.
It can be used in salads, on vegetables, in bowls (such as a buddha bowl), in sandwiches or wraps.
😋 Why You'll Love this Recipe
- Made with fresh ingredients and no added preservatives, this dressing is a healthier alternative to store-bought dressings.
- With just a few simple ingredients and a food processor, you can whip up this easy dressing in no time.
- It's versatile, this dressing is perfect for salads, sandwiches, wraps, and more. The consistency of the dressing can easily be adapted to be thicker or thinner, depending on the use.
- It's bursting with the fresh flavors of cilantro, lime, avocado and a hint of aniseed, this dressing is sure to add a little extra flavor to any meal.
- Dietary friendly - It's vegan, gluten free, dairy free, soy free, corn free, nut free and oil free.
🥑 Ingredients You'll Need
Notes on some of the ingredients, the full list of ingredients and their measurements can be found in the recipe card below.
Avocadoes should be fresh and ripe without any browning. They will provide a creamy and delicious base for this dressing.
Fresh cilantro, aka coriander (AU) for a fresh herb flavor. If you prefer, you can use parsley instead.
Lime juice should be freshly squeezed for optimum sour citrus flavoring.
Garlic clove, you can use as much as you like.
Fresh chili pepper will add heat and spice to the dressing. You can add your preferred type of chili.
Fresh orange juice will complement the lime and add a natural sweetness to balance out the savory flavors.
Ground anise seed is also known as aniseed, will add a mild sweetness akin to licorice, it really does give this dressing a little something special.
Only a small amount is needed. It can be found in your local supermarket or purchase anise seed spice here (affiliate link).
This can be swapped with caraway or fennel if preferred. Or just leave it out.
Salt will help to bring out the flavors.
Tip: All of the ingredients can be adjusted to suit your taste, I personally love mine extra citrusy (tart).
🥑 How to Make Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing
Step One - Start by gathering all of your ingredients and washing the cilantro and fresh chili and then juicing the lime and orange.
Peel the garlic clove and cut the avocado in half, removing the pit and the skin.
Step Two - In a food processor (affiliate link), combine the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic clove, chili pepper, fresh orange juice, anise seed and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust salt if desired.
Tip: the consistency can be adjusted with a small amount of water. Only add a little amount at a time until a desired consistency has been achieved.
Drizzle over a fresh chopped salad for a healthy fiber filled meal.
Use as a dip for fresh veggies or with beetroot chips.
Eat it with gluten-free pita chips
Use as a spread on sandwiches, wraps or toast for a burst of flavor.
If trying it with toast, add some diced tomato and alfalfa sprouts with mashed chickpeas.
Serve over air fried french fries for a healthier alternative to traditional fries or over air fried polenta frita.
Use as a pasta sauce on your favorite type of pasta. Or try it with zucchini noodles - zoodles!
Enjoy it with tacos, tortillas, burrito bowls or similar.
While a food processor is the easiest way to make this recipe, you can also use a blender or immersion blender to blend the ingredients together. Alternatively, you can use a pestle and mortar to crush all the ingredients together into a smooth paste. This will take some time.
Fresh cilantro provides the best flavor for this recipe, but if you don't have any on hand, you can use dried cilantro instead.
Place the dressing into a cleaner air tight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Note, the color may change slightly the longer it is left in the fridge.
You might also like these oil free dips/dressings, creamy Lebanese hummus made out of chickpeas.
This easy vegan bean dip or this cashew ranch dressing which can be turned into a bbq ranch dressing.
The following do contain oil but are super delish, shatta is a Middle Eastern hot sauce or try this eggless mayonnaise which can also be turned into this vegan fry sauce.
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Quick Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing Without Oil
- 2 large avocadoes ripe, peeled and pitted
- 1 cup cilantro coriander (Australia)
- ¼ cup lime juice freshly squeezed
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 chili see note 1
- ½ teaspoon ground anise seed optional. sub fennel seed or caraway seed
- 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
- ⅓ cup Orange juice
- Start by gathering all of your ingredients and washing the cilantro. Peel the garlic clove and cut the avocado in half, removing the pit and the skin2 large avocadoes, 1 cup cilantro, ¼ cup lime juice, 1 clove garlic, 1 chili, ½ teaspoon ground anise seed, 1 teaspoon salt, ⅓ cup Orange juice
- In a food processor, combine the avocado, cilantro, lime juice, garlic clove, chili pepper, fresh orange juice, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. Adjust salt if desired.
N.B., nutrition info is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. This will vary based on the specific ingredients you use.
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