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Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing

Avocado Vinagrette

This rich and creamy Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing is a healthier option than a mayonnaise based dressing; and a little goes a long way!

It tastes great tossed with iceberg lettuce, grated carrot, diced cheese, cucumber, and tomato.  Or, try this zesty avocado salad dressing drizzled over diced tomatoes as a side dish to fried eggs and toast on the weekend.

Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing

Total Time: 10 minutes

Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing


1 large avocado, pitted with flesh scooped from skin
¼ cup loosely packed cilantro (optional)
4-5 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons lemon juice (about ½ lemon)
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon minced garlic


  1. In a blender, puree avocado, cilantro, water, vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt. Transfer to bowl and stir in garlic. (Can be refrigerated up to 5 days.)

Make sure your avocado is really ripe in order to maximize the flavour of this salad dressing.


Zesty Avocado Salad Dressing Tips and Tricks:

  • If you don’t have a blender, a food processor or immersion blender will work just as well.
  • This dressing isn’t just for salads, you could use it with anything you’d use a creamy dressing for, like veggies and dip!
  • By stirring your garlic in at the end, the dressing won’t be overpowered by the garlic’s strong flavour.


  1. This dressing/dip is so delicious and easy to make. Thanks so much for the inspiration. I’ve wanted a healthy yet flavorful dressing recipe for a long time now and this is just the thing!

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