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

Avocado dressing in 2 glass jars

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 dressing is its creamy texture. Like seriously, you’d think there was Greek yogurt in it, but it’s all thanks to the luxurious creaminess and healthy fats from the avocado.

My other favourite thing about this? You can use it in a million ways. 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 the seasonings. (Cayenne would give it a delicious kick!)

What Are the Benefits of Avocado?

Avocado is a super food worth adding to your diet! It’s a great source of healthy fats and omega-3 fatty acids, along with vitamins C, E, K, and B6, riboflavin, niacin, potassium, and magnesium. 

Overhead view of avocado dressing ingredients

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!

Avocado dressing ingredients in food processor

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

Avocado dressing in food processor

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. 

Pouring avocado dressing onto salad

Serving Suggestions

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

Avocado dressing in two glass jars

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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Avocado dressing in tall glass jar
Avocado dressing in tall glass jar

5-Ingredient Creamy Avocado Dressing

You're 5 minutes and 5 ingredients away from the creamiest vegan avocado dressing!
5 (from 9 ratings)

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

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