Easy Oil-Free Avocado Lime Dressing

Easy Oil-Free Avocado Lime Dressing – Healthy, Plant-Based, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Simple Vegan Sauce Recipe


Easy |  Servings: 4  |  Ready In: 5minutes |  Yield: 1 1/2 cups

This creamy Avocado Lime dressing is a vegan, oil-free way to add delicious bright, Mexican flavor to salads, Black Bean Cakes, or a Quinoa Fiesta Bowl.  This recipe is easy to make and a good source of healthy fat.


  • 1 Ripe Avocado
  • 2 limes
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • Salt and pepper
  • Dash of Citric Acid* (to prevent browning)

How it’s Done

To make the Avocado Lime Dressing: Pit the avocado and place in a blender.  Zest and juice limes. in the blender.  Wash the cilantro and cut off the very tips of the stems.  Throw the rest of the cilantro in the blender — leaves, stems — you can use it all!  Add salt, pepper, and citric acid.  Add 1/4 cup of water.  Puree until smooth. Add water as needed to reach desired consistency; sometimes I use up to a full cup of water, depending on how juicy my limes are.

Use as a dressing over salad, quinoa, or rice.  Or serve with Oil-Free Baked Tostadas (video below) with Southwestern Black Bean Burgers or Roasted Sweet Potato Hash

Yields: About 1 1/2 cups

Make a Quinoa Mexican Fiesta Bowl with Avocado Lime Dressing: Chopped Romaine, Quinoa, Black Beans, Tomato Pico de Gallo – Healthy, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based, Vegan, Meal for One

Chef Katie’s Tips: 

Want a little heat?  Add 1/2 – 1 whole jalapeno to the mix before pureeing.

Looking for Ripe Avocados?  Trying to find ripe avocados at the market?  Ask the people who work there — often they have some ripe ones in the back which they use to make guacamole

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving (about 1/4 recipe)
Calories 83.66
Calories From Fat (68%) 56.65
% Daily Value

  • Total Fat 6.76g 10%
  • Saturated Fat 0.93g 5%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 7.24mg <1%
  • Potassium 282.77mg 8%
  • Total Carbohydrates 7.52g 3%
  • Fiber 4.04g 16%
  • Sugar 0.7g
  • Protein 1.2g 2%
  • Calcium 17.41mg 2%
  • Iron 16.77mg 93%
  • Vitamin A 432.8IU 9%
  • Vitamin C 2.03mg 3%


Shopping and Gear List

  • Now Foods – Citric Acid, 4 oz powder
  • Top Rated Zulay Premium Quality Metal Lemon Lime Squeezer – Manual Citrus Press Juicer


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