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Creamy Avocado Dressing

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This Creamy Avocado Dressing combines avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro, jalapeño, olive oil, and seasonings. Top your favorite salads, burrito bowls, nachos, or heck anything – with this delicious and flavorful dressing!

Overhead shot of a white bowl of creamy avocado dressing with a spoon inside, on a white background.

I’m a huge fan of Mexican cuisine, and I love making up a big batch of burrito bowls or taco salads or quesadillas or…anything that strikes my fancy. Over time, I’ve realized that the sauce is the deal breaker. You MUST make a good sauce or dressing for anything Tex-Mex, and that’s why I’m so excited to share this one with you!

Reasons to love this dressing:

  • It’s perfectly creamy due to the avocado and yogurt, and a good food processor or blender.
  • A little bit spicy with some jalapeño (but not too much!) and ground cumin.
  • SO flavorful with a “just-right” combo of ingredients.
  • And unbelievably easy to make and stores nicely in the refrigerator for several days.


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Ingredients needed for Creamy Avocado Dressing:

  • Avocado – One perfectly ripe, large avocado needed for this dressing.
  • Yogurt – I used plain Greek yogurt, but you could use sour cream, or some of both.
  • Cilantro – A big handful, or as much as you like.
  • Jalapeño – One half of a jalapeño is the perfect amount of “spice, but not too spicy”.
  • Seasonings – Cumin, garlic powder, kosher salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
  • Lime – Use one large lime, freshly squeezed.
  • Olive Oil – Two tablespoons needed. You could also use more, if desired.
  • Water – Start with 1/4 cup of cold water, and use more if you want a thinner consistency.

How to make Creamy Avocado Dressing:

  1. Combine. Add all ingredients to a food processor (or blender). Pulse until well combined.
  2. Test. If you want a thinner consistency, add a bit more cold water. Check seasonings and add more if needed.
  3. Serve. Serve this yumminess over top all the Tex-Mex things.
Overhead shot of the food processor after pulsing the dressing.

Drizzle this dressing over all the things!

Side shot of some creamy avocado dressing, with a spoon inside.

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A bowl of creamy avocado dressing, with a spoon inside.

Creamy Avocado Dressing

This Creamy Avocado Dressing combines avocado, Greek yogurt, cilantro, jalapeño, olive oil, and seasonings. Top your favorite salads, burrito bowls, nachos, or heck anything – with this delicious and flavorful dressing!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 20 Tablespoons
Calories: 33kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf


  • 1 large avocado
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt – or sour cream, or even a combo of both
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 large jalapeño – without seeds
  • 1 large lime – freshly squeezed
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons water – or more, to thin dressing
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt and pepper – to taste


  • Place all ingredients in a food processor and pulse until creamy. Add additional water if needed to thin to your desired consistency.
  • Store dressing in refrigerator.


Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 61mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Will be using this for future taco bowls!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Great plan. We love it on anything Tex-Mex!

  2. We love it! The whole fish taco recipe from start to finish, cabbage to dressing, is one of our favorites and with five adults and a three year old in the house together during Coronavirus, it’s great to find recipes everyone agrees are delicious. In fact, they ask for it. Well, not the three year old but that’s okay. He prefers Mac and cheese. Soooo good!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      So good to hear, Jackie! Thanks for your feedback. 🙂

  3. Yummy on so many things!!

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      It really is! Thanks for your feedback. 🙂

      1. This is such a great idea for a dressing! I smothered it over salad, grilled chicken, beans and rice, basically everything at the table. Maybe it was my fault for using half a jalapeno and swapping sour cream for Greek yogurt, but I found this lacked flavor. I added extra olive oil and cilantro and a lime seasoning I had around the house and that made it so delicious! I probably used closer to 4 T water to thin because it was so thick. With these changes I will definitely make again but I would only recommend this recipe for someone who is comfortable adapting as needed.

        1. Suebee Homemaker says:

          Hi Emily. You are right. I think I need to tweak this recipe, and will do that soon! Thanks for your feedback.

  4. Rock on! 8 ingredients and so delicious! This dressing is amazing!

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