Healthy Avocado Salad Dressing

3 minutes
October 3, 2022
Carole JonesJump to Recipe

Avocado is my favorite super food to use when it comes time to eat healthy, so a few months ago I created this homemade avocado dressing recipe because I just couldn’t take another ounce of the nasty low fat ranch dressing in my fridge.  I’ve tweaked and perfected my recipe since then.  I’ve loaded it with fresh avocado, lime juice, cilantro and just a dash of low fat sour cream.  If you love guacamole, then this avocado salad dressing recipe is for you!

Now that the holidays are officially over, it is time for me to eliminate the obsessive amount of carbs in my daily life.  It was a nice few weeks while it lasted.  I refuse to cut all carbs out of my daily life, but I need to return to the healthier balance I had before Thanksgiving hit! Hence this amazing looking southwest salad with my favorite avocado dressing recipe on top.

Overhead picture of jar of avocado dressing recipe

I love a really big salad with some type of protein for either lunch or dinner.  They leave me feeling full and satisfied.  However, I bore very easily with your standard dressings found in the grocery store.  If you want salads to stick in your daily diet routine, try making your own dressings.  It will eternally alter your view of salads.  My all time favorite recipes are my Garlic Balsamic Vinaigrette and Tomatillo Avocado Ranch.

jar of homemade avocado dressing
Bowl of Southwest Chicken Salad with avocado salad dressing recipe on top

When I first began testing and creating this avocado salad dressing recipe, I wanted something that was a bit on the healthier side.  Yes, I know avocados have fat in them so no need to leave me comments telling me my recipe isn’t low fat.  Low fat doesn’t always mean healthy people!  This dressing recipe is fresh, creamy and completely addictive.

While I own a killer blender, I usually use my favorite stick blender to whip this stuff up.  Just a lot easier to clean and I’m not stuck trying to scrape it all out of the bottom of my blender bottle!

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Homemade and healthy salad dressing for your favorite southwest salads!

  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Cups 1x


  • 2 large ripe avocados, flesh scooped out
  • 2 limes, juice only
  • 1 bunch cilantro, large stems removed
  • 1/4 C low fat sour cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 Tb water


  1. In a blender, combine all the ingredients and pulse until smooth. You may or may not need the water depending on how much juice is in the limes. Taste the dressing and add any additional salt and pepper as needed. The dressing is thick, so I like to dress the salad in a large bowl and then serve individual helpings. Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge up to 10 days.
  • Author: Carole Jones
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 oz
  • Calories: 40
  • Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 19 mg
  • Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 2 mg

**My friend, this post contains Amazon affiliate links which means I receive a small compensation, at no additional cost to you,  if you make a purchase using my link.   And no worries….I only link to products that I both use and love! ~Carole 

Carole Jones

Carole Jones is an Arizona-based cookbook author & food blogger. She's authored The 30 Minute Cooking From Frozen Cookbook and the self-published Take 5: Chicken e-cookbook. For the past 15 years, Carole has shared her culinary adventures cooking and baking for her six brutally honest children here on My Kitchen Escapades. Hot, crusty bread is Carole's love language, but her two adorable grandchildren are a close second. Yes, second. Don't judge.


Camille Gautier
7 years ago


I am on the Weight Watchers Diet. Can you tell me how many weight watcher points per tablespoon are in this dressing. Nutrition facts.

Thank you,


7 years ago

I have no clue about how Weight Watchers points work. Sorry Camille!

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