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A small glass jar holding freshly made avocado lime dressing next to a small spoon and a bunch of fresh parsley and a cut avocado in the background.

Avocado Lime Dressing

Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American Southern, Tex-Mex, Mexican
Keyword: best avocado dressing recipe, dressing for slaw, easy avocado dressing recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 282kcal
This avocado lime dressing is so vibrant in taste and is perfect for a Southwestern salad, or mixed with slaw, served on grilled seafood, and more!
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  • Food processor, blender, or whisk/wooden spoon


  • 2 avocados ripe, peeled, split in half, with pit removed
  • 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • ½ cup cilantro fresh, chopped
  • 4 tbsp jalapenos pickled, chopped
  • 3 limes juiced
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ tsp Kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper ground


  • Add all of the ingredients to a blender or food processor and pulse until fully combined. This can also be done with a large spoon in a wooden bowl, mix until desired consistency.
  • The dressing can be used immediately or transferred to a container with a tight-fitting lid and chilled in the refrigerator. Let dressing sit on the counter for about half-hour before serving, if chilled.



Be sure to select avocados that are not overly ripe.  They should be a bit soft to the touch, but still a little firm.  See video for how to remove the skin and pit safely. 
Yogurt can be substituted for the mayonnaise.  
This dressing is not spicy at all.  However, if you want absolutely no heat, omit the pickled jalapenos and add a tsp of vinegar, such as white, Sherry, or apple cider.  For extra heat, go with chopped, seeded fresh jalapenos.  For even more heat, include some of the seeds from the fresh peppers.
This dressing is nice and thick, which we think is ideal, but that's our taste. If you prefer it a little thinner, add a tbsp (or more) of milk or cream until desired consistency is reached.
The dressing will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks and freezes for up to 2 months. 


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 401mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 252IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg