Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing

Do you ever get stuck in a food rut?

You find something you like, and you stick with it, because, well, you like it.

Why branch out?Avocado Dressing

I have been like that with salad dressing for years. I have a balsamic vinaigrette dressing that I like, so, that is what I make. Sometimes I use hummus instead of salad dressing (try it – your life will never be the same), but generally, salad dressing is balsamic vinaigrette.

And, that’s just plain silly!

This recipe was sent to me by my lovely Aunt Debby, and I have been remiss in making it for months now. Months!

Don’t wait months to make this!

It uses ingredients you most likely have on hand (except perhaps cilantro). It’s oil free, and it’s a great way to creatively use that ripe avocado you have sitting on your counter.

The lemon (or lime juice) will keep the avocado from oxidizing, you can get a few days’ worth out of this. The recipe below made enough to fill my 8 oz bottle.

Creamy Avocado Dressing


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  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup (or honey)
  • Juice from one lemon or lime
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup cilantro
  • ½ small jalapeño (optional)
  • ¼ cup water (or more) to thin
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
 Avocado Dressing | Test Kitchen Tuesday


  • Add all ingredients to your Ninja Blender Jar (single serve or NutriNinja cup if you have one)
  • Pulse 2-3 times to combine, then blend on “2” until creamy

Nutritional Breakdown:

For 8, 1-ounce servings:

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