This Creamy Avocado Salad Dressing (also called Avocado Cilantro Dressing) is a vegan avocado dressing recipe made with avocado, cilantro, orange juice, olive oil and a little jalapeno.  It’s light and creamy and everything a good healthy salad dressing should be!  

bottle of avocado salad dressing

You’re likely to find that this Avocado Dressing is luscious and light and so completely addicting you’ll want to drink it.  

blender with avocado salad ingredients

Sometimes I think the easiest way to dress a salad is with a little olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice.  Often times I’ll just drizzle and squeeze right over the leafy greens.   But other times, I’ll make this avocado cilantro dressing which is a family favorite.

Avocado Dressing Recipe

This vegan avocado dressing calls for just a few simple ingredients.

  • Avocado
  • Fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Lime
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Jalapeño, minced
  • Olive oiL

How to Make Avocado Dressing

This Avocado Salad Dressing is super easy to make, and if you’re like me, you’re going to make it a lot!

  1. Toss all of the ingredients in your blender and blend until creamy. 
  2. Add a few drops of water or more orange juice to achieve desired consistency. 
  3. Be sure to chill it in the refrigerate for a good 20-30 minutes before using.

blender with avocado salad dressing ingredients

Benefits of Eating Avocado

Creamy avocados are a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins C, E, K, B6, riboflavin, folate, magnesium and potassium.  They’re also rich with lutein, beta-carotene and omega-3 fatty acids.  Avocados are a good source of healthy fats that are beneficial for every cell in our body.  Tossing your salads with this Avocado Salad Dressing is a great way to incorporate more avocado into your diet.

Eating Salad Everyday

Having a green salad everyday is a simple way to improve your health.  Every type of fruit and vegetable contains different compounds to help your body fight disease.  Adding more salad to your daily wellness plan is a great weight loss strategy too.  Vegetables are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, phytochemicals, vitamins and minerals.  Salads fill you up with healthy fiber leaving you feeling fuller while eating fewer calories.  So when you’re at the market, reach for a variety of fruits and vegetables, and not just the usual suspects that you typically put in your cart. 


bottle of avocado salad dressing

Heart Healthy Salad Dressing Recipes

bottle of avocado salad dressing
Yield: 4 servings

Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette

Prep Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

This creamy Avocado Citrus Vinaigrette is made with avocado, cilantro, orange juice, olive oil and a little jalapeno.  It's light and creamy and everything a good salad dressing should be!  


  • 1/2 avocado, peeled and seeded
  • 1/2  cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1-1/2 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 small jalapeño, minced
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste


  1. Place all of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
  2. Chill for 20 minutes before serving.