Appetizer/ Condiment

Avocado Dressing and Dip

June 24, 2015 (Last Updated: October 11, 2020)

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Homemade avocado dressing and dip.

My mother-in-law just returned from the central California coast visiting her family.  They grow avocados!  Guess what she brought back?  Yep….avocados!  There’s only one little problem…we have soooo many avocados and they are all perfectly ripe right now!  I’ve made my homemade guacamole and frozen guacamole to use later.  

We’ve been eating avocados on sandwiches, on burgers and in salads, and just sliced up, but it’s time for me to really buckle down and use these avocados right now!  I’ve made an avocado dressing and dip and it’s so delicious!

Avocado dressing in a patterned bowl with fresh veggies and avocadoes around the bowl.

How do I use avocado dressing and dip?

This dressing is perfect for a heartier salad with thick crunchy iceberg lettuce.  It’s also great used as a dip just with fresh veggies. This is a relatively thick dressing.  It can easily be thinned by adding just a few Tablespoons of water.  I like it a bit thicker when using as a dip.  I want it to stick to my veggies.

Basket of avocados sitting on a flowered table cloth.

Are avocados good for you?

Avocados are such a great food to eat.  Not only do they taste good but they are good for you!  They are a nutrient dense food and contain more than 20 vitamins and minerals.  While avocados are a high fat food, the fat is monounsaturated.  Avocados contain more potassium than bananas and are loaded with fiber.  More reasons to eat avocados!

Green avocado dip with sliced carrots next to the bowl.

If you love avocadoes, you might want to try  grilled avocadoes and my homemade guacamole!

A bowl filled with avocado dip.

Avocado Dressing and Dip

Creamy and light avocado dip
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cups
Calories 777 kcal


  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 4 ripe avocados
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons Water (can add more for a thinner dressing)
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • Grated lime peel from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon white wine vinegar


  • Place everything into a food processor.
  • Process until smooth. Additional water can be added to thin dressing.
  • Serve over salad or with fresh cut veggies.


Calories: 777kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 8gFat: 73gSaturated Fat: 10gSodium: 616mgPotassium: 1967mgFiber: 27gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 660IUVitamin C: 41.6mgCalcium: 56mgIron: 2.2mg
Tried this recipe?Leave a comment and let me know what you think.


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  • Reply
    June 26, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    This looks like a great way to use up avocados!

    Just wanted to let you know I nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! Check out the post here:

    Happy Friday!

    • Reply
      June 27, 2015 at 5:11 am

      Thanks, Heather!

  • Reply
    June 26, 2015 at 7:00 am

    I love avocado in everything from guacamole to sandwiches to even cake (yes really). This dressing / dip looks like my new favorite “put on everything” recipe.

    • Reply
      June 27, 2015 at 5:12 am

      In cake? Wow! Avocados really are quite versatile, but I never thought about cake!

  • Reply
    Rachelle @ Beer Girl Cooks
    June 25, 2015 at 7:48 pm

    I sooooo love avocado! On their own, in a salad dressing, part of a salsa – yessssss!

    • Reply
      June 27, 2015 at 5:14 am

      I totally agree with you!

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