Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing

This avocado salad dressing packs a punch of flavor from the cilantro and lime. It’s full of healthy fat from the avocado and adds a delicious Southwestern twist to any salad!

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

You know, I whined an awful lot about our big move to Nebraska, but secretly I was a little excited. You see, there are so very many Mexican joints out here and y’all know how I feel about a good taco. And enchiladas. And queso. Also, salsa. Homemade tortillas. Freshly fried chips. Hand smashed guacamole.

Oh, sorry. I got a little carried away.

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

Anyway, I’m a fan of Mexican food as you all have probably noticed.

I decided that I need to Mexican-ify my salad dressing. This dressing was super easy to whip up, full of flavor, and is so much healthier than bottled dressings! We all loved this stuff.

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

I just ripped open a bag of lettuce, topped it with some sliced tomatoes, shredded cheddar, and a few slices of juicy chicken. I coated my chicken breasts in a mix of ranch seasoning mix and taco seasoning before cooking them in a bit of olive oil in my cast iron skillet. Perfectly quick and easy lunch for a lazy day at home!

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing - made with avocado, cilantro, and lime!

Southwestern Avocado Salad Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 0 minutes Total Time 5 mins
Serves 1 1/2 cups dressing     adjust servings


Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • juice of 1/2 lime
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning powder (homemade or storebought)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Slice the avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop the flesh from the skin.
  2. Add to a blender along with all of the other ingredients.
  3. Blend together until smooth and creamy.
  4. Refrigerate for one hour before serving.
  5. Keeps in the fridge for 3 days.

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Disclaimer: The nutrition information presented below is not guaranteed to be accurate.

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 444kcal Calories from fat 288
% Daily Value
Total Fat 32g 49%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 1135mg 47%
Carbohydrate 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 14g
Protein 13g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g