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Spicy Avocado Dressing

This zesty homemade Spicy Avocado Dressing takes the natural creaminess of avocado and blends it with lime, jalapeños, cashews, and garlic. Naturally gluten and dairy-free, you can use it on salads, as a dip, or for a finishing touch on all of your favorite Mexican dishes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: condiment
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: avocado dressing
Servings: 10
Calories: 53kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1/4 cup raw cashews soaked
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon jalapeño pepper diced
  • 1 avocado
  • 3 tablespoon lime juice
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • If you haven't already soaked the cashews, you can boil them instead: bring a pot of water to a boil, then add the cashews and boil them for 15 minutes, which will soften them. Drain and rinse them under cool water.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a small blender or food processor and pulse until smooth, adding more water 1 tablespoon at a time as needed. Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation
*Storage: store dressing in the refrigerator for up to 1 week; NOTE: the dressing will thicken the longer it sits, so you may need to add a little water to thin it out


Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 136mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg