Zingy Avocado Dressing (or Dip) – dairy-free, low carb and AIP

If you love avocados, you'll love this Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe - it's dairy-free, low carb, and AIP too, and has none of the toxic ingredients found in store bought dressings.

If you are an avocado lover, you are going to love this recipe today — a Zingy Avocado Dressing Recipe.

My family just LOVES avocados, and I do mean love.

To see just how much love, check out the following Instagram posts where I bought and processed loads and loads of avocados.

This was our first purchase of a whole bunch of the Green Lovelies:

Following is a photo of the avocados all lined up as we were getting ready to work on a much larger purchase.

My youngest was very excited to set up an “Avocado Processing Line”.

And good thing he was excited, because we had a lot (and I do mean a lot) of avocados to process.  There was an amazing 3/$1 sale at a nearby store, so I took advantage and stocked up.

We washed, sliced, removed the pits, and scooped out the flesh. Then we bagged up the avocados and sealed them with a clip, and popped them right in the freezer.

And this was taking in the midst of the above Very Large Avocado Purchase processing:

Can you guess how many avocados we bought?

Not sure I'm telling how many, but it was a lot.

Let's just say that I think we're set with avocados for a very very long time.

Anyhow, avocados are just wonderful, not only for their great taste, but also for their nutritional benefits.

Health Benefits of Avocados

Here are some of the fabulous nutritional qualities you get in avocados.

  • healthy fats
  • potassium (more than bananas)
  • fiber
  • vitamin K
  • folate
  • vitamin C
  • and more

Problem Ingredients in Store Bought Avocado Dressing:

I've been making Homemade Salad Dressing for about as long as I can remember. I do it to save money, but also to avoid the unsavory ingredients in so many of the packaged varieties.

I already have a number of Homemade Dressings on my site that we love.

For example, we love all of these — 5-Ingredient Dressing, 5-Way Simple Dressing, Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing, and Moroccan Vinaigrette.

Here are the ingredients in a popular brand's Avocado Dressing:

Water, Vegetable Oil (Soybean and/or Canola), Sugar, Less than 2% of: Dried Avocado, Buttermilk, Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Black Pepper, Egg Yolk, Vinegar, Natural Flavors (Soy), Modified Food Starch, Xanthan Gum, Salt, Maltodextrin, Mixed Tocopherols, Phosphoric Acid, Monosodium Glutamate, Honey, Disodium Inosinate, Disodium Guanylate, Blue 1, Yellow 6, Yellow 5, Sorbic Acid, and Calcium Disodium EDTA as Preservatives

So many problems in there.

First of all, the Vegetable Oils are almost for sure GMO.

Sugar is a problem, of course.

Less than 2% of the rest and avocado is in that “less than 2%” category?

Monosodium Glutamate is a terrible ingredient and it's an excitotoxin.

Maltodextrin is likely from GMO corn.

The Natural Flavors from Soy are likely GMO as well.

The Blue and Yellows are Artificial Colors, which they wouldn't need if there were more avocado in the avocado dressing.  Now that's a novel idea, isn't it?

And I don't know about you, but I for sure don't want Disodium Inosinate in my food. It's a flavor enhancer like MSG, and so is Disodium Guanylate.

So how about some a wonderful Avocado Dressing Recipe instead — sans the MSG?

If you love avocados, you'll love this Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe - it's dairy-free, low carb, and AIP too, and has none of the toxic ingredients found in store bought dressings.

 

This avocado dressing recipe is just wonderful.

I based it off of a recipe from Candida Free Candee, a blog that is no longer active.  Her recipe was based off of this one.

We've made it several times and every time there are no leftovers, even when making several batches.

It's that good.

Just get some cut up veggies or some chips, then set some of this out as a dip. It is guaranteed to be gone in a flash.

My husband thought it was possibly a little too “flavorful” but I like my dressings with a lot of flavor.

If you would like a little less zing, then reduce the garlic or lemon juice. Or you could add in another half or whole avocado.

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5.0 from 4 reviews
Zingy Creamy Avocado Dressing (or Dip) - dairy-free, low carb and AIP
 
Author:
Recipe type: Dressing
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Sugar-Free, Grain-Free, Low-Carb, Vegan, Paleo, AIP
 
This Creamy Avocado Dressing Recipe is super tasty and nutritious. It's a great vegan dressing recipe that tastes great as a dip too.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium (approx. 5 oz each) avocados (this recipe is quite flavorful. If you prefer a more mild dressing, then simply add in another avocado
  • ⅛ cup lemon juice (or juice of 1 lemon. Lime is fine too)
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp salt (I use Real Salt)
  • ⅜ cup water (add more for a thinner dressing - read How to Make Your Water Safe)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley or 1 T dried
  • 1 scoop stevia (1/32 of a tsp - read How to Use Stevia) or 2 T honey or maple syrup (readChoosing Maple Syrup)
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender or food processor.
  2. Combine until smooth.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and mix to combine, or serve as a dip.

For some other great avocado recipes, see:

Chocolate Avocado Truffles
No-Bake Grasshopper Bars
Avocado Lime Pudding
Buckwheat Crepe Cake with Chocolate Avocado Filling
AIP (Autoimmune Protocol) Guacamole

How about You?  
Do you make your own homemade dressing?

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  1. Oh my goody goodness! This dressing is so delicious I had to put it on EVERYTHING. Thank you for sharing!
    Also, I just saw that my local market has avocados on sale 3/$1 as well and I plan on making a large purchase! Did you mention the best way to freeze?

  2. Kristina @ Ms.Modify says:

    Yum this looks so good! Most avocado dressings I’ve seen are creamy, which I’m not a huge fan of… so this one is perfect for me! Can’t wait to try it! xo, Kristina

  3. You did it again Adrienne! This sounds delicious! And I totally agree with you about Fresh Thyme Market, We love it too! Right now we have to drive about 20 minutes to get to it, but we were told they might be building one closer to our home…yippie! Oh, and thanks for the freezer tip. I always wondered if I could freeze them but was too chicken to try, lol.

    • Hello Cherie. Thanks for the kind words. I so hope you like it!! Yes, Fresh Thyme has been a good thing for us. We are working on growing more of our own food but we will never be growing avocados!! I haven’t thawed my avocados yet but will soon. We finally at the last of our (ahem) huge purchase. Glad to hear they are building one closer to you!

  4. You can freeze avocados ??

  5. Thank you Adrienne. This looks like a keeper – how long will it keep in the fridge?

    • I think it’s totally a keeper. I guess the same time as guacamole. I guarantee it won’t be around long! You could freeze it for later, I think, if needed.

  6. Avacados tend to turn brown quickly. Before I use that many Avacados,etc. How long will this stay fresh if kept in the refrigerator? Does the lemon or lime keep it fresh, or simply the additional ingredients?

  7. I LOVE avocados, too. This recipe looks wonderful!