How To Make Avocado Dressing

Salad dressings are all basically the same thing: Fat, acid and flavor. If they’re creamy, they have cream. No, not partially hydrogenated soybean oil, actual cream.

Once you know the formula you can mix-and-match and add whatever seasonings seem right. This avocado dressing recipe started as guacamole, so avocado and lime for the base. Then buttermilk to make it creamy, and balsamic vinegar for a little sweetness.


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2-4 cloves garlic
½ cup buttermilk
¼ cup balsamic vinegar (not pictured, oops)
1 Tbsp lime juice (ore lemon if that’s what you have)
1 tsp parsley flakes
2 Tbsp chopped chives
salt and pepper to taste


Pit and peel the avocados and toss in a food processor or blender.


Peel the garlic, add it and pulse a few times, just to break everything up.

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Add the buttermilk and lemon juice and process until smooth.

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Add the salt, pepper — wait, where’s the pepper picture? I swear I added it — parsley and chives.

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Process and check the seasoning. If it’s too thick add more buttermilk.

Add the balsamic vinegar and process one last time.


Refrigerate until served.

Avocado Dressing

And that’s it.

Avocado Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 2 cups

Avocado Dressing

Inspired by home-made guacamole, this dressing is rich, creamy and savory, and takes about five minutes to make.


  • 2 avocados
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp parsley flakes
  • 2 Tbsp chopped chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


Pit and peel the avocados. Peel the garlic.

Toss all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

Refrigerate until served.