This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure policy.

Dress your salad like a pro with this quick and easy Avocado Dressing Recipe! It’s made from wholesome, simple ingredients, ready in 5 minutes, and the perfect pair for your favorite leafy greens.

close up pour shot of avocado tahini dressing onto a salad

Avocado toast and Homemade Guacamole are staple ways to use up a ripe avocado, but if you haven’t used fresh avocado to make a salad dressing with an ultra creamy texture, you’re missing out! 

This vegan salad dressing is essentially a combination between our popular Vegan Green Goddess Dressing and our 5-Minute Tahini Dressing. It’s full of flavor, healthy fats (it’s free of refined oils!), and plant-based nutrition that will take your salad recipe to the next level. 

If you love our Avocado Pesto Pasta or Avocado Ranch Dressing, you will love this creamy salad dressing!

overhead photo of ingredients to make avocado tahini dressing

Ingredients You’ll Need 

  • Avocado: We used a large avocado, or about 3/4 cup. For the best creamy texture, use a ripe avocado! 
  • Tahini: The taste and “strength” of tahini can widely by brand. If you have tried tahini in the past and found it to be overly strong and bitter tasting, try Soom Tahini, or check out this in-depth Tahini Review from Minimalist Baker. Good quality tahini should be fairly neutral and mild. 
  • Lemon: You’ll need fresh lemon juice from about 1/2 a lemon, or about 1 tablespoon. If preferred, you can also opt for fresh lime juice to make a creamy avocado lime dressing.
  • Spices: Use the classic salt and black pepper combo, or add a garlicky taste with 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1-2 garlic cloves.
  • Herbs: We have used fresh dill, fresh chives, and fresh cilantro and all are delicious. Feel free to change it up based on the recipe you are drizzling this dressing on. If you are using fresh herbs, opt for 1 tablespoon. If you are using dried, use about 1 teaspoon. 

Equipment Needed

close up of blender with ingredients to make avocado tahini dressing

How to Make Avocado Dressing

  1. Place all ingredients in blender or food processor. 
  2. Process on high for 15-30 seconds or until smooth. 
  3. Add additional water, as needed, to achieve your desired consistency. 
  4. Enjoy immediately or chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve!

Serving Suggestions 

The obvious way to serve this Creamy Avocado Dressing is drizzled on any and all salads that could use a rich, creamy boost of flavor. But this dressing can be used for more than salads! Switch it up and use it as: 

overhead styled photo of salad topped with avocado tahini dressing

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this recipe without tahini?

If tahini isn’t your thing, you can swap in vegan mayo or sour cream. These These alternatives will make an equally delicious dressing, though much lighter in flavor. These ingredients also aren’t as thick as tahini, so we’d recommend reducing the water to 1 cup to start and increasing as needed. Or, try our popular Green Goddess Dressing made with just avocado! 

How long will this avocado dressing keep?

When stored in an airtight jar like a mason jar, this homemade dressing will keep for up to 1 week. Perfect for a weekly meal prep! 

How do I keep my dressing from turning brown?

Avocados oxidize quickly and brown when exposed to air, but there are a few ways to keep your dressing looking just as fresh as day one. First, make sure to include the lemon juice in the recipe. The acidity helps to slow the oxidation process and keeps the dressing vibrant in color. 

Additionally, choosing the right sized jar can help. Avoid using jars that are too large. The more space between the dressing and the lid, the more air that will be trapped in the jar and cause the color and flavor to deteriorate more quickly. 

close up over head photo of salad topped with avocado tahini dressing

Quick Tips

  • Use a runny tahini. This isn’t necessarily the best recipe for using up the end of a jar of tahini when it’s extra thick. Instead, you want to use tahini that’s extra creamy and runny (pourable if possible!). 
  • Use less water for a thick dressing. If you want a thicker dressing or avocado sauce consistency for dipping fresh veggies or savory snacks, reduce the water to 3/4 cup and increase as needed.
  • For a smoother texture, use a blender. A food processor will do really well, but it won’t be able to pulverize everything as smoothly as a high speed blender.
straight forward shot of cup filled with avocado tahini dressing

More Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes You May Enjoy:

Make sure you tag us on Instagram @sweetsimplevegan and @consciouschris and hashtag #sweetsimplevegan if you recreate any of our recipes, we love to see your photos!

clock clock iconcutlery cutlery iconflag flag iconfolder folder iconinstagram instagram iconpinterest pinterest iconfacebook facebook iconprint print iconsquares squares iconheart heart iconheart solid heart solid icon
featured image square salad dressing pour

Avocado Dressing Recipe

5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star

5 from 1 review

  • Author: Chris @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings


Dress your salad like a pro with this quick and easy Avocado Dressing Recipe! It’s made from wholesome, simple ingredients, ready in 5 minutes, and the perfect pair for your favorite leafy greens.


  • 1 large avocado (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • Juice from 1/2 a lemon (1 tablespoon)
  • 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups water*
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 tablespoon fresh)*(see notes)
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives (or 1 tablespoon fresh)*
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Optional: 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 1 clove garlic


  1. Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend on high for 15-30 seconds or until smooth. If dressing is too thick, add more water as needed to achieve desired consistency. Enjoy!


  • You can replace water with vegetable broth for a more flavorful dressing.
  • This pairs well with our Vegan Tempeh Bacon.
  • Feel free to replace the dill and chives with any herb or herb blend that you would like. We have used cilantro in this recipe for tacos and it works well 🙂
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

Meet The Bloggers

hey there! we’re jasmine & chris.

Hi, we’re Jasmine and Chris! We share fresh and fun recipes to show you that vegan cooking is easy, approachable and delicious. When we’re not blogging, you will probably find us enjoying live music, tending to our backyard garden or playing with our dogs Berry and Louie

You May Also Like

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe rating 5 Stars 4 Stars 3 Stars 2 Stars 1 Star


  1. I used this dressing with a surf and turf salad my youngest made. They used Caesar dressing for theirs but I am dairy and gluten intolerant (double whammy) so I used this instead. Very happy with the end results. I sprinkled a little nutritional yeast in the dressing since I didn’t have any butter on the crab meat. Will definitely be drizzling this on some roasted veg and salads this week. Big fan!

  2. Made this dressing last night to go with the walnut mushroom tacos and felt that the amount of tahini was way too much. It overpowered all of the other ingredients. I may try to make it again but using a lot less tahini.

    1. So sorry that you didn’t like the tahini! Tahini brands vary in bitterness and “strength”, so I totally get that it may have been too much for your tastebuds. I hope you enjoy it more next time!

  3. Hi, this recipe looks so attractive! But can I replace the dill and chive with some dried mixed herbs? Thanks!:D

    1. Yes! You can use any herbs that you would like 🙂 We have tried it with cilantro too and it’s tasty on tacos. I’ll make a note in the recipee!