Tangy oil-free Vegan Avocado Dressing is easy to make in 5 minutes with only 5 ingredients and a blender. Enjoy on salads or as a creamy dip. Make it thick or thin to suit your needs.
If you're looking for an oil-free salad dressing that's as satisfying as a classic vinaigrette, this Vegan Avocado Dressing is for you.
Inspired by the Mediterranean flavors of Vegan Greek Dressing, it's wonderful on leafy greens, Vegan Greek Salad, or as a dip for fresh veggies. Or try it on roasted vegetables, a baked potato, or as a sandwich spread instead of mayo.
It's easy to use it in a variety of ways since you can adjust the amount of water you add to make it as thick or as thin as you like!
Why you'll love this recipe
- It's easy to make in minutes with only 5 ingredients (plus salt and pepper).
- It's oil-free, nut-free, and gluten-free.
- You can use it on your favorite salads or as a sauce or spread.
Avocado: While you'll want the avocado to be ripe, you can also use one that is slightly past its prime. You'll need about 1 cup of the flesh, which is the yield of an average sized avocado.
Substitutions and variations
Mediterranean-inspired Vegan Avocado Dressing can easily be customized to suit your taste.
- Use your favorite dried herbs in place of the oregano such as dill, parsley, or basil.
- Or use fresh herbs instead of dried.
- If you're allergic to mustard, you can use vegan mayo as an emulsifier instead.
- Try a different vinegar such as wine wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or balsamic vinegar instead of red wine vinegar.
- Add some lemon zest along with the juice for more citrusy flavor.
For the complete list of ingredients with measurements plus recipe instructions, please see the recipe card at the bottom of this post.
- Place the ingredients in a blender.
- Blend, adding a little cold water as needed, until the dressing is smooth and creamy and your desired consistency.
Vegan Avocado Dressing is delicious on just about any salad.
You can also use it as a substitute for vegan mayo in Vegan Tuna Salad made with chickpeas.
Store the dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 days.
Since the avocado in the dressing is exposed to air, it will oxidize and lose its vibrant green color. The lemon juice in the dressing will slow down the oxidation process, but in general the dressing may turn a yellowish-brownish color.
Allow avocados to ripen at room temperature. When they yield to gentle pressure, transfer them to the refrigerator so that they last longer until you are ready to use them.
Place the hard avocados in a brown paper bag with either an apple or a banana. They should ripen within 2 to 3 days.
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Oil-Free Vegan Avocado Dressing
- Place the avocado, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, dried oregano, and salt and pepper in the container of a high-speed blender.
- Blend the dressing, adding a few tablespoons of water at a time, as needed, until the dressing reaches your desired consistency. Taste and adjust the seasonings, as desired.
- Use right away, or refrigerate in an airtight container for later.
Nutritional information is an estimation only.