Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing

Hi Guys!

It’s Thursday. The weekend is almost here. I’m tired. All good reasons to have a salad for dinner if you ask me! And if you’re going to have a salad, you might want to try this fun new dressing I whipped up yesterday.

This Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing is full of flavor and healthy fats! The perfect addition to your lunch salad!

I’ve been thinking about making an avocado sauce or dressing for a few months now but just haven’t gotten around to it. This week I found myself with several ripe avocados and for once, I wasn’t in the mood to make guacamole. So I thought I’d tackle salad dressing.  Last time we were at the grocery store, hubby requested beets so that I could make him a roasted beet and goat cheese salad. Earlier in the week, I roasted the beets and peeled them once they were cool. Then I stuck them in a tupperware in the fridge until I was ready to make the salad.

Yesterday I chopped up a sweet potato and while it was roasting, I got to work making the rest of the salad. I started with spinach, added a red pepper, a few leftover strawberries and some goat cheese. Then I sliced and reheated the beets and added those, along with the sweet potatoes.

To top it all off, I made this dressing.

This Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing is full of flavor and healthy fats! The perfect addition to your lunch salad!
It’s a very simple recipe, inspired by this one from the lovely Miss Smart.. You KNOW i added extra ginger and cayenne to mine :)

Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing

by Lindsay L

Prep Time: 5 min

Keywords: food processor appetizer salad healthy vegetarian avocado greek yogurt


Ingredients (approx 1 cup)

  • 2 small avocados
  • 1/2 c orange juice
  • 1/4 c plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 of a  small clove garlic
  • 1-2  tsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, optional


Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Taste and add more ginger if desired.

Add more orange juice if you want a thinner consistency.

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Drizzle over your salad and dig in!

This Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing is full of flavor and healthy fats! The perfect addition to your lunch salad!

This Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing is full of flavor and healthy fats! The perfect addition to your lunch salad!

This Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing is full of flavor and healthy fats! The perfect addition to your lunch salad!

Salads are just so pretty! I love it :)

Do you make your own salad dressings? What’s your favorite kind?

This Ginger Citrus Avocado Dressing is full of flavor and healthy fats! The perfect addition to your lunch salad!


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Hey Lindsay! I was so happy to come across your blog! I just signed to be a foodie pen pal, it’s an awesome idea! I’m not a huge fan of avocado, but this dressing looks awesome! I basically put vinagrette on everything :p
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  2. This is hilarious. I just posted a third version of this dressing recipe this morning. Do we secretly share the same brain?
    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen recently posted..Pineapple Cila-vocado Dip [Slash] Dressing

  3. I’ll have to try out this recipe! It looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for sharing it! :)
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  4. Toni@runninglovingliving says:

    Recipe looks awesome,I can’t wait to try it out!

  5. This looks absolutely amazing. Such a beautiful color!!!
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  6. You and Sarah need to get outta each other’s heads! LOL!

    At least you guys are posting these when I have a ton of avocados… actually, this would be good drizzled over the salad I posted today…
    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table recently posted..Mexican Pineapple + Beet Salad

  7. Yum! Sounds delicious :) I make simple dijon-mustard-olive-oil-lemon vinaigrettes. That’s our go-to for the warm goat cheese salad I make!
    Aparna B. @ Not A Leaf recently posted..Spring Might Actually Be Here

  8. Yum! Sounds like a good way to dress up a salad.
    Tiff recently posted..What I Ate Wednesday

  9. Wow! That sounds wonderful. I could swim in any kind of avocado dressing all day long. :)
    Parita @ myinnershakti recently posted..The Perfect Omelet

  10. Beautiful photos – looks so healthy!
    Claire @ Live and Love to Eat recently posted..Granola Breakfast Cookies

  11. I am always on the hunt for new dressings! I usually go with a balsamic-honey-mustard combo or a red wine vinegar-dijon combo…both are delicious, but need to change it up now and again! How long does this last in the fridge?
    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite recently posted..Make Ahead Breakfast Burritos

  12. Minus the cayenne, I’ve actually made a smoothie similar to this! which sounds pretty gross when compared to a dressing but it wasn’t! I can just imagine how amazing this is on salads (and everything else ;))
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen recently posted..Livefit trainer phase 1 recap & review

    • you’re a brave girl with your smoothies! i’m trying to work up to adding an avocado to my smoothie for the first time next week! but i’ll still definitely need the fruit!

  13. you are brilliant! YUM! i love all things avocado. definitely adding this to my list of things to make. :)
    Ashley @ My Food ‘N’ Fitness Diaries recently posted..Thursday Threes–Take 5

  14. Mmm this looks delicious! I make a mango wasabi vinaigrette that I love!
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  15. mmm, this dressing looks absolutely delicious! i’ve got some wholly guacamole in the fridge that needs to be used up – do you think i could sub that for the plain avocado in this?!
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  16. love the sounds of this!
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef recently posted..Royal Berry Coffee Cake

  17. ohh this is exactly the recipe I’ve been looking for! i don’t usually have oj at home, but could probably get a small one that D will drink
    Amanda @RunToTheFinish recently posted..Giveaway: 1 Year MyYogaOnline

  18. If I ever have any guacamole left over (which isn’t often), I’ll dump it in the food processor with a bunch of lemon juice, some olive oil and a spoonful of grainy mustard to keep in the fridge as a quick dressing. It’s great because the citrus keeps the avocado from getting brown.
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  19. yep…making this SOON!
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity recently posted..stress-fighting foods

  20. Yum! I’m totally obsessed with avocados so I’m definitely going to give this a try!

  21. Looks so good! :) Does it turn brown fast or does the orange juice/keeping it tightly sealed prevent that?
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  22. YUM! Pinning! keep ’em coming!!
    Jess @ Blonde Ponytail recently posted..You Must Walk Before You Can Run

  23. Yum :)
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Featured Blogger: The Nervous Cook

  24. I love anything avocado, so this looks great! Sweet potato and avocado are a great combination – I’m craving it now!
    Michelle (Better with Berries) recently posted..Happy Pretzel Day!

  25. Oh my gosh, I just want to drink that dressing! I will be making this VERY soon! Love that it uses CHO.
    Liz (Little Bitty Bakes) recently posted..Fajita Chicken and Rice Soup

  26. This looks deeeeelicious! Avocado makes SUCH delicious dressing…so smooth and creamy without the bad stuff! :)
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Beginner’s Fitness: Workout Fuel

  27. UM YUM! That looks delish! I need to make my own dressing because all the ones I find typically have ingredients that I don’t want in my body in them!
    Samantha recently posted..Food, Food, and More Food

  28. This dressing sounds delicious Lindsay! This may have to be my next new thing to try making!
    Jaime’s Journeys recently posted..Chocolate Cappuccino Cheesecake

  29. This sounds delicious, Lindsay! I bet I could veganize it by using some Silken Tofu instead of Chobani.

  30. What a lovely vibrant dressing – looks like the perfect way to enjoy a big salad :)
    Kerstin recently posted..Mediterranean Portobello Mushroom and Eggplant Stacks

  31. Hi Lindsay, I haven’t had sweet potatoes in a salad, don’t know why not since I love them and use them often. So thanks for that idea. We have avocado-based dressing once in a while, usually it’s my husband who whips it up. I tend to just slice the avos and put them in the salad. Avocado dressing is nice and creamy. The dressing I make most often is your basic olive oil-shallot-garlic-and-balsamic-vinegar, but my favorite? Probably an Asian style one with ginger, rice vinegar, and maybe a little nut butter. At least if you are asking me today.
    Mary @ Fit and Fed recently posted..Asian-Style Almond Cilantro Sesame Dressing for Stir-Fry, Noodles, or Salad


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