Caesar Avocado Dressing

Caesar Avocado Dressing Final You guys, did you know you can buy gazillions of avocados at costco for like four bucks? Needless to say I’m going a little avocado crazy and throwing these little green goblins into EVERYTHING left right and center. Today, I share with you my new favorite avocado recipe. Basically Caesar salad dressing on steroids. {Also known as the bomb-diggity.}

This stuff is the easiest thing in the world to make and takes a plain jane salad into holy-mother-of-awesomeness-this-is-incredible territory.

Yup. It’s that good.

Try it out this weekend :) Here’s how you do it:

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Caesar Avocado Dressing 1 Start out with some basic ingredients. I always have these on hand….magically….

Caesar Avocado Dressing 2 Anyways, crack open that avocado

Caesar Avocado Dressing 3 and scoop it into your mini food chopper along with the mayo.

Caesar Avocado Dressing 4 Squeeze in the lemon,

Caesar Avocado Dressing 5 grate in the garlic,

Caesar Avocado Dressing 6 and add in salt and pepper to taste.

Caesar Avocado Dressing 7 Blend the whole thing up and if desired, add in a few glugs of olive oil {or even water} to get the dressing to the consistency you like.

Caesar Avocado Dressing 8 Caesar dressing is pretty thick stuff, so I kept mine thick.

Caesar Avocado Dressing Final 2 Gather the ingredients for a casesar salad and knock yourself out! I LOVE cracked black pepper on mine, so I went a little crazy with that. But, make this how you like and make sure you don’t skip the bacon! I love bacon…..

Here’s the printable:

Enjoy your weekend :)

Caesar Avocado Dressing

Yield: 2/3 cup dressing approx.


1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 ripe avocado
juice of 1 lemon
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper, to taste
olive oil and/or water {optional}


In the bowl of a food processor or small food chopper, place mayonnaise, avocado, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Blend until smooth. Stream in oil or water to get desired consistency. Toss with caesar salad and serve: romaine lettuce, bacon, parmesan cheese and croutons.

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37 Responses to “Caesar Avocado Dressing”

  1. #
    Dinuka — June 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    That looks REALLY REALLY REALLY yummy!!! My one question- how did you crack open the avocado so well? It looks dead on perfect!


    • Dinuka — June 1st, 2012 @ 1:49 pm

      Wait maybe its because I’m avocado handicapped….


  2. #
    Katrina — June 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    Whoa. You are one smart lady!! This looks and sounds AMAZING!


  3. #
    Maria — June 1, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Count me in! Love avocados!


  4. #
    Sommer@ASpicyPerspective — June 1, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Lauren, I’ve been trying to squeeze an avocado in almost everything I make lately. This looks SO fabulous!


    • Lauren — June 1st, 2012 @ 2:04 pm

      Thanks Sommer!! You should try this out! Super yummy :)


  5. #
    Jill — June 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    I never thought about combining caesar dressing with avocados. Perfect!


  6. #
    Ryan - Spicy Richmond — June 1, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Would like to have this for my salad at lunch!


  7. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — June 1, 2012 at 3:46 pm

    I love how GREEN this is!! i could drink it. i love avocados and caesar dressing haha


  8. #
    Cassie — June 1, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    Prettty sure I’d eat this out of the jar with a spoon. No lettuce required for me. Love it, Lauren!


  9. #
    Michelle — June 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Delicious! Maybe this dressing will make me eat more salad!


  10. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oh dear. This is happening.


  11. #
    Marjory Betchkal — June 1, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Wonderful. I love the picture too, it’s so rustic looking. You could do that professionally you know.


  12. #
    Becky @lovetobeinthekitchen — June 1, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    This looks so good! I’ve never heard of Caesar avocado dressing. It looks amazing! Now I’m going to be craving it until I try it!


  13. #
    shelly (cookies and cups) — June 1, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Well, dang. I need to get my butt over to Costco!


  14. #
    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — June 2, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Oh my word this is amazing!


  15. #
    Meghan @ After the Ivy League — June 2, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Ahh! I have a ripe avocado I need to use today! This looks perfect, thanks for the recipe!


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    Marcee .... ILLINOIS — June 2, 2012 at 11:00 pm


    Just love these “little green goblins” …. haha. Too cute. Appropriate tho.

    We couldn’t live without avocados in our fam. Noway.

    Will definitely make this dressing tomorrow!

    Gotta skip the piggie. Mostly veggies here. A bit of organic chicken and fish from time to time.


  17. #
    Lana @ Never Enough Thyme — June 2, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Wow! That looks incredibly delicious.


  18. #
    Kelly — June 3, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    This looks amazing. I want to make it to use on my lunch salads this week. Does it keep well in the fridge or will it oxidize like avocados tend to? I am guessing the lemon will help, but just wanted to check to see how far ahead of time I can make it without it turning an unpleasant brown.


  19. #
    Peggy — June 4, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Just out of curiosity… how long will this last in the refrigerator? I have the perfect avocado and would love to make it up but know that we won’t eat it all in a day or two…. my family doesn’t really care for avocado but we are working on it. Thanks! I can hardly wait to try this.


  20. #
    katie — June 4, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    mmmm avocado dressing! I’m sold–this looks fabulous and sounds super easy to make. I’ve made a vow to myself to stop using processed dressings and to only use homemade! I’ll definitely be giving this a try!


  21. #
    Jolene ( — June 4, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    That sounds like a perfect dressing … and I agree about the bacon! Load me up!


  22. #
    Debra Kapellakis — June 6, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Oh man, another way to eat avacodo’s and a new super yummy salad dressing, dreamy stuff, thank you!


  23. #
    Insurance Homer Glen — June 6, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Love anything with avocado…
    How does this store in the fridge with the avocado in it? Is this a dressing that can be made ahead of time?


  24. #
    Sarah — June 9, 2012 at 3:12 am

    YUM! That is all 😛


  25. #
    Rachel — June 9, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I made this tonight and it was a huge hit with the whole family!


    • Lauren — June 10th, 2012 @ 7:50 pm

      Awesome! Glad you liked it!


  26. #
    Meg @ Sweet Twist — June 14, 2012 at 10:50 am

    Love the sound of this recipe. YUM!!


  27. #
    Cookin' Canuck — June 27, 2012 at 9:42 am

    What a fantastic take on Caesar dressing, Lauren! This is such a great way to keep salad interesting. I’d love for you to share this recipe (and your Margarita Guacamole…and your Southwestern Salad…and…well, I could go on and on) in the avocado link-up/giveaway that I’m hosting with Kristen of Dine & Dish right now.


  28. #
    Juliet — February 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Your pictures with the cracked black pepper sold me…I’m a fellow pepper fan!


  29. #
    Emily — May 3, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    I just made this and it is beautifully green and delicious. A whole lemon was too much for me tho. That was a lot of juice! I’d do half a lemon next time and I added some parmesan cheese too. That was a REALLY good decision :)


  30. #
    Vicki — July 2, 2013 at 6:51 am

    I made this for the first time last night – didn’t have any fresh lemons but I had fresh limes so I used lime juice instead and it was to die for! I also make my own mayo and used that instead of store bought. I refuse to use store bought salad dressings and always make my own but hadn’t found a creamy dressing I liked – not any more! This will be a staple in my kitchen!


  31. #
    Kathy Chowning — April 17, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I was looking for a dressing for tuna salad and this was perfect. Thank you so much.


  32. #
    MrsAmyLW — May 30, 2014 at 2:02 pm

    I just made this an put in the fridge to chill for my dinner salad. It is divine. The only thing I did differently is use cracked lemon pepper instead of regular cracked pepper. You use what you have on hand, right? Anyways, thanks for the recipe.



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