Salsa Dressing (5 Ingredients, Extra Creamy!)

June 8, 2020
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Salsa dressing is a fun way to dress up an ordinary salad. By adding a little spice and heat, it completely changes the flavor profile of the salad and gives it a southwestern flare. So good!

salsa dressing for salad

I love adding this creamy salsa dressing to a simple chicken salad with lettuce and some veggies like chopped cucumber, onions, and tomatoes.

But you can create any salad you want!

We’ve also used this recipe as a chip dip. We loved it!

salsa dressing for salad

Put this 5 ingredient goodness on any food you’d like.

It would be delicious as a creamy taco sauce too! So many possibilities with this recipe!

This salsa dressing is gluten free, paleo, dairy free, egg free, nut free, and vegan.

It’s perfect for anyone no matter what your diet restrictions are.

salsa dressing for salad

And best of all, it’s easy to make. Just throw the ingredients into the blender, turn it on, and you’re done! It’s mayonnaise free and super healthy.

Salsa Dressing – Ingredients

Favorite high quality salsa
Lime Juice
Avocado oil (can sub any neutral tasting oil)
Ground cumin

salsa dressing for salad

Salsa Dressing – How To Make

First, place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 3+ minutes until it’s thick and creamy.

Next, serve warm or cold and store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.  Easy!

salsa dressing for salad

Salsa Dressing – How To Use

Ideas for using this recipe include:

  • pouring over salads to use as a dressing
  • using as a chip dip
  • put on top of tacos for a delicious and flavorful taco sauce.

salsa dressing for salad

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salsa dressing for salad

Creamy Salsa Dressing

This creamy salsa dressing is a fun way to mix up the flavor of your salad. It's made in the blender and only requires 5 ingredients!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil (can sub any neutral tasting oil)
  • 1 medium ripe avocado
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • juice of half a lime or more to taste
  • up to 1/4 cup of water optional, see notes


  • Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and blend for 3+ minutes or until the mixture is smooth and creamy.
  • Serve the dressing hot or cold over your favorite salad, or use it as a chip dip or sauce for tacos!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


Depending on your brand of salsa, you may need to add up to 1/4 cup of water to thin it out into a pourable dressing consistency.
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious
Keyword: dairy free, dressing, fruit dip, paleo, salad, salsa
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