Spicy Avocado Salad Dressing

I grilled up a great batch of cedar-planked spicy shrimp the other day. They were perfect in a big Cobb salad. I didn’t want a wimpy dressing to tone down the kick from the shrimp. Since avocados were in season and on sale, I grabbed a few ripe ones and made this incredibly easy spicy avocado salad dressing.
Spicy Avocado Salad DressingThis dressing is reminiscent of guacamole. In fact, it’s thick enough that you can also use it as a spread on sandwiches or wraps, or even as a dip for chips or vegetables. You can leave out the jalapeno if you like and still have a great dressing that won’t scare your non-heat-loving friends off.

I love making and eating Cobb salads, specially in the summer when there are so many great ingredients to choose from. Check out my smoked chicken Cobb and my southwestern Cobb salads. They are all great!

Spicy Avocado Salad Dressing

Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 1/2 cups
Author Mike


  • 2 ripe avocados chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 medium jalapeno pepper seeded, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • Place all but the salt and pepper into a blender and pulse until smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper and pulse a few more times.
  • If you have any leftover dressing place it in a container and place a piece of plastic wrap directly over it, contacting the dressing without any gaps. Refrigerate for up to two days.

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