Creamy Avocado Lime Tart

This lime and avocado tart has a creamy avocado coconut filling with a coconut pecan crust. It’s super easy to make, vegan and gluten-free!

You’ve seen me use avocado in dessert recipes before for my avocado truffles and mint chip avocado ice cream and I’m doing it yet again! This time with a creamy lime avocado tart that’s fresh and flavorful.

Slice of avocado lime tart on a plate with a gold fork and two slices of lime.

Besides being completely obsessed with the color of this tart, I love how healthy it is! It’s made with all-natural ingredients and packed with healthy fats from the pecans, coconut and avocado! The tart is raw, vegan, gluten-free AND creamy and rich without being over-the-top sweet.
It satisfies any craving for key lime pie or even ice cream… with only one small piece.

Blender pouring a creamy avocado lime filling into a spring form pan with a coconut pecan crust at the bottom

Healthy Lime Tart Ingredients:

There are two main components in this tart: the crust and the filling. Here’s what you need for the crust:

  • shredded unsweetened coconut
  • chopped pecans
  • medjool dates
  •  lime zest
  • sea salt

And here’s what you need for the filling:

  • avocados
  • fresh squeezed lime juice
  • coconut nectar or honey
  • coconut oil
  • lime zest

Avocado Lime tart topped with lime zest and lime slices with a slice cut out from it.

Choosing a Pan for This Tart

I’ve made these tart in different ways — in a 9-inch springform pan (affiliate link), in an 8-inch tart pan and in four mini springform pans. You could even put the ingredients in small ramekins or a mini cupcake pan (affiliate link). Just make sure the tarts are pretty frozen when you try to remove them from the cupcake tin or they won’t come out properly.

Slice of avocado lime tart on a plate with a fork and topped with lime zest and a lime slice.

Once the tart has firmed up in the freezer, it’s ready to serve. You can take it out to thaw for about 10-15 minutes before serving, or you can certainly eat it earlier if you like the frozen texture (which I do). Just test it a little to see which way you like it best. As I mention below in the recipe, if you let it sit out too long, the filling will get pretty soft, almost like a pudding, so make sure to put any leftovers back in the freezer.

Slice of avocado lime tart on a plate with a fork bite taken out of it.

More No-Bake Dessert Recipes to Try:

If you make this avocado tart, please be sure to leave a comment and star rating below. Your feedback is super helpful for the EBF team and other readers who are thinking about making the recipe. 

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Slice of avocado lime tart on a plate with a fork and topped with lime zest and a lime slice.

Lime and Avocado Tart


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This lime and avocado tart has a creamy avocado coconut filling with a coconut pecan crust. It’s super easy to make, vegan and gluten-free!


Ingredients

Crust

  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup medjool dates (about 12 dates)
  • 12 teaspoons lime zest
  • pinch of sea salt

Tart Filling

  • 4 avocados (about 1 1/2 cups of avocado puree)
  • 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lime juice
  • 1/2 cup coconut nectar (or honey)
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest

Instructions

  1. Process the crust ingredients (coconut, pecans, dates, lime zest and sea salt) in a food processor (affiliate link) or mini chopper until the dates have turned into sticky paste holding the crust ingredients together. Take mixture out of the processor and press evenly into your springform pan (affiliate link). Place pan in freezer while you make the tart filling.
  2. While the crust is setting in the freezer, blend ingredients for the filling (avocados, lime juice, agave, coconut oil and lime zest) in a high-speed blender or food processor until creamy.
  3. Pour the avocado filling over the crust and use a spoon to make sure the filling is even and smooth.
  4. Place pan in the freezer to set up, at least 2 hours, but can be overnight. Take out of freezer, remove the springform pan, let sit out for 10-15 minutes, cut into slices and serve. The longer it sits out, the filling will soften and become more like pudding. It still tastes amazing, but not as firm. Store any leftovers back in the freezer.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 394
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Sodium: 50mg
  • Fat: 26g
  • Saturated Fat: 9g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 9g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 40g
  • Fiber: 7g
  • Protein: 4g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: avocado tart

 

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  1. Hi! This recipe looks great 🙂
    I’m considering making it but since my husband doesn’t like coconut very much I wanted to ask if the pie has a significant taste of coconut?
    Thanks!

    • Hey Shira! I don’t think it’s too coconut-y, but I of course love coconut. 🙂 If your husband isn’t a big fan of coconut I would use honey instead of the coconut nectar and refined coconut oil instead of virgin since that has more of a neutral flavor and scent. Let me know if you end up making this and how you guys like it!

  2. This is one amazing no-bake dessert. I took it to a friend’s house for a party and everyone asked for seconds. I would usually opt for a chocolatey dessert but this has found itself to the top of my list.

  3. We loved this pie! It’s a great summer dessert. I’ve never been a key lime pie fan, but these recipes haven’t failed us yet so we decided to try it. My husband commented how easy it was to make. We both agreed on five stars!

    • Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Sarah!! I’m so glad this tart was a hit. Thanks for giving it a try and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

  4. I made this beautiful lime tart to bring to a friend’s house for dinner. We had homemade Ethiopian food so a refreshing and lite dessert was ideal. This tart did not disappoint. We all had seconds. I followed the recipe to the letter and it was so delicious! I will definitely be making this again!

    • Ahh yay!! That makes me so happy to hear. I’m so glad this tart was a hit. 🙂 Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating, Tiffany. I so appreciate it.

  5. Thanks for this amazing recipe! I made mini tarts last night and just had one this morning and it was delicious 😋. Instead of pecans and dates I used raw cashews and raisins since I didn’t have the other ingredients. Thanks again!

    • Ahh yay!! I love that you made these into mini tarts and so happy to hear that the crust turned out with cashews and raisins. Thanks for sharing those subs and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. It’s super helpful for other readers. 🙂

  6. This was delicious! To make it a little more like key lime pie, I did add a little vanilla and it was SO GOOD.

  7. This was made to celebrate our return to worship because our churches have been closed. I shared it with my immediate family and everyone loved it. It was so refreshing and full of flavor. Thank you! I will be making many more of these recipes and sharing with my friends an dfamily.

  8. This lime tart looks positively heavenly! Lime desserts are the best! I love that it’s made from healthy ingredients and contains plenty of healthy fats. I never would have thought to add the coconut for the crust but think it sounds divine. Another recipe to add to my ‘must bake’ list! Thank you.

  9. This tart is delicious, and I love that it’s so healthy! It’s got a great lime and creamy flavour. 🙂 I would love to try making a lemon equivalent with the same crust, but not sure how I’d work that!

  10. The healthiest tart ever! I’m also struggling for a healthier me, I’ve even start running with SportMe marathon training app and I can say I’m on the right track now. Nutrition is an important part of my losing weight plan, and your blog posts are a true inspiration!

  11. Hello! I just have one quick question! Is the nutrition information for one slice? Or the entire tart? I’m just curious since there’s no serving size. But I’m definitely planning to make this this Christmas!!! Happy holidays!

  12. This was delicious! I was in a hurry so used a pre-made graham cracker crust with the filling recipe and it was quick, easy and so delicious my friends had no idea it contained avocados!

  13. In the lime avocado tart you call for 1/4 cup coconut, or agave nectar or honey. Question the coconut vs 2 other liquids. Are you thinking coconut or coconut oil, because you just say coconut, and the next ingredient down is coconut oil.

  14. This is a beautiful recipe. My 14 yr old daughter has it as her signature dish primarily because it tastes so good. The bonus is that it’s nutritious and full of the good stuff. Thank you very much!

  15. I’m not vegan but found your recipe from another blog I read. Made for my family & we all loved except for my daughter. My 13yr old son loved it! So tart & limey & the crust was to die for. Reminds me of my homemade lara bars but better w that lime zest added to it. I know what I will be adding to my next batch of homemade lara bars! Thank for a creative, delicious recipe!

  16. This looks so simple, thanks for sharing, looking forward to giving it while later on, I just bought my first springform pan! Heidi x

  17. Your recipe looks yummy. I made a variation of this a couple of weeks ago using lime, a banana, stevia and an avocado, and making soft ice cream in my Donvier ice cream maker. The avocado makes an incredibly creamy ice cream. I want to give your recipe a try because it can go back in the freezer, and the crust will just add more yumminess. I would substitute liquid stevia for the agave.

  18. Awesome recipe! For the crust I used walnuts, honey, coconut and coconut oil.
    I only had lemons and coconut sugar…but it was very good! Thanks for the idea!!!

  19. So glad you went back into your archives and featured this post on Facebook today! I hadn’t seen it before, and it looks amazing! I’m obsessed with using avocado in desserts and smoothies. This is right down my alley!

  20. A girlfriend of mine made this for a tea party yesterday and it was by far the best key lime pie I’ve ever had. It took a little persuasion on her part to convince us that it was refined sugar free and vegan. People, try this recipe you will not regret it.

  21. I love the look of these and will be making one this weekend.

    One question though, what could I substitute for the coconut oil? Ihave a friend who would love these too but she is allergic to coconut.

    Kim.

  22. Brittany, I love this idea. I went on a creamy lime and avocado kick in March right after a had my son. A friend brought this pie over and noted it for its super powers for a postpartum mother. I made one and ate one daily for weeks(I know not a good idea, but having just had a baby my cravings were intense.) I just rediscovered this recipe and want to thank you, it’s so yummy.
    I cant wait to see what you come up with next.

  23. Brittany, these Tarts are creamy and “key lime pie” tasting!!! Yummy!
    I just wanted to know if you have the nutritional breakdown ? I’m on weight watchers and I need to put the points down! Thank you for the great recipes!

    • Slice them in half and use a (really clean) garlic press! Much easier than squeezing individual tiny limes.

  24. Hi, This looks amazing. What size pans did you use? And if I don’t have small ones can I use on 9″ springform pan? I can’t wait to make it!

  25. Hi Brittany, This recipe was amazing! The crust adds the perfect amount of crunch and the avocado is hardly detectable! I just started eating clean a few months ago, and I am amazed with the results so far. I’m so happy to have discovered your blog the other week. I loved your Sinless Samoas, Protein Pancakes, Cauliflower Pizza crust, and no bake cookies. Can’t wait to try more. Thank you for the great tips!

  26. Celina, I made this and surprisingly you can not even taste it was so ever. It has only the lime taste along with the taste of the nutty crust! I think you maybe very surprised!! I loved it!!

    Just try and if you don’t like it you can always share it with friends or family! 🙂

  27. What a creative recipe! Sadly, I’m not a huge fan of avocado though I WANT so badly to be! (I love all veggies, but can’t stomach avocado for some odd reason!) Can you taste the avocado in this dessert? I’m afraid…

  28. made this yesterday and it’s hands-down amazing… tastes better than any regular, sugar-packed key lime pie i’ve had. I can’t say enough good things about this, make it asap!

  29. Thank you for providing this, as my boyfriend is so in love with Key Lime Pie. My hope is that maybe I can curb that craving a little longer by introducing this to him, as he is on a huge weight loss/build muscle plan right now. Thank you once again for offering things that are oh so wonderful but, making things that we don’t have to feel so bad eating either!! You are amazing, Brittany!! 🙂

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