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, 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. 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 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. 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

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    98 comments
    1. Brenna
      January 16, 2021 AT 11:19 am

      Hi!
      You mention a spring form pan, however, in your video you use a tart pan where the bottom comes out. I have both but wondering which one works best. Thanks!

      Brenna

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 16, 2021 AT 3:15 pm

        Either will work great! Just depends on which look you prefer.

    2. Stefano
      January 7, 2021 AT 2:58 pm

      Thank you for this recipe. My family enjoyed the tart very much.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        January 7, 2021 AT 4:08 pm

        I’m so glad this recipe was a hit! Thanks for the review. 🙂

    3. Suzanne
      December 30, 2020 AT 4:06 am

      Sensational.

    4. Lorna
      September 11, 2020 AT 12:57 pm

      Wow this was really really good (from the bowl lickings anyway;)
      I used normal dates and soaked them in hot water to make them softer, and it worked perfectly! You wouldn’t know that the ingredients are healthy because it is so creamy and delish. Having for dessert tonight so really looking forward to it!

    5. lorna
      September 11, 2020 AT 5:04 am

      Do you think I could substitute limes instead of lemons? Thanks.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        September 11, 2020 AT 12:56 pm

        Do you mean lemons instead of the limes? That should be fine, the flavor will just change a bit. 🙂

    6. Lydia
      August 22, 2020 AT 10:29 pm

      So yummy!! You would never guess there were avocados in this

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 23, 2020 AT 11:40 pm

        Ahh yay, so glad this tart was a hit! Thanks for making it babe!

    7. Shira
      August 6, 2020 AT 11:23 am

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 6, 2020 AT 9:42 pm

        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!

    8. Sef
      July 6, 2020 AT 6:04 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 6, 2020 AT 7:39 pm

        Ahh this makes me so happy to hear, Sef! I’m glad this tart was a hit. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

    9. Sarah
      July 5, 2020 AT 9:38 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 6, 2020 AT 5:13 pm

        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. 🙂

    10. Tiffany
      July 4, 2020 AT 2:27 am

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 5, 2020 AT 6:21 pm

        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.

    11. Lynn
      June 19, 2020 AT 12:34 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 20, 2020 AT 1:55 am

        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. 🙂

    12. Mary
      June 9, 2020 AT 6:39 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2020 AT 4:17 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you loved this tart, Mary!! Thanks so much for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    13. Greta
      June 8, 2020 AT 9:53 am

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 8, 2020 AT 11:19 am

        Ahh I’m so glad this tart was a hit, Greta!! Thanks so much for making it and for coming back to leave a comment. 🙂

    14. Albertina Geller
      June 5, 2020 AT 8:08 am

      It turned out to be so amazing. I loved it very much. I think I am going to be making this every month. Thanks a lot for sharing Brittany!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 5, 2020 AT 4:04 pm

        Woo-hoo!! So glad you enjoyed this tart, Albertina. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    15. Lori Geurin
      June 3, 2020 AT 11:58 am

      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.

    16. Noha
      June 2, 2020 AT 1:13 pm

      Delicious! I made these in cupcake tins and they came out perfect. Great summer treat!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 2, 2020 AT 4:37 pm

        I love that you turned these into little mini tarts!! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it!

    17. Samantha
      March 17, 2020 AT 2:55 am

      Delicious and so different. I would never thought of this.All those flavours are so amazing. Thank you for this lovely new addition.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 17, 2020 AT 1:27 pm

        Yay!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe, Samantha! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    18. Danielle
      March 13, 2020 AT 9:40 pm

      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!

    19. martutz
      February 12, 2020 AT 6:23 am

      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!

    20. Ramya
      May 1, 2018 AT 9:38 am

      Can I use maple syrup instead of honey or agave nectar?

    21. Rein
      December 24, 2017 AT 12:37 pm

      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!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 25, 2017 AT 12:32 pm

        Hi Rein. If you use two mini springform pans and cut each into four slices, you’ll have a total of 8 slices and the nutritional info is for 1 slice. I hope you and your family enjoy the tart.

    22. Amy
      December 12, 2017 AT 11:53 pm

      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!

    23. Cathy
      October 10, 2017 AT 11:43 pm

      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.

    24. Cara
      November 1, 2016 AT 8:22 pm

      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!

    25. Toni Browne
      August 26, 2016 AT 6:08 am

      Would it work to substitute pistachios for the pecans in the crust?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        August 26, 2016 AT 10:55 am

        Hi Tony! Yes, I think pistachios will definitely work.

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