Creamy Avocado Lime Tart



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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, maple syrup or honey (if you don’t need this recipe to be vegan)
  • 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.

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4.42 from 86 votes

Lime and Avocado 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!
Prep Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8



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, maple syrup, or agave
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons lime zest


  • 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.
  • While the crust is setting in the freezer, blend ingredients for the filling (avocados, lime juice, agave or maple syrup, coconut oil and lime zest) in a high-speed blender or food processor until creamy.
  • Pour the avocado filling over the crust and use a spoon to make sure the filling is even and smooth.
  • 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.



  • If you don’t need this recipe to be vegan you can use honey for the sweetener in the filling.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 50mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 28g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado tart
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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  1. These look delicious Brittany! I can practically taste them already and I think I’m in love!

  2. To say the least, this is much more elegant than the requisite green St. Patty’s Day beer! I’m also loving that this is both gluten-free and free of refined sugar. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    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!! 🙂

  4. I can’t wait to try this! Thanks for this recipe. I am wondering if the pie is left out does it turn brown?

  5. wow these are so adorably beautiful! I love the color. I cannot wait to try these. Thanks so much for sharing.

  6. I was just thinking about Lime Avocado Cheesecake. This would be a perfect recipe! And healthy too 🙂

  7. This tart looks amaaaazing! I think it’s the green colour that makes it look so inviting. Just found EBF on instagram too 🙂

  8. This looks delightful! I’ve been looking for a good key lime recipe. Would you say that the avocado has an overpowering taste?

  9. I love this recipe and cannot wait to give it a try. I’ve tried so many of your recipes and love them all! Thank you for all of your hard work 🙂

  10. They look so PERFECT, I could only hope mine come out so beautifully! I hope to make these for the St Pattys party I am attending my vegan friends will go crazy for this combo! Great recipe! Love + Shine COURTstar

  11. 5 stars
    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!

  12. Oh my goodness. That looks absolutely DIVINE. I have been loving sweetened up avocado lately, especially with orange, cinnamon, and honey. I can only imagine how beautifully this all comes together.

    1. Thank you Sarah! I’ve just started experimenting with avocado in desserts and it’s been awesome so far. I loooove chocolate avocado pudding.

  13. 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…

  14. 5 stars
    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! 🙂

  15. 5 stars
    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!

  16. 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!

  17. These would be so much easier than squeezing the juice out of all those little key limes for pie…and yes, I’ve done that before. Love the concept.

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

  18. 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!

  19. 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.

  20. 5 stars
    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.


    1. Hi Kim,

      I haven’t tried it with any other oils but you could try substituting another oil. Let me know how it goes and enjoy!

  21. 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.

    1. So glad that you liked it Dale! Thanks for coming here to comment and let me know. It makes me so happy to know that you all enjoyed it.

  22. 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!

  23. 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!!!

  24. 5 stars
    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.

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

  26. 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!

  27. Avocado is so versatile I’ve started to use it more and more in dessert recipes and I just love this one.

  28. 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!

  29. 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.

  30. 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!

  31. 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. 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.

  32. 5 stars
    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!

  33. 4 stars
    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!

  34. 5 stars
    Delicious and so different. I would never thought of this.All those flavours are so amazing. Thank you for this lovely new addition.

    1. 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

    1. 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!

  35. 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.

  36. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  37. 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. 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. 🙂

  38. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  39. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  40. 5 stars
    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. 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.

  41. 5 stars
    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. 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. 🙂

  42. 5 stars
    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. 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

  43. 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?

    1. 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!

  44. 5 stars
    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!

  45. 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!


  46. 5 stars
    My friend has major dietary allergies including gluten, rice, soy, dairy, chocolate, pecans, peanuts, eggs, and coconut. She was super bummed she can’t really have many desserts so I told her to try this recipe with a couple of modifications for her allergy like cashews instead of pecans and avocado oil instead of coconut oil and coconut flakes. She loved it! And since my family can have everything on the recipe, I also made it with the original recipe and everyone to raves about it. Even my daughter who has hated avocado since birth liked it! We added vegan whipped cream on top which is a great contrast with the tart lime. I will try key limes next time! Delicious recipe!

    1. Woo!! That makes me so happy to hear, Abby. Thanks for coming back to leave a review. It means the world to me.

  47. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing!!! It’s super simple, and since it doesn’t require cooking it’s really nice to be able to make it during the hot weather. This past weekend we had it with lime, and it was so good that I wanted it again today. Unfortunately, we didn’t have any more limes, so I decided to substitute lemons instead. It was still SO good. Make it now, you won’t regret it!

    1. Yay!! I’m so glad you’ve been enjoying this avocado lime tart, Esther! Thanks for the review. I really appreciate it!

  48. This looks delicious! I have family members who are allergic to coconut. For the filling, can I omit the coconut flakes?

  49. 5 stars
    When I tasted a bit of the lime/avocado mixture, before it had been in the freezer. I was sure that my husband wouldn’t eat it, as I could taste the avocado. However, after it had been frozen and was still cold, we both loved it. You can’t taste the avocado at all. Thank you Brittany for creating another wonderful dish.

    1. Woo!! I’m so pumped this avocado lime tart was a success, Susannah! So glad you and your husband enjoyed it. Thanks for trying this recipe and coming back to leave a review and star rating. I really appreciate it!

    1. I’ve never tried it, so I’m not sure how it will hold up compared to the nuts. I bet it would be ok, but let me know if you try it and how it turns out.

  50. 5 stars
    I’d been wanting to try this recipe for a long time and it finally happened this morning. I had 4 perfectly ripe avocados, plus all other ingredients (I did use agave in place of honey), and was able to whip this up before I even started my work day (yay, pros of telework!).

    I’m really happy with how it turned out. The lime carries throughout the tart, so every bite has that nice sharp lime. So refreshing – and because it’s avocado – one piece is so satisfying for any sweet tooth.

    Another win from EBF – thanks Brittany! 🙂

    1. Yay!! So pumped this avocado lime tart was a hit, Stephanie! Thanks for making it and coming back to leave a review. I really appreciate it!

    1. Woo! I’m so happy to hear that, Martha! Thank you for making it and coming back to leave a review and star rating.

    1. Hi Sheela, I’ve used a 9-inch springform pan, an 8-inch tart pan and four mini springform pans. 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. Let me know if you try this recipe out and how it goes!

    1. I have not tested this recipe with walnuts, but they should work just fine. If you give this recipe a try, I would love to know how it works out for you!

  51. This sounds absolutely delicious. Just curious: does the coconut oil in the filling serve a purpose, and do you think I could omit it?

    1. Thanks, Veronique. I haven’t tried omitting/subbing the coconut oil in this recipe, it does help to bind/keep everything nice and moist. I am not sure how it would turn out without it. Let me know if you do give it a try without / subbing for another oil.

    1. Hi Kate – Depending on how hard your dates are will determine whether to soak them beforehand or not. You want them soft enough to blend up in the food processor. Hope this helps! Enjoy!