This avocado tart full of zesty lime flavor, no bake, paleo, grain free and gluten free makes the perfect refreshing summer treat!

Are you a tart person or a pie person?

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This avocado tart full of zesty lime flavor, no bake, paleo, grain free and gluten free makes the perfect refreshing summer treat!

I used to think it was all about the pie (the farm market down the road that makes every fruit pie under the sun aiding my bias a bit) but tarts lend themselves to the whole no-bake thing and let’s be real, that trumps making pie crust any day. So, I became a tart person.

I mean, just look at that adorable mini tart shell crust. I’d say it beats a pie any day.

Much like my opinion about pie shifted, so has my thoughts on avocado in desserts.

This Lime Avocado Tart is a refreshing no bake treat perfect for summer.
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I used to think this trend to throw it in smoothies, combine it with chocolate in everything from cookies to muffins to truffles and even make ice cream out of it was completely whack.

It’s an avocado, people! Let’s keep it to tacos, guacamole and salads.

But, not any more.

Case in point, avocado muffins.

And now, this avocado tart!

This No Bake Lime Avocado Tart is grain free, gluten free and paleo. A healthy and delicious summer treat!

What better time to get on this avocado dessert trend with this no bake lime avocado tart than in anticipation of California Avocado month in June?

If you like key lime pie, I can guarantee you’ll be into this avocado tart (or this key lime coconut panna cotta – so good!).

This Lime Avocado Tart is a simple and healthy no bake summer dessert

It’s tart, creamy and refreshing with a perfectly chewy, sweet crust.

It’s gluten free, grain free and paleo too made with dates, nuts, coconut oil and of course, lots of ripe California avocados and fresh lime juice.

The ingredient list is simple, natural and the tart couldn’t be easier to put together.

It stays wonderfully in the freezer too so you can have always have some on hand to crush a summer dessert craving.

If avocado in a dessert is a little too out there for you, I get it. Try this chocolate strawberry tart for something a little more traditional instead or our unbeatable peach tart with streusel topping when summer peaches are in season.

Love this No Bake Lime Avocado Tart recipe?

Try other avocado recipes: Smoked Salmon BLT with AvocadoAvocado Muffins, and Blueberry Avocado Pancakes.

4.67 from 9 votes

No Bake Lime Avocado Tart

Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 1 hour 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour 30 minutes
This avocado tart full of zesty lime flavor, no bake, paleo, grain free and gluten free makes the perfect refreshing summer treat!


For the crust

  • 12 pitted medjool dates
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 2 tablespoons melted coconut oil
  • zest of 1 lime
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/2 -1 tablespoon water, if necessary

For the filling

  • flesh from 2 California avocados
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup agave


For the crust

  • Combine all the ingredients for the crust, except the water in a food processor and process until they come together. Add water with processor running until mixture holds together when pinched. You may not need the water if your dates are fresh enough. If they’re too dry, the water might be necessary. Add slowly, you won’t need much at all.
  • Press mixture into the base and all the way up the sides of 3 mini (4 inch) tart shells.
  • Place the crust shells in the freezer to set while you make the filling.

For the filling

  • Combine the avocado, lime juice, lime zest and agave in the food processor and process until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed.
  • Remove crust shells from the freezer and pour the filling evenly into each shell. Smooth the tops with a spatula, place tarts on a baking sheet and return to freezer for at least 1 hour to set up to overnight. If tarts are difficult to remove from the shell upon serving, place the bottoms in a hot water bath for 10 seconds and they’ll pop right out.
  • Store in the freezer in an airtight container or bag to prevent freezer burn.


Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 16mgFiber: 5gSugar: 20g

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

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. Love Avocados… anything – PERIOD! They’re a staple in our house. This recipe caught my eye as both my husband & I love Avocados… love dates, too! So I thought I’ve gotta make this BUT… no tart pans! Fixed it quickly… after a quick search as to where I can buy these tart pans , bought them & now going to make this delicious NO BAKE Lime Avocado Tart ASAP! Mmmm!
    Gina, your recipes are amazing… your photos are beautiful! Thank you for some amazing recipes!

    1. They were medium sized avocados. I don’t think you normally see that much of a variation in regular grocery stores.

      1. Where I live, you see all sizes of avocados and the price isn’t always telling of the size. Giving an measurement like – 1/2 cup would be more helpful. It’s kind of like when people say juice of 1 lemon, but that doesn’t tell how much juice the lemon yielded. How much citrus yields all depends on the size, variety and freshness.

  2. Hi there GIna, the tart sound great, just one question, when you state for 1/4 cup of agave what tipe you are meaning: agave syrup, agave juice or maybe “Tequila” ? it would be nice to know.
    Thank you and a nice day.

    1. Mostly- it won’t taste like lime and will just be an avocado tart. If that sounds appealing to you, go for it I guess.

  3. this is so delciious! I made it last night and it tastes amazing.. the filling on it’s own would make a good sorbet too :)

    1. So glad you liked it! I’m still enjoying one from the freezer, a bite each night :)

  4. This totally reminds me of a lime tart! I bet each slice is so creamy and perfect! The green color is absolutely gorgeous with the crust and the chocolate on top!