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No Bake Lime Avocado Tart

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?

Thanks to California Avocados for sponsoring this post.
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.

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!

Love this No Bake Lime Avocado Tart recipe?

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

These are the mini tart pans I used to make the avocado tarts:

No Bake Lime Avocado Tart

This avocado tart full of zesty lime flavor, no bake, paleo, grain free and gluten free makes the perfect refreshing summer treat!
4.7 from 9 votes
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings


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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving: 1SERVING | Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 16mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 20g

This website provides approximate nutrition information for convenience and as a courtesy only. Nutrition information can vary for a variety of reasons. For the most precise nutritional data use your preferred nutrition calculator based on the actual ingredients you used in the recipe.

Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Keyword avocado tart, gluten-free, lime avocado tart, no bake avocado tart, vegetarian

Gina Matsoukas is the writer, founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients as much as possible. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

Recipe Rating


Friday 1st of May 2020


Tricia B.

Tuesday 10th of March 2020

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!

debbie anastassiou

Friday 20th of December 2019

Fantastic healthy recipe whether you want to indulge or impress !


Wednesday 15th of November 2017

Hi I would like to try these, do you recall the size of you avocados?

Dates are aubout the same, but some Avocados are almost 3 times the size of others.

Running to the Kitchen

Thursday 16th of November 2017

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

David Conchello

Sunday 27th of August 2017

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.

Running to the Kitchen

Sunday 27th of August 2017

agave syrup - it's used as the sweetener