Avocado Ranch Dressing
This Avocado Ranch Dressing is an easy creamy ranch dressing with added avocado for a boost of healthy fats and fibers!
Plus, this ranch dressing has a dairy-free vegan option.
What’s Avocado Ranch Dressing?
Ranch Dressing is an American salad dressing that is typically made with mayonnaise, buttermilk, mustard, and various spices.
It often contains dairy products such as yogurt or sour cream as well as fresh herbs that give it its signature texture and taste.
According to the history of Ranch dressing, it was invented in Alaska by a plumbing contractor that created it to keep his crew happy.
He brought it back to his ranch in California where he gave the Ranch Salad Dressing its name we now know.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
This Avocado Ranch Dressing is a variation of the classic recipe. The avocado brings a touch of creaminess, flavors, and colors that make it even better.
On top of that, this recipe is gluten-free, low in carbs, keto-friendly, grain-free, and paleo, so it can be enjoyed by most.
How To Make Avocado Ranch Dressing
Making a salad dressing is generally straightforward and this recipe is no exception. It’ll only take 5 minutes of your time, most of it will be to gather the ingredients!
- Mayonaise – any mayonnaise will do, but try to go for a free-range egg version.
- Avocado – it’s essential to use a ripe avocado. To know if your avo is ripe, remove the stem to check the color under it. If it’s bright green and the avocado is soft to the touch, it is ready.
- Greek Yogurt – opt for unsweetened Greek yogurt. You can also use sour cream, both work fine in this recipe.
- Lemon Juice – You can either buy a bottle of lemon juice or squeeze it yourself. Read my guide on how to get the most juice out of a lemon.
- Chives – prefer dried chives, but you can use fresh chives if that’s all you have. You can also use chopped parsley.
- Dill – I like to use dried dill for this recipe.
- Onion & Garlic Powder – and a touch of salt to have the perfect taste.
- Almond Milk – opt for unsweetened, unflavored almond milk. If you’re allergic to almonds, you can use oat milk or rice milk. You can also use heavy cream.
To make your Avocado Ranch Dressing, combine all the ingredients in the bowl of a food processor.
Process the dressing for about 30 seconds before scraping the inside of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are in and process again for 30 seconds.
Then, Pick a mason jar that can be closed as you’ll use it to store your salad dressing. Transfer the dressing to the jar.
Close the lid of your mason jar and vigorously shake it for about 30 to 40 seconds.
The oil from the mayonnaise will emulsion and make the dressing come together.
Store the dressing in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to enhance its flavors.
Serving The Dressing
This dressing can be used on any salad, like my Kale Quinoa Salad but it can also be used inside a sandwich or flatbread, or as a dip for crispy veggies or tortilla chips.
It’s also delicious on a piece of meat like a grilled beef steak or a broiled chicken breast.
This Avocado Ranch Dressing can be stored in a sealed glass mason jar in the fridge for up to 4 days.
After that, the avocado might start oxidizing and will taste funny.
Shake the jar before using it to re-emulsion the creamy avocado mixture.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, you can! You might have to use a lower speed setting to avoid throwing the dressing all over the blender’s jug.
Not really, it’s the main ingredient that brings oil to the recipe.
This avocado ranch recipe is very healthy and good for you as it contains no nasty additives.
More Salad Dressing Recipes
If you enjoy making easy, healthy salad dressing recipes, I have many more for you that you’ll love:
Avocado Ranch Dressing
Want My Kitchen Equipment?
- ½ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 large Ripe Avocado
- ¼ cup Greek Yogurt or sour cream for a tangy flavor
- 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
- 2 teaspoons Dried Chives
- ½ teaspoon Dried Dill
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ¼ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ¼ cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or Heavy Cream
- Before you start, choose from either the light version, using Greek yogurt and almond milk, or the thicker, creamier option using sour cream and heavy cream.
- Bring all the ingredients into the bowl of a food processor and process them for 30 seconds.
- Scrape down the inside of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are processed and process them again.
- Bring the Avocado Ranch Dressing into a glass mason jar, close the lid and shake vigorously before storing it in the fridge for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors combine.
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How long does this stay good in frig?
About 4 days.
Delicious! I used Greek yogurt & almonds milk. I don’t like chives & used some cut scallions as a substitute. No dill – used parsley, Still, Love this!
I’m not seeing the vegan option you mention. Would the yogurt/sour cream be replaced with dairy free sour cream? Thank you
Simply use vegan sour cream and vegan coconut yohurt