Avocado Ranch Dressing

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Homemade avocado ranch dressing is tangy, creamy, and oh, so yummy!

Everyone loves a great ranch dressing for everything from salads to dipping pizza crust. Adding avocado to the mix makes it velvety, rich, and is 1000x better than any store bought avocado dressing I’ve tried.

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A Dressing or Topping

We love dressings that do double or even triple duty!

  • Drizzle this dressing over a tossed salad or use it in an avocado pasta salad.
  • It makes for a great dip for fresh veggies, crackers or even pita.
  • Use it to top your favorite chicken tacos or fajitas!

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Ingredients

AVOCADO Of course creamy avocado (with all the nutrition benefits!) is the real MVP here.

DAIRY & MAYO Mayonnaise & sour cream are typical in a creamy dressing and add both texture and a nice tangy flavor. A splash of milk thins this dressing for salads. To cut a few calories, switch out the sour cream for plain Greek yogurt.

LEMON No lemon? Switch out for lime juice, or a little white vinegar. Something acidic is needed to help keep the avocado from turning brown.

process of blending Avocado Ranch Dressing ingredients

How to Make Avocado Ranch Dressing

Tasty, tangy, and even pretty, avocado ranch dressing is easy to make and perfect to drizzle on all your favorites from salads to chicken wings!

  1. Peel avocado & puree with sour cream in a food processor (or a blender).
  2. Add mayo, lemon juice, garlic powder, & onion powder; pulse until smooth.
  3. Stir in fresh herbs, salt, & pepper. Add milk a little at a time until you get the desired consistency.

Keep in a salad dressing cruet or a mason jar with a tight-fitting lid, chill at least 30 minutes before using.

Kitchen Tip

Adding mayonnaise to the dip and processing for too long (when blending the avocado smooth) can change the texture and cause it to separate. Mix the sour cream and avocado until smooth and then add the mayo.  Perfectly smooth!

This can be left thick as a dip or thinned out for drizzling or tossing with salads. If you have buttermilk on hand, it adds nice tang!

ingredients in a glass bowl to make Avocado Ranch Dressing

How to Store

Avocado ranch dressing will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days, but we’re sure you’ll use it up before then! 

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5 from 6 votes
Review Recipe

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly Nilsson
Bright, tangy, & flavorful, this avocado ranch dressing can be used as a dressing, dip, sauce, or marinade!

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ teaspoon salt & pepper each
  • ½ cup milk or as needed

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Instructions

  • Peel the avocado and discard the pit.
  • Combine avocado and sour cream in a food processor and process until smooth.
  • Add mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic powder and onion powder. Pulse to combine.
  • Stir in fresh herbs & salt & pepper. Add milk to reach the desired consistency.
  • Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

Adding mayonnaise to the dip and processing for too long (when blending the avocado smooth) can change the texture and cause it to separate. Mix the sour cream and avocado until smooth and then add the mayo.  Perfectly smooth!
This can be left thick as a dip or thinned out for drizzling or tossing with salads. If you have buttermilk on hand, it adds nice tang!
Avocado ranch dressing will keep in the refrigerator for about 3 days, but we’re sure you’ll use it up before then! 

Nutrition Information

Calories: 247, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 420mg, Potassium: 351mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 444IU, Vitamin C: 9mg, Calcium: 80mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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Course Dip, Dressing, Sauce
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. I haven’t made this yet but sure am curious. Do you think frozen avocado would work and if so, how much.

    1. While I haven’t tried it, I think that would work. I’d think the bag would give you an estimate of how many chunks would make one avocado. How much would depend on the size of the chunks. One avocado is approximately 150 grams or 5 ounces by weight.

  2. This is yummy to the point you don’t need a salad can eat right from the dish.. will make again…

  3. Absolutely delicious as a dip with celery & hot wings. Over the moon in taste and so easy to make. Love the flavor using a fresh lime instead of lemon, and definitely a keeper – I will be making this again. Thank you for sharing your recipe for this dressing.5 stars