Smooth and creamy avocado ranch dressing is exactly what your meals have been missing! It’s everything you love about ranch dressing with the added deliciousness of avocado. Serve it as a dip for veggies or fries, or drizzle it on top of salads or tacos.
What Makes This Avocado Ranch Dressing So Good
- It’s got all of the amazing flavor you love from ranch dressing with the subtle taste of avocado. It pairs well with just about any dish!
- It’s so easy to make and only needs a few simple ingredients! Just toss everything in a food processor and blend until you’ve got the perfect consistency.
- Adjust the avocado ranch dressing consistency easily just by adding milk! More milk yields a thinner dressing that’s perfect for drizzling over salads, and less milk gives you a thicker consistency that’s ideal for veggie dips.
- Any leftover dressing can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container up to 5 days. Perfect for meal prep!
Key Ingredients for Avocado Ranch Dressing
Avocado – When you’re choosing an avocado for your ranch dressing, be sure to look for one that’s ripe. If you’re buying avocados the same day you’ll make your dressing, look for ones with bumpy, dark green (almost black) skin. They should give just a little when you squeeze them gently, but not so much that they indent or feel mushy. If you’re buying them 3-4 days in advance, though, then look for firm, green, smooth avocados, and let them sit out at room temperature to ripen.
Mayonnaise – There’s just a little mayo in this dressing to give it that tangy goodness. You can use more if you like, though – just dial down the Greek yogurt to keep your ratios consistent! You can also skip it if it’s not your thing, using more plain Greek yogurt in its place. Add milk to adjust the consistency as needed.
Greek Yogurt – Greek yogurt keeps your avocado ranch dressing super light and creamy. If you’d rather, you can use sour cream in its place.
- The lemon juice will help prevent the avocado from turning brown before you’ve had a chance to use all your dressing! If you don’t have lemon juice, lime juice and white vinegar will work, too.
- You can serve your dressing immediately, but I like to refrigerate it at least 30 minutes first so it’s nice and chilled. Totally personal preference! Letting it sit allows the flavors to meld together better.
- If you overprocess the avocado ranch dressing ingredients, the mayonnaise could separate, which will affect the texture of the dressing. Blend just until you’ve reached your perfect consistency, then transfer the dressing to an airtight container for storing.
More Delicious Dressing Recipes
- Roquefort Dressing
- Creamy Italian Dressing
- Whole30 Ranch Dressing (“Dump Ranch,” Paleo, Dairy-Free)
- Asian Salad Dressing
- Avocado Salad Dressing
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Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Food processor
- Add all ingredients except milk to bowl of food processor. Process until combined.
- Slowly add milk, processing until desired consistency is achieved. Note: you may not need full ½ cup, or you may want more. Amount of seasonings will need to be adjusted based on amount of milk used, i.e. the more milk you add, the more seasoning you'll need to use. Taste dressing and adjust as needed.
- Serve immediately, or transfer to airtight container and refrigerate until ready to use.
- Milk: If using plant-based milk, be sure to use an unsweetened version.
- Make it Dairy Free: Use plant-based milk, vegan mayonnaise, and vegan sour cream or plain, dairy-free yogurt in place of the Greek yogurt.
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Jasmine Comer is a food photographer and recipe developer from North Carolina. She grew up in the kitchen watching her mom cook all types of delicious meals. In 2016 she established Lively Meals, a food blog where she creates healthy recipes. This led to creating recipes for other blogs as well. In her free time she enjoys exploring new places and spending time in nature. Ultimately she’s grateful to be doing work she loves—cooking good food and sharing it with people.