Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Everything is better with avocado. There. I said it. Sandwiches are better with it. Tacos are certainly better with it. Same goes for nachos. Breakfast toast. And even, as it turns out, ranch dressing. This dressing is creamy, yet at the same time tastes much lighter than your traditional ranch dressing. And without a doubt, it will be my go to salad dressing this summer.

When it comes to dressing, I have always been a ranch kinda girl. Never blue cheese. Ever. Blue cheese is too strong.  And…chunky. Oy. I am so not a fan.

Ranch on the other hand is dressing perfection. Creamy, not chunky and loaded with dill. Which I think is my favorite part.

And even though I am such a huge fan of ranch, I am not a purest by any means. Peppercorn ranch is good. Jalapeno ranch is good too. Sriracha ranch, oh mama sign me up. That is why it is so surprising that I’ve never tried an avocado ranch before. The avocado adds just the right amount of, you guessed it, creaminess. And you also feel a little bit better about eating it because there isn’t a drop of mayonnaise in sight.

There is buttermilk though, which is why you will only feel a little bit better.

The Recipe

  • Makes 2 cups
  • Prep time:

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, pitted and removed from skin
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cracked black pepper
  • 1 - 1 1/3 cup buttermilk

Instructions:

  1. Combine first six ingredients and 1 cup of buttermilk together in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. If you would like the dressing a little thinner add remaining buttermilk and pulse a few more times. Chill for 30 minutes. Serve.
  2. Store any left overs in an airtight container in the refrigerator and use within a few days.

Enjoy!

  • http://www.noblepig.com Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig

    We are ranch fanatics and avocado fanatics over here so I get this..get you and this needs to be on my table.

  • http://domesticfits.com Jackie @ Domestic Fits

    If California had a State Dressing, this would be it. We love our avocados and ranch dressing in these parts!

  • http://sweettreatsmore.com Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More

    I’d put this on everything!!

  • http://www.ohsweetbasil.com carrian

    amen sista!! avocados make the world go round

  • http://www.natashaskitchen.com Natasha of Natashaskitchen.com

    Ofcourse I added this to my recipe box! It looks so simple with basic ingredients. This sounds perfect. Thank you for sharing the recipe!!

  • http://thecreolewoman.com Rachel at The Creole Woman

    This sounds so yummy! I am the self-appointed president of the Ranch Dressing fan club and this would make me do back flips. Can’t wait to give it a try!

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My name is Des. I’m a Mom to Kellan and Preston. Wife to Ryan. Dog mom to Pumpkin and lover of all things food. Whether it is cooking it, eating it, shopping for it or watching TV about it, food is one of my favorite things. Read more »

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