Avocado Ranch Dressing (with Video)

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I love using my homemade Ranch seasoning to make ranch dip, but my daughter’s favorite has to be this Avocado Ranch Dip – it’s zesty, creamy and perfect for dipping veggies or even using as a salad dressing!

This homemade Avocado Ranch Dip can also be used as an Avocado Ranch Dressing for salads. No pre-made packets, just healthy ingredients and zesty, buttery flavory

Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing Recipe

I’m not a fan of store-bought ranch dressing packets.

I don’t love the cost at $2 a pop, but there are also questionable ingredients like maltodextrin (the FIRST ingredient in the most popular ranch dressing packet) which is justified as a preservative but has some serious health risks, monosodium glutamine (MSG), calcium stearate (more health risks), etc. Plus, if you’re buying pre-made ranch dressing or ranch dips, they often contain sugar or high-fructose corn syrup.

Isn’t the whole point of giving your child some veggies and ranch dip to be offering them a healthy snack? Not sneak extra sugar into their day?

Thankfully, this avocado ranch dip has amazing flavor, healthy fats (to help your body process all the nutrients from those veggies) and kids love it! The avocado adds a rich, buttery flavor and texture, while the ranch adds zesty and savory seasonings and the lime adds a hit of acidity (that also helps prevent the avocado from browning).

This dip will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. It’s perfect for lunch prepping and it’s great to have a healthy, homemade ranch dip ready to go for easy snacking.

Plus, you can add additional oil (or even some Greek yogurt, if you’d like) to make this into an avocado ranch dressing.

We’ve used this ranch recipe as both a ranch dressing on salads and a ranch dip for veggies.

Other Recipes You Could Add this Avocado Ranch Dressing to:

Basically, any recipe that you would normally want to add ranch dressing (or could benefit from the pop of flavor from some ranch), this recipe would be perfect!

Can I spice up this avocado lime dressing? Absolutely. A lot of people like adding cilantro to their avocado dressings, but you could go with red chile flakes, chipotle pepper, homemade taco seasoning, etc.

Do I need to use fresh avocados for dressing? You can use frozen avocados, or even avocados that are just starting to brown (as long as they don’t have an acidic taste). Keep in mind that the fresher your avocados, the longer you can keep this dressing in the fridge.

Can I leave out the avocado? The avocado takes the place of other fats (like mayonnaise) in this recipe, so if you’d prefer a standard ranch dressing without the avocado flavor, substitute 1/2 cup of mayonnaise, or 1/4 cup Greek yogurt and 1/4 cup mayonnaise.

 

Check out our quick video to see how easy it is to make our avocado ranch dip recipe – and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe card:

 

Avocado Ranch Dressing Ingredients

  • Avocado
  • Lime juice
  • Oil <– you may need to adjust the oil for your ideal dip or dressing texture
  • Ranch seasoning, to taste

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Note: this is enough for a single serving or dip or one large salad to feed four. Double or triple this recipe as desired.

For the homemade ranch seasoning:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can also add cilantro to this recipe, if you’d like.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mason jar (for storing)
  • Smoothie-style blender
  • Sharp kitchen knife
  • Spoon

How to Make Avocado Ranch Dressing

Place the avocado, lime juice and oil in a smoothie-style blender. Puree until smooth.

In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the ranch seasoning ingredients and stir to mix completely.

Add 1-2 teaspoons of the ranch seasoning to the avocado dressing, to taste.

 

Pin this Easy Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing recipe:

How to make the best ever Avocado Ranch Dip (or Avocado Ranch Dressing for salad) using simple, healthy ingredients and no pre-made ranch dressing packets or mayonnaise - dairy-free, too! The perfect way to get kids excited to eat their veggies!

Grab your free printable for our easy avocado ranch dip or dressing recipe:

Yield: 1/2 cup dressing

Avocado Ranch Dressing

Avocado Ranch Dressing

A quick and easy avocado lime ranch dressing that can be used as a healthy vegetable dip, too!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 avocado
  • 2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons oil <-- you may need to adjust the oil for your ideal dip or dressing texture
  • 1-2 teaspoons ranch seasoning, to taste

For the ranch seasoning:

  • 3 teaspoons parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder, optional
  • 1 Tablespoon dehydrated onion
  • 1 teaspoon dill weed, optional
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  1. Place the avocado, lime juice and oil in a smoothie-style blender. Puree until smooth.
  2. In a small bowl or mason jar, combine the ranch seasoning ingredients and stir to mix completely.
  3. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the ranch seasoning to the avocado dressing, to taste.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 91Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 413mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I hope your family loves this avocado ranch dressing (or avocado ranch dip) as much as mine does! It’s a healthy alternative to store-bought dips – and more delicious, too! A great way to get kids excited to eat their veggies.

For more fun vegetable recipes for kids, check out our Creamy Dill Potatoes recipe or our Cucumber Avocado Salad recipe.

Healthy 4-ingredient Avocado Ranch Dip or Dressing - this dip is creamy, zesty and delicious without the use of ranch dressing packets or mayonnaise. Dairy-free, too!  This homemade Avocado Ranch Dip can also be used as an Avocado Ranch Dressing for salads. No pre-made packets, just healthy ingredients and zesty, buttery flavory  How to make the best ever Avocado Ranch Dip (or Avocado Ranch Dressing for salad) using simple, healthy ingredients and no pre-made ranch dressing packets or mayonnaise - dairy-free, too!. The perfect way to get kids excited to eat their veggies!

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