If you haven’t tried making your own salad dressings, you’re missing out! This Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing is so simple to make and you probably have most of the ingredients in the house. Use it on your favorite salad or as a dip for veggies!
Over the past few years, I’ve been challenging myself to make more and more things from scratch instead of buying it at the store. Salad dressing was one of the first things I tried and I rarely use store bought now!
While there are definitely some good brands out there, most store bought salad dressings have lots of extra ingredients, preservatives and more. Instead, make it yourself with a few simple ingredients and it will be much better for you.
The creamy base of this salad dressing is greek yogurt. Creamy salad dressings are my favorite, and using greek yogurt is a healthy way to get that wonderful texture. It also makes this dressing high in protein and calcium.
Avocado is also a healthy addition to this dressing. It gives the dressing extra creaminess, healthy fats and a pretty light green color.
Lime juice gives the finishing touch to the flavor of this dressing. It’s the perfect balance of tart lime and creamy greek yogurt and avocado.
This simple salad dressing takes about 5 minutes to make! Throw all the ingredients in a food processor and blend. If you don’t have a food processor, you could use an immersion blender or a blender.
How To Use This Salad Dressing
This Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing is perfect for your favorite salad. I love it on a cobb salad or with a southwest-style salad.
You can also use it as a dip for veggies! It’s great to serve as part of a veggie tray at a party.
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This post was originally published on A Savory Feast on October 4, 2014. The post and pictures have been updated but the recipe is the same.
- 1/2 avocado
- 1 cup greek yogurt
- Juice from 1/2 of a lime
- 2 chives, chopped (or 1 tbsp dried chives)
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- Combine the avocado, greek yogurt, lime juice, chives and cilantro in a food processor and mix well.
- Pour the dressing into a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve with your favorite salad.