Do you love ranch dressings and dips? Do you love avocados? If yes, you will go bonkers for this avocado ranch dressing. Fresh and light avocado flavor paired with a homemade ranch dressing mix, which is amazing mixed with some sour cream for a thicker dip or to dip chips in.
Pour over your fresh garden salads, dip your veggies in, and more. This dressing would also be amazing with my Copycat Air Fryer Chick fil A Chicken Nuggets Recipe. Want to know why I know this? Because not only have I made them together, but that's also where I came up with this recipe.
You could almost say it's a copycat Chick fil a avocado dressing.
While there's something to be said about how handy store bought ranch is, there is something magical about a homemade ranch, the flavors of fresh chives, onion powder, and fresh dill. Add in fresh avocados and it feels like you won the lottery. I always keep my homemade ranch on hand, because we are a ranch loving family.
Homemade Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
I was in the kitchen the other day and had some avocados that were getting to the point where I used them or tossed them out. So, I hopped into creation mode and whipped up this creamy, light and refreshing avocado ranch dressing recipe. We poured it over our chopped salads and it was a magical creation.
Ways to Use Avocado Ranch Dressing
- Salad recipes
- Dip for chopped fresh Veggies
- Drizzle over nachos or taco salad
- Sandwich spread
- Sauce for dipping chicken tenders
- Taco topper
- And so much more
You just need a blender or food processor to toss in your avocado and get it to that absolute creamy texture. Now I have purchased the avocado ranch, and let me say it is not near as flavorful as homemade. Plus you know all the ingredients that go into your dressing.
What You Need to Make Avocado Dressing
- 1 large Avocado skin removed, halved, and seeded
- ¼ cup Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt
- 2 teaspoon lime Juice
- 1 teaspoon White Vinegar
- ½ teaspoon dried Parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried Dill
- ½ teaspoon dried Chives
- ½ teaspoon dried Onion
- ⅛ teaspoon Kosher Salt
- ½ cup whole milk or more to thin
- salt and pepper to taste
- lemon juice, if desired
How to Make Chick Fil A Avocado Dressing
In your food processor or high speed blender, combine everything but milk, blend until smooth.
Add small amounts of milk until desired consistency is reached store in a mason jar, sealed.
Do You Use Homemade Greek Yogurt In Avocado Ranch Dressing
I reach for Greek yogurt in my avocado dressing for many reasons! It adds a creamy texture you can't get from regular milk alone. And then you also make it a bit healthier by adding in extra nutrients and of course protein.
A lot of recipes call for mayonnaise, while it might add flavor, you are also gaining a lot of fat and extra calories. Swapping with yogurt, you don't lose flavor and you skip the unwanted calories.
Is Avocado Ranch Healthy
Avocados used in a dressing adds a lot of nutrients and monounsaturated fats which are good fats. Pair with the Greek yogurt, and it makes it a healthier version of your favorite ranch dressing.
Can I Use Fresh Herbs In Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe
Yes, if you prefer using fresh parsley and other herbs over dried go for it. You might want to double the amount of fresh herbs used vs. the dry amounts, as dried herbs offer a richer flavor than fresh at times.
How Long Does Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing Last
Once you get your dressing made, store in an airtight container in the fridge. You will need to use up your dressing within 3-4 days time. But trust me, once you taste it, you won't want to eat anything without it.
Give this recipe a try today! It will be your new favorite salad dressing that you will want to drizzle on any and everything you whip up. Best of all, it is so simple to make. If you are hosting a party, this is the perfect dressing to really make your dish stand out in a crowd.
Is Avocado Ranch Dressing Keto Friendly?
Definitely, yes, with all the heavy fats in the avocados. To make it a little more so, make sure you're using a greek yogurt that doesn't have soybean oil and is low in carbs. You can also swap the milk for heavy cream and there you have Keto-friendly Avocado Ranch Dressing!