Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing

This vegan avocado ranch dressing is unbelievably creamy and loaded with herby flavor. It’s the perfect healthy replacement for regular ranch when topping salads or as a dip for veggies.

Straight on shot of two glass jars with avocado ranch dressing on a marble board.

To be honest, ranch has never been my dressing of choice. Catalina (or French) was my absolute favorite growing up, and to this day, I still lean toward sweeter dressings like honey mustard. That said, I do love a savory dressing every once in a while and I know that pretty much everyone adores ranch, so this little recipe had to happen.

Two glass jars with avocado ranch dressing on a marble board with lemons in the background.

I have to admit that while doing recipe testing for this post I realized that I’m more of a ranch fan than I originally thought. Maybe my tastebuds have changed or maybe it’s because this homemade version tastes waaaay better than the store-bought ranch I remember from childhood. Either way, I’m not mad about it.

Baking tray with ingredients for avocado ranch dressing laid out.

Avocado Instead of Mayo

Most ranch dressings start with a base of mayo, sour cream and buttermilk, but I knew from the get-go that I wanted to skip those things. I opted for Almond Breeze almondmilk with lemon juice to replace the buttermilk, along with avocado and olive oil to replace the mayo and sour cream.

The result is a delicious, herby dressing that’s just as creamy, if not creamier then regular ranch. It’s seriously the best!

Another great thing about this avocado ranch dressing (and ranch dressing in general) is that it’s super versatile and can be used in a variety of ways.

Blender cup with ingredients for avocado ranch dressing.

How To Use Vegan Ranch

  • dressing on a traditional salad
  • drizzled over cooked veggies
  • as a dip for veggies, cauliflower wings or pizza
  • as a sub for mayo with chicken or tuna salad
  • as a sauce for fajitas, tacos or burritos

So many options. You may need to make a double batch!

Veggie tray platter with tomatoes, carrots, celery, broccoli and avocado ranch dip in a white bowl.

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If you make this vegan avocado ranch dressing, be sure to leave a comment and star rating below letting me know how it turns out. Your feedback is so helpful for the EBF team and other readers. 

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Two glass jars with avocado ranch dressing on a marble board with lemons in the background.

Vegan Avocado Ranch Dressing


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 3/4 cup
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This vegan avocado ranch dressing is unbelievably creamy and loaded with herby flavor. It’s the perfect healthy replacement for regular ranch when topping salads or as a dip for veggies.


Ingredients

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon dijon or stone-ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh herbs (parsley, basil, dill, etc)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high-powered blender and process until smooth and creamy, adding more almondmilk if the dressing seems too thick. Once the texture is to your liking, taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed.
  2. Pour the dressing in to a container for serving. Use over salad, cooked veggies or as dip. Dressing should keep for 1-2 days in the fridge.

  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
  • Calories: 81
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Fat: 7g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Keywords: avocado ranch

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    82 comments
  1. Can you make this without the garlic? If you think it will really miss that flavor, anything else I can substitute?

  2. Just curious why you put maple syrup in virtually every dressing recipe. I usually use most every recipe as an idea for my own adaptations and since I abhor maple syrup I will find an alternative or simply leave it out, but just wondered about the reasoning behind it. Is it simply as a sweetener? You must LOVE maple syrup. Just curious.

  3. Delicious and so tasty and beautifully creamy without the use of dairy! Yay and thank you!!

    • I haven’t tried it without the EVOO, but I don’t see why it wouldn’t work. Maybe try blending it up without it, taste and see if you feel the need to add the olive oil for extra creaminess. Let me know how it turns out. 🙂

  4. I made this recipe tonight to use as a salad dressing. It was absolutely delicious. Up until tonight, my husband has only liked ranch dressing, but he loved this recipe as much as me. If I could give it stars, I’d give it 5 out of 5. Thank you!

  5. Can I leave out the maple syrup? I’m doing LCHF and I want to avoid extra sugar. If I omit the maple syrup, how would that affect the nutrition info?

  6. Gog to try the dressing. I will try it with water and almonds themselves plus what you have in the recipe already. Thanks. Are you familiar with Dr. Fuhrmann and the recipes he has for salad dressings? They are great.

  7. BLESS THIS POST. I have recently become obsessed with avocados, but interestingly enough, ranch has never been a favorite or choice of mine either. I’m much more of a vinaigrette girl. This however, makes me reconsider things.

  8. I finished the survey. I love almond milk. I started using it years ago in cereal and then it grew into the only “milk” I buy. Smoothies, coffee, chai tea and in baking recipes. My daughter eats a LOT of ranch dressing. I’m gonna try making this for her next visit. I’d be thrilled if she had a healthier version like this to turn to instead. Thanks!

  9. This was so creamy and delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe! I made this dip yesterday and used it in a baked chicken and greens wrap. My husband and I are very happy there are leftovers.

  10. Awesome dressing! I’m a big avocado fan, so that goes without saying for me 🙂 This would be so tasty as a dip for veggies, too, or even drizzled over your favorite protein!

  11. I completed the survey.

    This looks so good! I always buy vanilla almond milk, so I need to get original so I can try this dressing.

  12. The dressing and salad both look amazing! I love how creamy the dressing looks, and the color is beautiful. Also, I adore the wooden table – it looks adorable!

  13. I completed the survey! Love all your recipes, and this one is delish. I still make those peanut butter cookies for my son about 3 times a week!

  14. I took the survey! I just ran out of ranch dressing and I have an avocado that’s going to go bad. Perfect timing for this recipe. Thanks so much!

  15. Looks amazing! I have to say, there are some days I definitely miss indulgent dressings like ranch and caesar.
    So easy to make vegan though! And loving the addition of avocado. That pretty much makes everything better!.

  16. I did the survey. I never considered using almond milk because I really didn’t know what to do with it. Recipes like this, easy and using ingredients I like, will make using almond milk a real option.

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