Avocado Ranch Dressing

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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 This Dressing

  • as a 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. 

Avocado Ranch Dressing

5 from 24 votes
This 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.
Two glass jars with avocado ranch dressing on a marble board with lemons in the background.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6

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 parsley, basil or dill (pick your favorite)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • 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. Make 3/4 cup.

Nutrition

Serving: 2Tablespoons Calories: 81kcal Carbohydrates: 4g Protein: 1g Fat: 7g Saturated Fat: 1g Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g Sodium: 235mg Fiber: 2g Sugar: 1g
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado ranch

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    95 comments
    1. Beth
      July 19, 2021 AT 3:59 pm

      5 stars
      Made this without the oil and a little less milk. I used less fresh basil then called for but turned out delicious. Thank you.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 20, 2021 AT 10:29 am

        Yay! So glad this avocado ranch dressing was a hit, Beth! Thanks so much for the review. It means so much to me!

    2. Robin Richey
      March 21, 2021 AT 5:27 pm

      3 stars
      I am confused.after the 4 teaspoons of herbs we put in 2 tablespoons more of fresh herbs? And we choose from any we want?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        March 21, 2021 AT 5:41 pm

        Hi Robin! Yup, for the fresh herbs you can pick your favorite or whatever you have on hand – parsley, dill or basil. Let me know how the dressing turns out for you!

    3. Brenda Thiemann
      February 3, 2021 AT 9:35 am

      Can you replace the lemon with lime?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2021 AT 10:08 am

        I haven’t tried it, but I’m sure that would be fine. Let me know how it turns out for you!

    4. Brenda Thiemann
      February 3, 2021 AT 9:33 am

      How long does a batch of this last in the refrigerator?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        February 3, 2021 AT 10:09 am

        It should keep about 2 days in the fridge.

    5. Joan McOmber
      September 17, 2020 AT 7:17 pm

      5 stars
      Amazing depth of flavors! Loved this!
      (Though I had to add more garlic!! Yum!)

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