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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    87 comments
    1. Joan McOmber
      September 17, 2020 AT 7:17 pm

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

    2. Crystal
      July 28, 2020 AT 7:55 pm

      This dressing is delicious!! My family likes it, too. Thanks for the recipe! =)

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 28, 2020 AT 9:57 pm

        Ahh yay! So glad this dressing was a hit with the family, Crystal. Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I appreciate it. 🙂

    3. BRENDA MORGAN
      July 20, 2020 AT 2:53 pm

      You must try this! It tastes amazing and is perfectly healthy! I am so excited! Thank you so much! I am forwarding it to all of my friends, family & clients. Thank you!!!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 20, 2020 AT 11:22 pm

        Ahh that makes me so happy to hear, Brenda!! I’m so glad you enjoyed this dressing. 🙂 Thanks for making it and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it!

    4. Katie
      June 12, 2020 AT 1:49 pm

      Yum! So good with veggies!

    5. Amy Tierney
      June 9, 2020 AT 9:30 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 10, 2020 AT 9:46 am

        I think garlic adds a great flavor to the dressing, but I think it would be okay (and plenty flavorful) without the garlic.

    6. Mary Lou Hatch
      June 8, 2020 AT 5:30 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 9, 2020 AT 2:31 pm

        Hey Mary, You can totally leave out the maple syrup if you prefer! I just like the touch of sweetness it adds. 🙂

    7. Virginia Gaviati
      June 3, 2020 AT 9:14 pm

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

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 4, 2020 AT 1:31 pm

        Yay!! So glad you enjoyed this dressing, Virginia! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    8. Jema
      June 1, 2020 AT 7:39 pm

      Hi Brittany: I am surprised it took me this long to try this recipe. It is a keeper!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        June 2, 2020 AT 5:05 pm

        Ahh yay!! So glad you finally got to try this dressing, Jema. So glad you liked it! Thanks for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I so appreciate it. 🙂

    9. Melissa V
      October 24, 2018 AT 4:16 pm

      Hi, Just curious if this could be made without the EVOO to lighten it up since the avacado has alot of fat already.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        October 24, 2018 AT 11:07 pm

        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. 🙂

    10. Kathy M
      October 21, 2017 AT 10:06 pm

      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!

    11. CJ
      December 30, 2016 AT 8:33 am

      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?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        December 30, 2016 AT 12:22 pm

        Yup! You can leave it out and the new nutritional info will be 68 cals, 4 grams of carbs and 0 grams of sugar. Everything else stays the same. 🙂

    12. Mountainbird
      September 3, 2016 AT 1:58 am

      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.

    13. alex
      July 31, 2016 AT 3:02 pm

      Thank you! Survey taken! <3

    14. marie
      July 30, 2016 AT 1:31 pm

      thank you for the giveaway. I took the survey

    15. Linda
      July 27, 2016 AT 8:15 pm

      Completed the survey

    16. ann
      July 25, 2016 AT 11:55 pm

      Thank you for the recipe! Completed the survey

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 26, 2016 AT 11:40 am

        Thank you so much, Ann!

    17. Julie
      July 25, 2016 AT 7:12 pm

      Just took the survey! Thank you!

    18. Jennifer Flood
      July 25, 2016 AT 6:54 am

      I completed the survey. Have you tried cashew milk yet?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 25, 2016 AT 11:42 am

        Thank you Jennifer! Yes, I’ve tried the Almond Breeze cashewmilk blend and love it! So creamy.

    19. prasert
      July 24, 2016 AT 6:11 pm

      I just took the survey!

    20. donna
      July 24, 2016 AT 12:17 am

      I just completed the survey! Thank you for the vegan dressing recipe! 🙂

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 26, 2016 AT 11:40 am

        THANK YOU!

    21. Jennifer Essad
      July 22, 2016 AT 2:52 pm

      I took the survey, love how creative your recipes are

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 26, 2016 AT 11:40 am

        Aww, thank you Jennifer!!

    22. Hana
      July 22, 2016 AT 2:12 pm

      Did the survey. This looks amazing! 🙂

    23. Kelly D
      July 22, 2016 AT 11:47 am

      I took the survey. Thanks!

    24. Landie Bradford
      July 21, 2016 AT 5:30 pm

      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.

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 26, 2016 AT 11:41 am

        Yay! You’ll have to try it and let me know what you think!

    25. Melissa
      July 20, 2016 AT 10:57 pm

      I took the survey. I am anxious for my avocado to ripen to try this recipe!

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 26, 2016 AT 11:45 am

        I know how you feel. I’m always waiting for my avocados to get perfectly ripe! 🙂

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