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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Be sure to check out my healthy salad dressings as well as my favorite healthy store-bought salad dressings.

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4.49 from 49 votes

Avocado Ranch Dressing

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.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 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


  • 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.


Serving: 2Tablespoons | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 235mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: avocado ranch
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    1. Excellent! I am glad that you are loving this recipe, Bella. Thank you for your review + star rating, I really appreciate it!

  1. 5 stars
    I just made this because I have excess avocados. It’s amazing! I used less oil but it still came out nice & creamy. I used an immersion blender. I almost passed on it because it appeared rated as 4.4. This is super easy & tasty! Thank you!

    1. Yum! Sounds delicious. I am glad you enjoyed this recipe and it came out great for you. Thank you for sharing your review & star rating, I appreciate it!

  2. 5 stars
    Really delicious! For the 1/2 cup of almond milk I swapped for 1/4 cup mayo, 1/4 cup almond milk and it turned out amazing.

    1. Amazing! I am so glad you have this recipe a try and it turned out amazing for you, Reba! Thanks for sharing your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

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