This Healthy Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe is the perfect alternative to store-bought ranch dressing! It’s full of healthy fats, lean protein and packed with delicious ranch flavour! And it’s easy to make!
Salad season is upon us and every time we go to the market we are overwhelmed with all the fresh veggies and greens – it’s the perfect time of year to pull out all our favourite salad dressing recipes and this Healthy Avocado Ranch Dressing is right at the top of the list!!
In Europe where we live it’s almost impossible to find conventional salad dressings at the grocery store. It’s just not a thing here because people mostly dress their salads with simple vinaigrette dressings made from oil, vinegar and herbs. Truthfully, we don’t miss bottled salad dressings at all – they’re packed with unnecessary fat and sugar and all kinds of preservatives. We much prefer making our own dressings at home from whole food ingredients, and this Healthy Avocado Ranch Dressing is full of healthy foods!
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To make this recipe it is helpful to have these items on hand (affiliate links):
- a bowl
- a good whisk
- a garlic press
- mason jars
- my favourite salad dressing shaker (large size)
- my favourite salad dressing shaker (small size)
- a high-speed blender
- a hand-held immersion blender
To make this recipe you will need:
- greek yogurt
- fresh lemon juice
- dijon mustard
- fresh garlic
- scallions or green onions
- fresh basil leaves
Time needed: 15 minutes.
Follow these steps to make this healthy Avocado Ranch dressing.
- Blend Ingredients
Add the flesh of the avocados into a blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until combined.
Blend the ingredients until smooth. If the dressing appears too thick, add one tablespoon at a time, and blend until the right consistency is achieved.
- Store in a Mason Jar
Pour into a mason jar or another airtight container and store in the fridge.
Can I make this recipe ahead of time?
Yes, this recipe can be made one to two days before serving if it is stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Can this recipe be made dairy free?
Yes, you can substitute coconut yogurt for the greek yogurt to make it dairy free.
How long can I store this dressing in the fridge?
This dressing, when stored in an airtight container, keeps up to five days in the fridge.
We hope you like this salad dressing as much as we do! Let us know in the comments below, what’s your favourite salad dressing that you’d like to see as a recipe on thebusybaker.ca? We’d love to know!
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Healthy Creamy Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing
- 2 medium avocados, ripe
- 1/2 cup low fat Greek yogurt (substitute coconut yogurt to make it dairy-free!)
- 1/3 cup low fat mayonnaise (or use vegan mayonnaise to make it vegan!)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 cloves garlic, pressed or very finely minced
- 3 scallions, chopped finely (or green onions)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
- sea salt and pepper to taste (start with a pinch)
- a few tablespoons of cold water, only if necessary to achieve the right consistency
- Add the flesh of the avocados to your blender, along with the yogurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, dijon mustard, garlic, scallions, basil, chives and salt and pepper.
- Blend on high speed until very smooth. If the dressing appears too thick (this will depend on the consistency of the yogurt and the avocados), add a tablespoon of water to the blender and blend again until smooth. Add water one tablespoon at a time until the right consistency is reached.
- Pour into a mason jar or other airtight container and chill in the fridge for about one hour before serving.
- Serve over your favourite garden salad, or use as a dip for fresh veggies!
Notice: Nutrition is auto-calculated, using Spoonacular, for your convenience. Where relevant, we recommend using your own nutrition calculations.
I love making my own dressing and this one looks delish!
Isn’t it the best!? Thanks so much!
I love avocado! This needs to happen at my house very soon!!
Thanks so much! I hope you enjoy it!
Homemade dressing is the BEST!!! This looks SO creamy and delicious!!
Thanks so much! I hope you like it!
I’m a huge avocado lover, so this dressing looks perfect to me!
Thanks so much! Hope you like it!
This dressing looks SO good I could put it on everything!
Thanks! Me too!!
Love adding avocado to ranch!
I’ll be putting this on everything this summer. YUM!
Thanks Liz! I hope you love it!
Hi,this homemade avocado dressing recipe looks really good and tasty but i have never made homemade salad ressing at home,i bbuy store bought salad dressing.
I am going to copy down your recipe to make at home.
I only have a 1 person black magic blender.How can i make your salad dressing recipe to fit my blender?
Thanks for your question! Perhaps halving the recipe will work for your blender 🙂
Looks delicious! Avocados go brown so quickly, do they in this recipe?
As long as you use the dressing up in a few days it shouldn’t go brown. Store it in a very airtight container or mason jar in the fridge.
Delicious! Didn’t have mayonnaise or chives, subbed sour cream and dried dill, turned out really well!
Nice addition! Glad it turned out delicious!!