What We Love About Avocado Ranch Dressing
It’s super easy: It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up this delicious avocado ranch dressing.
It’s customizable: With a few tweaks, you can change this salad dressing to suit your personal tastes. Change up the herbs and spices and more tangy ingredients, remove the ingredients you don’t like, change the consistency to suit a different dish, or go back to the basics. The choice is yours.
It’s addictive (but healthy): The ranch-ness of this avocado dressing perfectly complements almost any salad and can also be used as a fantastic dip for pretty much anything.
How to Make Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing
Blend it: Blend all the ingredients (except the water) together until smooth.
Adjust the consistency: Add water one tablespoon at a time until the dressing has reached your desired consistency.
Storing and Freezing Instructions:
To Store: Avocado ranch salad dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for up to three days. Make sure to keep it in an air-tight container to prevent it from spoiling faster.
To Freeze: Freezing avocado ranch dressing is not recommended. The frozen dressing usually turns out chunky, and the taste just isn’t the same. I would recommend making this dressing fresh.
- 1 large Avocado peeled and seeded
- ¼ cup unsweetened almond milk
- 3 tbsp Paleo friendly mayonnaise
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tsp dried parsley
- ½ tsp dried dill
- ½ tsp dried chives
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 2 tbsp cold water or more as needed
- salt, black pepper to taste
- Add all the ingredients except water to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
- Add the water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dressing has reached your desired consistency.
- Season to taste with salt.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Let it rest: This might seem silly since I know you want to try it right now, but if you can resist, let your avocado ranch salad dressing rest in the refrigerator for an hour or two. Letting it rest will give the flavors time to deepen and mature which means a delectable, addicting dressing awaits.
Use a ripe avocado: Unripe avocados are less creamy than ripe ones. To guarantee the most creamy dressing, use an avocado on the verge of being over-ripe.
Enhance the flavors: Instead of looking for more spices and herbs to add, simply concentrate on the spices and herbs you already have. Adding more garlic, for instance, will turn your dressing into an avocado garlic dressing instead of focusing on the ranch and vice versa.
Try the cumin trick: Cumin is well-known as a flavor enhancer. Try adding a pinch, mix it in, and let your dressing rest. You’ll be amazed at the outcome.
Balance the flavors: If you find this dressing to be a bit tangy, try adding a squirt of honey or maple syrup to balance these delicate flavors.