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Avocado Ranch Dressing {Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing}

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Smooth and creamy, you’ll flip for this Avocado Ranch Dressing! Great as a dip, dressing, or sauce, this dairy-free ranch dressing is seriously addicting. With adaptable ingredients, this can be a Whole30, paleo, and/or vegan dressing. 

a jar of avocado ranch on a blue plate with herbs and a spoon

Green dressings are so delicious and can make you feel like you’re getting even more veggies into your diet! Much like my Homemade Green Goddess Dressing recipe, this Avocado Ranch is packed with flavor and healthy ingredients.

If you prefer a more conventional ranch dressing and also hate mayo (hollah), check out my Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.

This paleo salad dressing would work great as a dip for Air Fryer Zucchini Chips, with chips/crackers, as a topping for Pressure Cooker Chicken Tacos, or an amazing sauce to be drizzled over Loaded Sweet Potatoes.

What Ingredients Are In Avocado Ranch Dressing?

  • Avocado (doy)
  • Green spices – chives, dill, parsley, tarragon, celery seed
  • Other spices – sea salt, black pepper, garlic powder (but feel free to sub in 1 clove fresh garlic)
  • White vinegar
  • Milk – use your favorite non-dairy or dairy

an avocado with jars of herbs and spices for making dairy-free ranch dressing

I used dried herbs to make it more accessible and affordable. I adore fresh herbs, so if you prefer to use fresh, please see measurements in the recipe notes of the printable recipe card.

And before you ask (because you will), I got those adorable little spice tins on Amazon. And yes, they come with the labels! All the Type A people just peed a little and then passed out.

Many of these same spices are also used in this Crispy Oven-Fried Gnocchi and Veggies one-pan dish. Make a batch for a quick weeknight meal while you have all the ingredients out!

How Long Will Dairy-Free Avocado Ranch Dressing Last in the Fridge?

This Whole30 ranch will last for up to three days in the fridge. Pro tip: store the avocado dressing in a wide-mouth mason jar and drop the pit in to store with the dressing. This will help reduce any oxidation (browning).

How to Make Avocado Ranch Dressing:

*A detailed and printable recipe card is available at the bottom of this post.

Add the avocado, spices, and vinegar to a food processor or blender. Blend until everything has been uniformly chopped.

two process shots showing how to make avocado ranch dressing in a food processor

Slowly drizzle in the milk, pausing to scrape down the sides if needed. 

blended avocado ranch in a food processor

The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of milk to make a pourable dressing. If you would prefer to serve this as a dip, only use enough milk to create a creamy texture.

If you’re looking for a true “dip” recipe and can consume dairy, check out my Avocado Yogurt Dip.

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • The flavor of the avocado ranch dressing will improve over time. If possible, chill for at least two hours after making it.
  • If you would prefer to use fresh herbs, use 1 tbsp per 1 tsp mentioned in the recipe. Use 3/4 tsp fresh dill, and 1 1/4 tsp of fresh tarragon.

Variations

  • Add 1 tbsp of fresh lime juice to make this Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing.
  • If you do like mayo, add 2 tbsp to the food processor with the rest of the ingredients. Try out my Whole30 mayo for a clean homemade version.
  • If you can tolerate dairy, I highly recommend using buttermilk in this avocado ranch. If you have leftover buttermilk, make some Whole Wheat Waffles or Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes.
  • Blend 1/4 of ONE chipotle pepper (canned chipotle in adobo sauce) to create a spicy ranch.
  • Add 1/4 cup of cilantro to make a cilantro ranch dressing. If you have leftover cilantro, try making a batch of Cilantro Chimichurri.

a jar of ranch dressing on a cutting board with herbs and garlic

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a jar of avocado ranch on a blue plate with herbs and a spoon
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Avocado Ranch Dressing {Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing}
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
5 mins
 
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Ranch Dressing, Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing, Whole30 Ranch Dressing
Servings: 16
Calories: 25 kcal
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add the avocado, spices, and vinegar to a food processor or blender. Blend until everything has been uniformly chopped.

  2. Slowly drizzle in the milk, pausing to scrape down the sides if needed. 

Recipe Notes

The recipe calls for 1/3 cup of milk to make a pourable dressing. If you would prefer to serve this as a dip, only use enough milk to create a creamy texture.

 

If you would prefer to use fresh herbs, use 1 tbsp per 1 tsp mentioned in the recipe. Use 3/4 tsp fresh dill, and 1 1/4 tsp of fresh tarragon.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Ranch Dressing {Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing}
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 25 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Potassium 77mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 4.7%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 1%
Iron 0.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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One comment on “Avocado Ranch Dressing {Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing}”

  1. I do not have a problem with mayo, but we had a ton of avocados that needed using so we made this using fresh herbs from the garden. Man alive, what flavour! Definitely something I’ll be adding to my regular repertoire!