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Simple Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe

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I love incorporating avocado into nearly anything! Using this quick and simple avocado ranch dressing recipe will elevate your dressing game! I love to add this dressing to lots of dishes. Especially dishes like salads, tacos and chicken. 

Avocado Ranch is a perfect pair.

Showing Avocado some love

I love you using avocado ranch because of the creamy and smoothie texture that it creates. The flavor is outstanding to me. It’s also a great way to get some more Omega-3 fatty acids into my diet. My husband always struggles with the texture of avocados on their own, so this simple avocado ranch dressing recipe is one of his favorite recipes for me to make and he can enjoy the flavor of avocado the way he likes it.

Choosing the ‘ripe’ Avocado

  • Choose an avocado that is slightly firm but you can make a slight fingerprint into.
  • If the stem falls out easily, it’s probably ripe and ready to go.
  • Avoid avocados that are shriveled or have whit markings on the outside.
  • To speed up ripening time, place avocados in a paper sack at home and leave on the counter.

Simple ingredients in Avocado Ranch Dressing

  • Prepared Buttermilk Ranch; it has the perfect tang and also has the perfect thickness for this dressing.
  • Sour Cream; Adds a level of creaminess.
  • Ripe avocado; use the guide above to find the best avocado.
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Lime juice
  • Salt; Kosher salt is best
Everything is better with Avocado!

Steps to create Simple Avocado Ranch Dressing

  1. In your food processor or a bowl, add buttermilk Ranch, sour cream and avocado.
  2. Turn on your immersion blender or food processor and blend for 5 seconds, then slowly incorporate 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and lime juice.
  3. Once everything is blended and you have a smooth creamy texture. Taste your dressing.
  4. At this point add some kosher salt and repeat blending until everything is emulsified. Continue to taste your dressing until it is to your liking.
  5. Enjoy! 
1. Add Buttermilk Ranch and Sour Cream.
2. Add Avocado.
3. Squeeze in fresh lime juice.
4. Slowly incorporate olive oil.
5. Season with kosher salt and move to a bowl.
6. Use the dressing on your favorite meals.

Tips for success

  • Add as much or as little avocado as you like.
  • You can use homemade buttermilk Ranch, the hack is to use already prepared buttermilk which is close to homemade.
  • Taste, taste, taste your dressing as you season.
  • Add lime juice at the end for storage so that it keeps for 2 to 3 days, nice and green.

Frequently asked questions

How do I keep avocados from turning brown?

Adding some acidic properties such as lime juice will keep the color of avocados bright green, longer.
Also, when making things like guacamole, adding the pit of the avocado to the center of the dip will help keep the guacamole fresh longer.

What health benefits do avocados have?

Avocados source vitamins C, E, K and B6. They also contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which are healthy beneficial fats and help keep you fuller longer. 

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Simple Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe

I love incorporating avocado into nearly anything! Using this quick and simple avocado ranch dressing recipe will elevate your dressing game! I love to add this dressing to lots of dishes. Especially dishes like salads, tacos and chicken.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Immersion blender or food processor

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk Ranch
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • ¾ Avocado
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lime juiced
  • Kosher salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • In your food processor or a bowl, add buttermilk Ranch, sour cream and avocado.
  • Turn on your immersion blender or food processor and blend for 5 seconds, then slowly incorporate 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil and lime juice.
  • Once everything is blended and you have a smooth creamy texture. Taste your dressing.
  • At this point add some kosher salt and repeat blending. Continue to taste your dressing until it is to your liking.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

Add as much or as little avocado as you like.
You can use homemade buttermilk Ranch, the hack is to use already prepared buttermilk which is close to homemade.
Taste, taste, taste your dressing as you season.
Add lime juice at the end for storage so that it keeps for 2 to 3 days, nice and green.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 8mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 156IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword Quick & Easy, Sauce, Vegetable
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By on August 17th, 2022

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