Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip (VIDEO Recipe)

Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com

Love ranch?? You will flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip! It has a thick, creamy consistency and irresistible flavor! It’s so good as an avocado ranch dip or salad dressing.

We first fell in love with avocado ranch at Chilis restaurant (my husband worked there for 5 years before we got married) and we both agreed this homemade version is even better!

It has really simple ingredients, isn’t overly salty, and it couldn’t get any easier – toss everything into a blender or food processor and whirl it up for the smoothest and prettiest avocado ranch dressing. Store-bought dressing can’t touch this!! “Da-na-na-na, can’t touch this” (I don’t always quote MC Hammer, but this was highly applicable).

Watch How to Make Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip:

Serve this avocado ranch dressing over any green salad like this shrimp avocado or this BLT salad, or use it as a dip for crisp vegetables, chicken strips, chicken nuggets, parmesan potato wedges, you name it. It’s just GOOD!

My son absolutely loves this which is a big deal because if he had his way, he would dip everything he ate into ranch or fry sauce. I was so happy he loved it because I know exactly what went into this homemade avocado ranch.

Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com

Seriously you guys!! Make this dip today and if you’re serving avocado ranch dip at a party, definitely double the recipe because it disappears fast!

Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com

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Avocado Ranch Dressing and Dip

5 from 13 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $2-$3
Servings: 1 1/2 cup

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup low-fat buttermilk
  • 4 Tbsp sour cream
  • 3 Tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1/2 large avocado or 1 smaller avocado
  • 1 Tbsp cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard we used Grey Poupon brand
  • 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced or pressed
  • 3/4 tsp salt or to taste (I used sea salt)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor, pulse to combine then blend until smooth, scraping down the bowl if needed.
  2. Season with more salt and pepper to taste if desired (I didn't think it needed any) and serve as a dip or salad dressing. Refrigerate any unused portion in a small airtight container (the less air inside, the better) up to 3 days.

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Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com

I think that beautiful green glow is part of what makes this completely irresistible on party platters. It’s one of those recipes you’ll make again and again!

Love ranch dressing? You'll flip for this avocado ranch dressing and dip. So creamy with amazing flavor! Perfect as avocado ranch dip or salad dressing! | natashaskitchen.com

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  • Mary
    November 13, 2018

    Ok silly ? This looks fantastic! I know I do NOT like quacolmolie does this taste anything close? I never really ate avocados before! But would love to serve this besides cut up veggies for change of pace! Thanks 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 14, 2018

      I wouldn’t say it’s like guacamole. It is light and you can definitely taste the avocado. I hope you love it! Reply

  • Penny
    October 17, 2018

    Low carbs? Doing keto diet, i think I can have this. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 17, 2018

      I’m so happy to hear that! enjoy! Reply

  • Linde
    October 7, 2018

    Whisk in a couple of mashed (not pureed) avocadoes and 2 cups of chicken broth and chill for several hours. Makes THE most fantastic chilled summer soup you’ve ever tasted!! My guests rave every time I make it! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 7, 2018

      That sounds lovely! Thanks for sharing Linde! Reply

  • Judy Nieman
    September 19, 2018

    Thanks for the avocado ranch recipe. Can’t wait to try it. Would love it if you came up with more dressings like vinegarettes or regular ranch, chipolte ranch for instance. I love making my own dressings. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2018

      Hi Judy! Thank you for the great idea!!! Several of our salad recipes have dressing recipes within them like this one here! I love this one also here. I hope this helps. Reply

  • Jenny McMahon
    July 12, 2018

    Hi Natasha, I made it today and my family loved it….Love all your Recipes, Utube etc etc …..Keep up the great work both of you… Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 12, 2018

      What an amazing review! Thanks for following and taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments! Reply

  • Rez
    May 22, 2018

    Hi! Thank you for this recipe. Can i leave out the cilantro? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 22, 2018

      Hi Rez, the cilantro does add really nice flavor but I would suggest substituting it with parsley. Reply

  • Lorraine Scott
    May 7, 2018

    Outstanding! Made this one today and just love it! Its a real keeper! Very tasty! A must try and you will be hooked! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      May 7, 2018

      I’m happy to hear how much you enjoy the recipe Lorraine! Thanks for sharing your excellent review! Reply

  • Nila
    May 3, 2018

    This recipe looks amazing. What could be replaced instead of mayonnaise? We are not fan of mayonnaise. Thx Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      May 4, 2018

      Hi Nila, just add more sour cream instead 😀. Thank you for trying our recipes. Reply

  • ulyana
    April 26, 2018

    Can you use smokey Tabasco sauce instead of regular?
    thanks! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      April 26, 2018

      Hi Ulyana, I haven’t tried the smokey version in this ranch so I’m not sure how it would affect the flavor. The vinegar in the original Tabasco is what I’m really after in this recipe and I’m not sure what the vinegar content is in the smokey one. I just haven’t tested it to say for sure. Reply

  • Imogen
    February 8, 2018

    Do you have any suggestions for whatvivcould replace the cilantro with? This looks so yummy but I’m one of those people that tastes soap when I eat cilantro! Maybe I could just leave it out? Thank you! 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 9, 2018

      Hi Imogen, The next best thing would probably be fresh dill. Reply

  • Rosa Macias
    January 17, 2018

    What are the nutritional values of this recipe please? Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      January 17, 2018

      Due to time constraints, I don’t typically include nutritional info, but check out this nutrition analyzer – you can plug in the ingredients from any recipe, select the serving size and it will give you nutritional info, calories, etc. I hope that is helpful to you Rosa! Reply

  • Tatiana
    November 4, 2017

    Hi Natasha! Can I substitute Tabasco sauce with ground cayenne pepper or chili powder for this recipe? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 4, 2017

      Hi Tatiana, I always make this with Tabasco not only for the spice but the vinegar in the Tabasco sauce balances this dressing really well and adds great flavor. You might try that substitution but add a tiny amount of vinegar if you substitute 🙂 Reply

  • Leah
    July 20, 2017

    OMG!! So good!!! Love love love this! Super easy. I used it for a dip, then on burgers and tacos. The best! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 20, 2017

      Awesome! I’m happy to hear how much you love the recipe! Thanks for sharing your excellent review Leah! 😀 Reply

  • Natalia Mendlik
    March 21, 2017

    I made it today and loved it!
    Thank you!
    Looking forward to trying new recipes from your collection!
    Natalia Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 22, 2017

      You’re welcome Natalia! Thanks for following and sharing your review! 😀 Reply

  • Kiddos_Mom
    March 14, 2017

    Just wondering – does anyone know how this compares to Chick Fil A’s Avocado Lime Ranch dressing? My 7yo voluntarily eats salad there bc he love the dressing so much, so I would love to find a copycat of it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 14, 2017

      I haven’t tried their dressing but my son loves all of their sauces and he is quite smitten with this avocado ranch. When I make it, he prefers it over any other dip 🙂 Reply

  • Greg
    March 4, 2017

    Absolutely delicious. I threw in the whole avocado because we love them so mine was about the consistency of pudding. I could have thinned it out with a little buttermilk if I wanted to but it clung to the lettuce wedge nicely just the way it was. I used an immersion blender to whip it right in a 2-cup glass measuring cup and chilled it for about an hour before serving. Another home run for Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      March 4, 2017

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it! And thank you for sending your picture! That was awesome 🙂 Reply

  • Greg
    March 2, 2017

    Oh yeah, I can picture this over a wedge salad instead of the usual bleu cheese dressing that not everyone cares for. Maybe with cotija cheese and a few jalapeno rings too. Thanks! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 2, 2017

      That does sound amazing! Let me know what you think of the dip if you decide to make it. 🙂 Reply

      • Greg
        March 3, 2017

        I have a London Broil planned for this chilly weekend and a wedge salad will be the perfect side for it. Can’t wait! Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          March 3, 2017

          Oooh that sounds so yummy!! Reply

  • Anne Egan
    February 28, 2017

    really delicious and very easy to do. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 28, 2017

      I’m happy to hear you agree! Thanks for sharing Anne 🙂 Reply

  • February 27, 2017

    Wow omg gotta try your version Natasha gurl yummmm really great video demo am wondering if it would also work with an immersion blender love avocados anyway ya slice em thanx for your update sweetheart cheers Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2017

      Hi Tzivia, yes I think that would work fine with an immersion blender. 🙂 Enjoy!! Reply

  • Elaine M
    February 26, 2017

    We had chicken tamales, green salad and tortilla chips for dinner. I used the dressing on the salad, and set out some homemade salsa, too. This avocado dressing is great mixed with a little of the salsa as a dip for the chips, and a side sauce for the tamales. ( Great by itself too). Thanks so much for sharing this recipe. It’s a keeper for us. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 26, 2017

      You’re welcome Elaine! Thank you for sharing your review 🙂 Reply

  • Sandy
    February 25, 2017

    How long does this last in the refrigerator before it should be tossed Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 27, 2017

      Hi Sandy, I have kept it covered and refrigerated for up to three days. Enjoy! Reply

  • Angelica
    February 25, 2017

    Made this today and it tasted AMAZING!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 25, 2017

      Oh Awesome!! I’m so happy you loved it! Thanks for the great review 🙂 Reply

  • Nicole H
    February 25, 2017

    I made this last night to go with our chicken taco salad, and it way 👌. Loved it! I will definitely be making this again. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 25, 2017

      You just made me so hungry!! That sounds amazing over chicken taco salad! What else went into your salad? Can you tell I want to make it too! 😉 Reply

      • Nicole H
        February 26, 2017

        We had a mix of greens, with all the normal fixings (cheese, tomatoes, beans, crushed chips, etc) buffet style, and this chicken – http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/costa-vida-grilled-chicken-tacos/.
        It’s super flavorful (and very versatile). Your creamy avocado ranch was the PERFECT dressing to top it all off with. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 27, 2017

          Mmmm thank you so much for sharing that with me! That sounds scrumptious!! Reply

  • February 25, 2017

    This looks delicious! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 25, 2017

      Awww thanks Sara! It sure is good 🙂 Reply

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