The truth is, I love salad dressing. I can’t imagine life (or my salads) without it. But better still is when a good dressing can double up as a dip or even sauce for pasta!
A while back, I made a Clean Eating Avocado Pesto Alfredo Sauce, and it was hit in the McCauley household. So I started thinking about different things I could do with avocados simply because they provide such a smooth, silky texture. Since giving up dairy, Ranch Dressing is the dressing I miss most. So I got creative with my avocados and came up with this dairy free ranch dressing!
I love it because it’s not only good on salads but for dip as well. Homemade chips, veggie platters, even some pasta would go well with this! And no, it doesn’t turn brown in the fridge. With a 1/4 cup lime juice in there, it holds up quite nicely, though it’s probably best to use it up within a week or so. If you have to, cut the recipe in half, but do give it a try. I would almost say it’s better than regular ranch! But that could be my dairy free palate talking…
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Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
Yield will vary depending on how much water you use. Note that serving size listed below is for 2 tablespoons and is based on a 2 cup yield for this recipe.
- 2 medium avocados
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. dried dill
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp. dried chives
- Water as needed (I ended up using about 3/4 cup)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
Place avocados, lime juice and spices in a blender and blend until smooth, adding water as needed until you reach your desired consistency.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally published 7/18/15.