This Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing is the perfect, dairy free salad dressing recipe – a delicious alternative to ranch dressing!
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 recipe for 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 some avocados and came up with this dairy free avocado lime dressing!
Uses for Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
I love this dressing recipe because it’s not just good on salads but it also makes a great dip as well. Homemade French fries, sweet potato fries, veggie platters, or 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 the avocado lime dressing 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…
OTHER CLEAN EATING SALAD DRESSING RECIPES:
AVOCADO LIME DRESSING RECIPE:
This Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing is the perfect, dairy free salad dressing recipe - a delicious alternative to ranch dressing!
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.
Please note that the nutrition data below is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.
This recipe from the Gracious Pantry archives, originally published 7/18/15.