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Avocado Salad Dressing

AVOCADO SALAD DRESSING is a favorite in our house – packed with healthy avocado, the perfect mix of spices, and so easy to make. Perfect for drizzling over salads or as a dip for veggies!

bowl of salad topped with avocado dressing.

I do my best to eat salads pretty regularly. I feel better when I eat them. They’re easy to make. They’re healthy and low carb and just all the good things, you know? 

When I start getting bored of salad for lunch or as a side for dinner,  I start experimenting with salad dressings. 

Currently, I’m on a huge avocado dressing kick! It’s so perfect over any green salad and it’s loaded with all the healthy fats and nutrients you find in avocado. 

Plus, it’s about the only way to get avocado in my kids, which is something I try to do pretty often. 😉 

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Ingredients & Tools Needed:

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Avocado – Make sure your avocado is nice and ripe.

Ranch Seasoning – We use a homemade mix of spices including garlic powder, onion powder, chili powder, and dill.

Dairy – We’re using both buttermilk and sour cream to make this creamy and tangy.

Food Processor or Blender – We use our favorite food processor to blend this up. Here’s the one we use. It’s a total workhorse and we use it daily to shred cheese, chop veggies, and blend ingredients together. This personal blender should also work well.

Why We Love This Recipe:

What’s not to love about such an easy recipe? You just toss all the ingredients into a processor or blender and let it do the work. The fresh avocado and lime juice with the buttermilk and sour cream makes for a very flavorful dressing and you’ll know exactly what went into it.

How To:

  • Slice the avocado in half, lengthwise. Push the pit out by pressing your thumb into the skin behind the pit. It should pop right out. Scoop the flesh out with a spoon and place it in your food processor or blender.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the food processor. avocado salad dressing ingredients in food processor
  • Process until smooth and creamy. avocado salad dressing in food processor.
  • Taste and add additional salt or seasonings as desired.
Storing Your Avocado Dressing

We like to store our homemade salad dressings in mason jars. They’re budget friendly, easy to find, and simple to use.

Store in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.

Salad Options:

Any green salad that you would put ranch dressing on will be delicious with this avocado dressing!

My current favorite is chopped romaine, grilled chicken, halved grape tomatoes, slivers of red onion, and diced bell pepper. 

Feel free to add whatever salad toppings you love!

overhead view of salad in bowl.

We also use this dressing on our keto taco salad.

You may also use this avocado dressing recipe as a dip for fresh veggies. It’s great with sliced cucumbers, mini bell peppers, radishes, broccoli, and cauliflower!

FAQ’s:

Is Avocado Salad Dressing keto friendly?

This salad dressing can be pretty perfect for a keto diet since it’s loaded with healthy fats. Swap out the buttermilk for heavy cream if you’re following a strict ketogenic diet with a focus on ingredients.

How many carbs are in avocado ranch dressing?

This salad dressing has 4 total carbs and 2 grams of fiber per serving. A two tablespoon serving of this dressing has 2 net carbs. 

More healthy low carb recipes:

avocado salad dressing over greens.

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Avocado Salad Dressing

Packed with fresh flavor and perfect for a low carb or keto diet!

Yield 10 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Notes

If using fresh herbs, double the amount called for.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 248mgCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gSugar: 1gSugar Alcohols: 0gProtein: 1g

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6 thoughts on “Avocado Salad Dressing”

    1. Karly Campbell

      It’s already 2 net carbs per serving. I’m not sure I’ve seen salad dressing go lower than that.

  1. Leanne Long

    Ah – an avocado recipe that I think I would actually like!! I don’t like avocados as such because of the texture (too much like pudding or jello) but in this dressing, I think I could stand it!

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