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!
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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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.
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.
- 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.
- Process until smooth and creamy.
- Taste and add additional salt or seasonings as desired.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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- 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
- Add all of the ingredients to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
- Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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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