Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

June 8, 2015

This Avocado Ranch Dressing is a healthier take on the classic salad dressing. It’s ultra creamy thanks to the addition of Greek yogurt, and the fresh dill and chives add so much flavor! Perfect as a dip, atop salads, and more! 

avocado ranch dressing in glass bottle next to fresh limes, cilantro and avocado

Easy Avocado Ranch Dressing

I made this avocado ranch dressing to go with a Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad, but why not use it for all your favorite salads? It’s deliciously creamy, healthy and totally delicious!

For a cilantro-lime version, swap out all of the herbs listed for 1/3 cup cilantro (no need to chop first. I just chopped those listed in this recipe for easier measuring) and 2 green onions, chopped into thirds.

This avocado lime ranch dressing is the perfect combination of fresh and creamy, and the lime adds a subtle tanginess to it that’s impossible to beat. Easy homemade salad dressing at its finest!

Avocado Ranch Dressing Ingredients

For this healthy Greek yogurt dressing, you’ll need:

  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Avocado
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Garlic
  • Fresh parsley, dill and chives
  • Onion powder
  • Salt and pepper
  • Milk

ingredients for avocado ranch dressing in bowl of food processor

How to Make Ranch Dressing

  • Add all ingredients (except the milk) into a food processor.
  • Pulse until creamy and combined.
  • Add milk to thin homemade ranch dressing, as needed.

Can I Use Dried Herbs for This Ranch Dressing?

I wouldn’t recommend it, as dried herbs won’t blend up as easily as fresh herbs. The fresh herbs also add tons of flavor to this avocado ranch dressing, and I don’t think you’d get the same results using dried herbs.

Can I Use Regular Yogurt Instead of Greek?

Most likely, yes. I love making this a Greek yogurt dressing since it turns out thicker. But in a pinch, I bet plain regular yogurt would create a similar dressing (it may be a little thinner, though).

How Long Will This Dressing Last?

This avocado ranch dressing likely won’t last more than a couple days in the fridge. Keep it in an airtight container so it stays fresher for longer! avocado ranch dressing in food processor

Tips for the Best Ranch Dressing

  • Use fresh herbs to brighten the flavor of this avocado ranch dressing. You can play around with the kind of herbs you use too!
  • Use plain, non-fat yogurt — it makes the dressing tangier.
  • Add milk a tablespoon at a time so that you don’t make the homemade ranch dressing too thin.

More Homemade Salad Dressings You’ll Love:

Avocado Ranch Dressing

5 from 1 vote

A deliciously flavorful and creamy avocado ranch dressing. Made with Greek yogurt and avocado instead of fat and calorie-heavy mayonnaise.

Servings: 5
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain fat free or low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 medium avocado , peeled and cored
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley (or 2 tsp dried)
  • 1 - 2 tsp chopped fresh dill , to taste (or 1/2 tsp dried)
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh chives (or 3/4 tsp dried)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • Up to 6 Tbsp milk , as needed (for a slightly richer dressing sub 2 Tbsp olive oil for some of the milk)

Instructions

  1. Add all dressing ingredients except for milk to a food processor. Pulse until well blended. 

  2. Add in milk 1 Tbsp at a time to reach desired thickness. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.

Recipe Notes

  • Add milk a tablespoon at a time so that you don't make these homemade ranch dressing to thin.
  • Recipe source: Cooking Classy
Course: Dressing
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Avocado Ranch, Ranch Dressing
Author: Jaclyn