Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing


I made this dressing to go with this Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad but 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.

Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing | Cooking Classy

For the Mexican Grilled Salmon Salad see link here.

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Avocado Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

5 from 1 vote


  • 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)


  1. Add all dressing ingredients except for milk to a food processor. Pulse until well blended then add in milk 1 Tbsp at a time to reach desired thickness. Store in refrigerator in an airtight container.
  2. Recipe source: Cooking Classy


  • Nicole: this is random, but do have a brush you use to clean this bottle? I can only seem to find brushes that are too wide to fit in, or too narrow to actually clean the inside. Thanks! June 9, 2015 at 6:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I don’t have one I actually just got this bottle and cleaning it was a pain! I tried a wet paper towel and butter knife and that worked okay but a thin brush would be so much butter. June 9, 2015 at 5:20pm Reply

      • Carolyn: Baby bottle brush April 8, 2017 at 3:28pm Reply

      • karin: Hi, if you fill glass container with hot soapy water and let it sit, when the water cools down to room temp, shake it like it was salad dressing, it should clean up easily July 10, 2017 at 11:49am Reply

    • mhelenamn: Bottles are well cleaned if you use very small stones (or thick sand). Like the one you use in aquariums. Add a little water and shake well. And you can rinse and reuse the pebbles/sand forever :) June 12, 2016 at 1:19pm Reply

  • E: And what is the expected shelf life, in the fridge? Does the lime help it last? June 10, 2015 at 8:46am Reply

  • Chuck Premoe: It’s called a bottle brush. You should be able to find them in most stores in the isle that sells kitchen supplies. Hope this helps. June 14, 2015 at 5:16pm Reply

  • Fiona: How long would this keep for in the fridge? June 15, 2015 at 1:02pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: The dressing will keep for a couple days in the fridge but the top layer may start to brown a bit. June 15, 2015 at 1:23pm Reply

  • Mae: Is it okay to use white pepper as a substitute of black pepper? June 26, 2015 at 1:22am Reply

    • Jaclyn: That’s just fine. I hope you love it! June 26, 2015 at 2:52pm Reply

  • Victoria Haneveer: I’m going to make this tonight to go with mixed baby salad leaves. My husband is a newly diagnosed diabetic and I try to keep our meals interesting. Avocados are so healthy (and yummy) so I’m looking forward to trying this recipe :) August 11, 2015 at 1:21am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you and your husband love it! August 11, 2015 at 11:00am Reply

  • Mollie: This is some awesome dressing! For my taste I thought it needed a little heat, therefore I added half a jalapeño. I’m serving this on your Mexican grilled salmon salad for dinner tonight. Thanks! September 7, 2015 at 11:06am Reply

  • Kate: Hi I loooove the sound of this dressing but I’m unsure what it should go with, any suggestions? October 13, 2015 at 5:39am Reply

  • Rebecca: What’s the calorific content of this dressing? October 13, 2015 at 10:38am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Sorry I don’t have nutritional info for my recipes. October 19, 2015 at 11:06pm Reply

  • Caroline Gull: Awesome dressing! You can use rice to wash a bottle.Use a bit of Dawn dish liquid,than rinse thoroughly. March 28, 2016 at 8:12am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks for the tip Caroline! April 4, 2016 at 11:48am Reply

    • roze albina: Do you mean pour rice into the bottle itself and shake it? May 3, 2017 at 8:04am Reply

  • Danielle: I thought the dressing was a little tart so I added a Tbsp of agave nectar , other than that very tasty. April 1, 2016 at 11:52am Reply

  • Quinn: I mistakenly thought that plain greek yogurt would come in 1 cup containers, boy was I wrong. And I didn’t want to go back to the store. So I just used low fat cottage cheese to make it to the 1 cup needed in greek yogurt. I also used extra of each spice. Turned out great! The way I made it, it works out to about 35 cal per serving. I was able to get 10 servings out of the recipe. Next time I think I’ll add some chipotle to it for a little kick. April 25, 2016 at 9:49am Reply

  • Lynn Simpson: Can I freeze this dressing? I love it, but found that it made so much and don’t want to waste it. May 10, 2016 at 8:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I wouldn’t recommend it, avocados and greek yogurt don’t freeze and thaw very well. Next time around I’d just half the recipe. I’m glad you like it though :). May 11, 2016 at 11:50am Reply

  • Chuck: Bottle cleanings brushes for small openings: Harbor Freight Stores carry an unusual skinny brush selection for a minimal price. March 17, 2017 at 9:49am Reply

  • Inge Ahrend: Schade, leider kann ich kein ENGLISCH April 3, 2017 at 3:09am Reply

  • roze albina: How long does this dressing last in the refrigerator before it goes bad? May 3, 2017 at 8:03am Reply

  • Kerrie Crewe: I doubled the avocado, used about 2/3 cup Greek yoghurt and enough milk to make it the runnier consistence I needed and I LOVED it! I made a chopped salad from whatever we had in the crisper, which included red and green cabbages, wombok, carrots, onion and mushroom and then just added the dressing. I kept coming back for more! Yum😊😊 July 16, 2017 at 12:41pm Reply

  • Angela: I love this dressing. And my husband, who does not like avacados, loves it too. It makes a great topping for the grilled salmon in the salad recipe. November 20, 2017 at 7:40pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Glad you both liked it Angela! Thanks for your review! November 20, 2017 at 11:31pm Reply

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