Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing

avocado lime ranch dressing FI

This homemade ranch dressing is extra-special thanks to the addition of avocado and lime. This zesty dressing comes together in only about 10 minutes!


  • 3/4 cup (153 g) mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup (120 g) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup (118 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 cup (10 g) fresh herbs, roughly chopped (suggestions: chives, cilantro, dill, and/or parsley)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste


  1. Add all of the ingredients, minus the herbs and half of the lime juice, into the container of a food processor or blender. Alternatively, if you would like to use an immersion blender, place the ingredients into a large, tall-sided container.
  2. Blend the ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Add in the roughly chopped herbs and blend again briefly, just until the herbs are broken into small, even pieces.
  4. Taste the dressing and stir in additional lime juice, kosher salt, and/or pepper if desired.
  5. Store the dressing, tightly covered in the fridge, up to 1 week.


This recipe makes about 2 1/4 cups of dressing.

This recipe uses kosher salt, which is coarse-grained. If using fine-grained salt, start with only 1 teaspoon and add more if needed.

The texture of the dressing is on the thicker side, which works well as a dip for veggies, chicken fingers, etc. You can also put the dressing in a squeeze bottle to more easily apply to salads or roasted veggies.

If you prefer a thinner texture, you can mix in a few extra tablespoons of  buttermilk or water to the dressing.

The dressing tastes wonderful freshly made, but it tastes even better after it has been in the fridge for a few hours or overnight.

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