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A tasty and super easy dipping sauce, this Avocado Ranch is great for all your favorite dippers. With minimal ingredients and time, this is a great appetizer to throw together for any occasion.

Avocado Ranch in bowl on tray with chips with chip in dip.

If you’ve never been to Chili’s they have this great Avocado Ranch that we absolutely love, but we don’t always have the time to go and spend money on.

So obviously, me being me, I love to make my favorite copycat recipes at home and that is exactly what I did with this one, and let me tell you it’s amazing.

This avocado dressing really takes super simple ingredients and throws them together in a food processor and in minutes you have this creamy texture that you cannot get enough of.

That creamy consistency is utterly satisfying. It makes the perfect match for my taste buds. It’s become one of my all time favorite dressings.

With a fun southwest flavor, this is great for all of your favorite dippers, chips are our go-to for this Avocado Ranch but you can use absolutely whatever you’d like.  It is even great as a salad dressing!

This is also great to make ahead and throw in the refrigerator when you need it, so if you are having a party you can make it before and take it out when everyone starts to get hungry.

This Avocado Ranch has the best flavor. I love having a homemade version of this creamy dressing with healthy ingredients that I can see. Let’s get into it!

Some of my other favorite appetizers that we have on our site include: Queso Dip, Pub Style Beer Cheese Dip and Roasted Garlic Cream Cheese Dip.

Overhead photo of Avocado Ranch in bowl with chip in bowl.

WHY THIS RECIPE WORKS:

  1. With a delicious array of ingredients, this does not lack flavor!
  2. This can be made in mere minutes.
  3. Double this homemade dressing recipe to serve more people.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED (SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR THE FULL RECIPE CARD):

  • Buttermilk
  • Mayonnaise
  • Ripe Avocado
  • Cilantro
  • Scallions
  • Garlic
  • Lime juice
  • Dill
  • Kosher salt
  • Cumin
  • Pepper
Ingredients needed to make Avocado Ranch.

HOW TO MAKE CREAMY AVOCADO RANCH:

  1. In a food processor add the buttermilk, mayonnaise, avocado, cilantro, scallions, garlic, lime juice, dill, salt, cumin, and pepper.
  2. For best results, process until smooth. Transfer to a container with tight-fitting lid to store it in. Use it right away or place it in the fridge.
Step by step photos on how to make Avocado Ranch.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS RECIPE:

If you cannot find fresh dill or you simply do not want to use it your dried dill weed will work as well, add 1 teaspoon in its place.

Buttermilk is highly recommended for the creaminess and flavor of this recipe so I would suggest not swapping this ingredient out.

If you do not have buttermilk on hand, you can simply make it at home. For this recipe, you will want to take 1 cup of regular milk and add 1 Tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice.

Stir this together and let it sit for 5-10 minutes, stir again, and then use. This is a simple and easy way to make your own buttermilk at home.

Holy moly is this dressing versatile! This is great as a veggie dip or drizzled on your favorite salad (cobb salads for instance). It would also be amazing for a pasta salad or chicken salad, in place of a traditional sauce. I love it on taco salads as well. I’ve heard it goes great with grain bowls like quinoa. The sky is the limit!

To make this spicy, add some hot sauce, cayenne pepper, dried chipotle pepper, chopped fresh or pickled jalapeno, red chili flakes, or chipotle in adobo for a twist.

From the fresh veggies to the dairy, you can change out ingredients to find your own favorite way.

Any Substitutions?

Oh, there are always options! I’ve got you covered, guys.

  • Buttermilk: Substitute with oat milk or cashew milk mixed with a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar for a dairy-free option.
  • Mayonnaise: Use vegan mayo for a plant-based alternative or plain Greek yogurt for a tangier flavor.
  • Fresh Cilantro: Swap with green cabbage for a different crunch or use parsley if you’re not a cilantro fan.
  • Scallions: Replace with green onion or red onion for a slightly different taste.
  • Lime Juice: Use lime juice concentrate or white distilled vinegar if you don’t have fresh limes.
  • Fresh Dill: Substitute with dried dill (use half the amount) or use fresh basil for a unique flavor twist.
Overhead of hand dipping one chip into dip.

This can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator where it will last up to 5 days. We do not recommend freezing.

DANA’S TIPS AND TRICKS:

  • You can use this homemade Avocado Ranch dressing for other things, see my tips above.
  • Easily double this recipe to have more on hand.
  • We do not recommend freezing this.
  • Use any of your favorite dippers for this avocado ranch dressing recipe. It could even be a sandwich spread!
  • If you don’t have fresh limes you can use white distilled vinegar in its place.
  • You can make your own buttermilk for this recipe, see above on how to do that.
Hand holding up chip with some dip on it.

Want that favorite restaurant copycat dip that we all know and love but don’t want to spend the money? Are you a ranch dressing lover? Then you have to whip up a batch of my Avocado Ranch!

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5 from 3 votes

Avocado Ranch

Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 0 minutes
Total: 5 minutes
A tasty and super easy dipping sauce, this Avocado Ranch is great for all your favorite dippers. With minimal ingredients and time this is a great appetizer to throw together for any occasion.
Servings 2 cups

Ingredients
  

Instructions

  • n a food processor add the buttermilk, mayonnaise, avocado, cilantro, scallions, garlic, lime juice, dill, salt, cumin, and pepper.
  • Process until smooth. Transfer to a container to store it in. Use right away or place in the fridge.

Notes

  1. Dippers are not included in the nutritional value.
  2. You can use this Avocado Ranch for other things, see my tips above.
  3. Easily double this recipe to have more on hand.
  4. We do not recommend freezing this.
  5. Use any of your favorite dipper for this recipe.
  6. If you don’t have fresh limes you can use white distilled vinegar in its place.
  7. You can make your own buttermilk for this recipe, see above on how to do that.

Nutrition

Calories: 557kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 27g | Monounsaturated Fat: 19g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 951mg | Potassium: 607mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course Appetizer, Condiment
Cuisine American

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