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Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe

This Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe is a creamy and zesty topping for your favorite salad!

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe on dineanddish.net

Before I get to this salad dressing recipe, I’m just going to throw this out there knowing that all of you are probably nodding your head in agreement. What the heck is up with time, lately? I have so much I want to share with you and so much I want to do, but have had the most difficult time pausing life to sit down at the computer and get things written for you all. On my very short list…

  1. I want to tell you all about the BlogHer Food conference! I am so glad I went and I came home with so many good nuggets of information, plus the scoop on what it was like to meet some of my favorite food blogger friends in person. If you didn’t get the chance to attend, but want to learn everything the rest of us did, head over to their Live Blog recap. The live bloggers did an amazing job capturing all of the good stuff!
  2. Adopt-a-Blogger… I know… I’ve been getting your emails. You are chomping at the bit for Adopt-a-Blogger 4. I promise, it will happen very, very soon! I’m anxious to get you all paired up for another successful round of mentoring and fun!
  3. Culinary Snapshot. Oh poor, neglected, Culinary Snapshot. After the blog hack, I had to order a new version of Photoshop for my Mac (long story… they were related in a very abstract kind of way). Once that arrives, which I hope is very, very soon, I’ll get the PB&J Through My Lens post up as well as some of the newest submissions.
  4. Giveaways – People… I have giveaways for you coming out my ears! I’m so excited to share some of my new favorite things with you over the next couple of months. Just be patient as I find my groove and get back into the swing of posting regularly again.
  5. I’ve had the pleasure of working with SC Johnson again on their new website and blog. Make sure to head over there and visit for some great tips from myself and other moms all about Family Economics.

And, for your viewing pleasure, I just have to throw in this Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing recipe for you. My friend Jennifer shared it with me and I have to say… this is the BEST salad dressing ever!

Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe

A rich and creamy avocado ranch salad dressing makes the perfect addition to your favorite salad!


  • Avocado Ranch Salad Dressing
  • 1/4 cup ripe avocado (I used 1 whole avocado)
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 pinch dried dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Mash avocado in a bowl, then stir in mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, and vinegar. Add parsley, dill, onion powder, and garlic. Stir until well blended, chill until ready to serve.
  2. *Note I added a little extra vinegar and buttermilk to thin it out to a more pourable dressing.
  3. * I served it as a chopped salad. Romaine, Cilantro, cherry tomatoes, boiled eggs, Parmesan cheese and bacon.


Given to me by my friend Jennifer Mullinax

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  1. I love avacado – that looks like a winner! I’m on a salad kick for the next few so this will come in handy.

  2. I am loving that dressing! It was so nice to meet you and little Leah. I hope we can meet up again. I am already excited for Blogher 2010:)
    .-= Maria´s last blog ..Recipe for Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies =-.

  3. Avos are totally on sale. Must be a sign to try this.
    .-= The Duo Dishes´s last blog ..Blondies for Babies =-.

  4. I love ranch and I love avocados so this looks like just the dressing I’ll enjoy.

  5. The dressing looks wonderful, thanks for posting it. I’ll have to try it this weekend.

  6. I will be making this salad dressing this weekend! Sounds perfect next to a grilled steak.

  7. That looks so good!

  8. I can’t believe I missed you at BlogHer. It was so well organized wasn’t it? This salad looks especially refreshing right now!!

  9. Yum, avocado is so good! This recipe looks yummy!

  10. The dressing sounds great and the give away sounds awesome!!

  11. I love avocado, but unfortunately no one else in my family does! Wah!

  12. Yum. Love buttermilk ranch. Love dill. Add in some avocado and that sounds like a hit to me.
    .-= Michelle´s last blog ..Homemade applesauce =-.

  13. I dont care for ranch at all, however, I have never had it freshly prepared. I love avocados, and I am sure I would love this, will have to try!
    .-= Angelia McGowan´s last blog ..Country Fried Steak with Brown Gravy =-.

  14. I’m allergic to avocados, but eat them anyway, because they’re just too delicious. I can’t wait to make this dressing.
    .-= Vicki´s last blog ..Lamb Rogan Josh =-.

  15. I love the idea for an Avocado Salad Dressing, but due to some aversions with Mayo, I would have to substitute Yogurt for the mayo!
    .-= Crystal´s last blog ..Spaghetti and Meatballs =-.

  16. That dressing sounds so yummy!

  17. beef! i love it!

  18. love avacados eat them whenever i can. great to have a new way to eat them
    .-= dymphna´s last blog .. =-.

  19. I think I’ll drop the garlic if I want to make it, it’ll probably still taste great. Easiest Avocado recipe: Avocado and Honey!
    .-= Mangerati´s last blog ..Supreme Pork Chops =-.

  20. Just recently found your blog – LOVE it! Love beef too! The salad dressing looks fantastic & I will give it a try.


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