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Creamy Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing

This delectable salad dressing is a magical marriage of the best of guacamole, green goddess and ranch dressings. It's a luscious topping for a simple summer salad, over grains or grilled meats and vegetables. It's also excellent drizzled over tacos or as a dip for crackers and tortilla chips.
Course salad dressing
Cuisine Guatemalan, Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 32 Tablespoons
Calories 15kcal
Author Michele Peterson
Cost $5

Equipment

  • blender or food processor
  • Knife

Ingredients

  • 3 ripe avocados hass
  • 1/3 cup onion white and chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup Hellman's light mayonnaise or homemade
  • 1 clove garlic (small) crushed
  • 1 Tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoon lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the avocados, cut each in half, remove the pit. Scoop out the pulp.
  • In a food processor or blender, puree the avocado, onion, mayonnaise, garlic (crushed), yogurt and buttermilk until smooth.
  • Add the vinegar, olive oil, oregano, fresh lime juice and salt and pepper and blend until incorporated.
  • Serve immediately or chill and store covered in refrigerator.

Notes

  • Store avocado salad dressing in a plastic or glass container to preserve its bright green colour. 
  • Anther tip for preventing avocado dressing from discolouring is to store it in the refrigerator in a container without much air space. I've found that a 12 ounce (355 ml) plastic or glass container works perfectly for leftover dressing. Cover with plastic wrap. 
  • If stored properly, this dressing will look and taste delicious for up to five days.  
Nutritional information is created by online calculators so the figures are only estimates.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tbsp | Calories: 15kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg