Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing is a creamy, zesty dressing bursting with flavor. Made with ripe avocados, fresh lime juice, and ranch seasoning, it adds a refreshing kick to salads, tacos, and more. Whip it up in minutes for a tangy, homemade dressing that elevates your dishes with a delightful twist.
If you like Chick-Fil-A Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing, then you’ll also love this healthy copycat version.
Avocados: Opt for Hass avocados, known for their creamy texture and rich taste. They’re easy to work with, with dark green bumpy skin, and widely available in North American supermarkets.
Aromatics: Chopped onion and fresh garlic provide a flavorful base for the dressing.
Creaminess: Achieve a creamy consistency by using yogurt, buttermilk, and Hellman’s light mayonnaise.
Acidity: Add a tangy kick with apple cider vinegar and freshly squeezed lime juice.
Olive oil: A small amount is used to enhance the dressing’s volume.Seasoning: Oregano, salt, and pepper for seasoning.
How to Make Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
- Start by washing the avocados thoroughly. Slice each avocado in half, remove the pit, and scoop out the pulp.
- In a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, onion, mayonnaise, crushed garlic, yogurt, and buttermilk. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency.
- Next, add the vinegar, olive oil, oregano, fresh lime juice, salt, and pepper to the blender or food processor.
What Makes This Avocado Ranch Dressing So Great
- It boasts a fresher and richer flavor compared to store-bought versions.
- It’s incredibly quick to prepare, taking just 10 minutes of your time.
- By using this Chick-Fil-A Dressing copycat recipe, you’ll avoid excessive sodium and saturated fats. A single-serving package of Chick-Fil-A Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing contains 310 calories, 32 grams of fat, and 520 mg of sodium. In contrast, our version uses lower-fat ingredients like buttermilk and yogurt.
- Avocados contribute heart-healthy monounsaturated fats and nearly 20 essential vitamins and minerals.
- The recipe is versatile, allowing you to tailor the ingredients to your preferences. Be creative and enjoy it on salads, tacos, grilled vegetables, or as a dip for tortillas and crackers.
- This dressing is cilantro-free, making it a relief for those who find cilantro tastes like soap due to a genetic quirk.
How to store avacoda?
Here are some handy storage tips:
- Refrigerate Leftover Avocado: To preserve a cut avocado, store it in the refrigerator. Leave the seed inside and cover the exposed flesh to prevent it from turning brown. You can use an avocado holder like the Evriholder Avo Saver, which secures the avocado and includes an indentation for the seed.
- Freezing Avocados: It’s possible to freeze fresh avocados. After washing and slicing in half, remove the seed, tightly wrap each half in plastic, and place them in a freezer bag. Use a straw or vacuum sealing machine to remove excess air. Frozen avocados can be stored for three to six months.
Can you replace the lime with lemon?
Here are some variations you can try with this avocado dressing recipe:
- Low-Calorie Version: If you’re looking to cut calories, increase the plain yogurt and use water instead of buttermilk. Add water gradually, one tablespoon at a time, until you reach your preferred consistency.
- Guacamole Dip: To turn this dressing into a guacamole dip, reduce the amount of buttermilk for a thicker texture. It makes an excellent dip for veggies, crackers, or tortilla chips.
- Chick-Fil-A Inspired: For a version closer to Chick-Fil-A’s Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing, incorporate cumin, thyme, and additional mayo into the mix.