Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing is a fresh and delicious way to dress your salads. It’s the perfect accompaniment for taco night, as a dipping sauce for chicken, or just any time you want a salad!Jump to Recipe
There are so many well-loved flavors combined in this dressing that you know it will be a winner!
It’s the perfect accompaniment to salads of all kinds, although it works especially well on a taco salad. It is also thick enough to work when drizzled on top of tacos or burgers, or as a chicken dipping sauce. (We even enjoy it drizzled on top of Taco Macaroni Skillet for a fun change of pace.)
However you choose to use it, I promise you won’t be disappointed!
How to Make Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
This recipe is exceptionally easy and you can have it ready to serve in under 5 minutes.
It begins by mashing the inside of 1 avocado and then combining that with some sour cream, picante sauce, fresh Cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and some cumin and salt. That’s it! Like I said – super easy.
If you like a tangier, thicker dressing, you can use plain Greek yogurt in place of the sour cream.
If you like your dressing a little thinner, you can stir in 2 teaspoons of water.
You can also play around with the other ingredients. I’ve replaced the picante sauce with Salsa Verde or street taco sauce with great results as well. Have fun with it!
If you’d prefer an option for vegan Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing, you can replace the sour cream with 1/2 cup of cashews that have been soaked in water for at least 30 minutes + 1/2 teaspoon salt. Blend in a blender or food processor until smooth. Then, add to your mixing bowl in place of the sour cream.
Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing
- 1 Ripe avocado
- 1/2 cup Sour cream
- 1/4 cup Picante sauce
- 2 tablespoons Cilantro (finely chopped)
- 1 tablespoon Lime juice
- 2 Cloves garlic (very finely minced)
- 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scrape all of the avocado out of the shell. Place in a small bowl and mash until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients to the bowl and stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap directly on top of the dressing to avoid air reaching the avocado and turning the dressing brown. Refrigerate until ready to use. Will keep in the refrigerator about 3 days.