Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Skinny Avocado Ranch Dressing

I came up with this recipe a few weeks back when I was craving some of the Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing that you get in the little packet, and make yourself. While I was reading the back, I realized something. Why not add a healthy fat like avocado instead of sour cream or mayo? So I threw an avocado in with a packet of the ranch and a little milk. I realized that it was pretty powerful...VERY POWERFUL. So I threw in another avocado....and VOILA. It was perfect. I've tried this recipe out on my family with a Southwest type salad and they love it. It's now a family favorite!

Avocado Ranch Dressing
1 pkg Dry Ranch Dip (like Hidden Valley)
2 Med. Avocados
1/2 c.(+) Milk  (use skim to make it skinny!)

Chop up avocados, (if they aren't very soft) and throw into your blender. Add Ranch dip packet and 1/2 c. milk. Add more milk to thin if necessary.

I recommend to serve it over a southwest salad:
Greens, black beans, corn, blackened chicken, cilantro, tomatoes, tortilla strips, cheese.

Variations: You could throw in some cilantro, tomatillos, and/or jalapeno for a mexican style dressing.


  1. There is nothing I love more than avocado. A restaurant by me used to have an avocado ranch dressing that I absolutely loved, but quit serving it. I can't wait to try this! And I'm pinning it too! :-)

  2. I can't wait to try this with some southwester eggrolls!! Thanks so much for posting. Found you on trendy treehouse.


  3. this sounds heavenly! I'm going to keep this in mind for the next time I see avocados on sale,Thanks!!!

  4. Looks great...can't wait to try this :) Thanks! laurel

  5. This seems amazing!! Can not wait to try it out.

  6. What an easy recipe...and anything with avocados must be good :) Thanks for sharing!

  7. Oh my gosh the timing on this is impeccable. Hubby and I just made a healthy bacon avacado salad for dinner this week. But, It really needed ranch dressing. It made me sad to add all those calories to something that otherwise was very balanced. This is just the thing!! If you have a minute, I'd love for you to link up to Sweet Sharing Monday - http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-22/



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