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Prep Time:
5 Minutes
Serves:
makes approx. 2 cups
Grill time:
10 Minutes

Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing

Oil Free Salad Dressing

Posted on by Andrea Alden
Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing
Serves makes approx. 2 cups
Prep Time:
Grill time: 10 Minutes
Looking for a delicious and healthy dressing to slather on your salad? This Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing is perfect. Oil free, gluten free, and flavorful as all get out, you will love this dressing! Use it as a dip for fresh veggies, or for some deliciously flavorful Ranch Chicken Skewers too! Toss it into tacos, top that tostada, and add more taste to that tortellini
Look at all that freshness
Look at all that freshness
Feta and tomatoes add so much flavor
Feta and tomatoes add so much flavor
Don't you just love this?
Don't you just love this?

Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing

Serves: makes approx. 2 cups       Total Time: 15 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 2 to 3 tbsp. fresh dill, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh chives, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh parsley, chopped
  • 4 cloves roasted garlic
  • ¼ cup white wine vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • red pepper flakes (optional)

Directions

Step 1
Preheat your grill or side burner to high, about 500°F, for searing.
Step 2
Slice your avocado in half and remove the pit. Place the two halves of the avocado, face down, over direct heat, until delicious sear marks form. Remove from heat and allow to cool while you assemble the rest of the ingredients.
Step 3
Add all ingredients, except for the salt and pepper, to a blender or food processor, including the avocado. Blend on high until the mixture is smooth. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste. You can also add red pepper flakes to taste, for extra oomph.
Step 4
Serve over your favorite salad or use as a dip for chips and fresh vegetables. Keep in a squeeze bottle for easy addition to your favorite salad, or topping for your favorite foods.

 I’ve had several salads slathered in this Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing, as well as used it as a veggie dip too! This recipe is versatile and delicious. Keep an eye on the bottle you keep this in, people will want to take it home with them. Bet this would taste amazing as a dressing for potato salad too! What do you think?

Happy Grilling!



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