Homemade Avocado Ranch Dressing
Oil Free Salad Dressing
by Andrea Alden
Look at all that freshness
- 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)
Preheat your grill or side burner to high, about 500°F, for searing.
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.
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.
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?