This avocado ranch dressing is low carb and tastes great on everything from salads to tacos! It is even delicious as an avocado ranch dip!
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It is finally summertime here on the Gulf Coast and I could not be more excited. In fact, I think I may be even more excited than the girls are!
Summer is my favorite time of year - no alarm clocks, days by the pool, trips to the beach... absolute perfection. Summer also means that the girls are home - all day, every day. Which means I am back in charge of making sure that lunch is served daily.
Thankfully we all love the convenience of throwing together a salad for these hot summer days. This avocado ranch dressing makes it quick and delicious.
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Healthy Ranch Dressing
I have begun experimenting with different salads and homemade dressings and discovered a new favorite. Taco Salad with Avocado Ranch Dressing.
Now I have had Avocado Ranch before in restaurants so I knew it was going to be tasty... but this is beyond anything I have had before. It is the perfect blend of avocado and dill and tastes great on pretty much any salad you wish.
I have even found myself adding it to other quick favorites like tacos, quesadillas, and even nachos! For a real treat, try it with my friend Mickey's Pork Carnitas!
This recipe makes enough dressing for one or two servings - but I have doubled or tripled the recipe to help me with my weekly meal prep.
I love that I can cook up a bunch of taco meat and make the avocado ranch dressing so Mike and the girls can assemble their salads in minutes with no hassle!
I get to feel good about them eating a healthy lunch and they get the convenience of a fast meal - which keeps us from going out to eat and saves us money! Talk about a win-win!
To make this recipe Whole30 Compliant you can even use coconut milk to replace the milk and sour cream. It comes out a bit thinner, but still just as delicious. Make a bunch - because you are going to want to put it on everything! 😉
I plugged this recipe into my favorite Keto Calculator App - Carb Manager - and it came up with the following macros:
Each serving of Avocado Ranch Dressing has 3 net carbs, 5 total carbs, 2 g fiber, 11 g fat, 2 g protein, and 124 calories.
Note: With any Keto Recipe you want to make sure you scan and calculate your specific ingredients as exact macros many vary depending on brands!
- 1 large avocado
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 2 tbsp mayo
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1 tsp white vinegar
- 1 tsp dill
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp dried or fresh chives
- 1 pinch salt
- 3/4 cup milk
- Remove pit and peel from avocado and cut into chunks.
- In a food processor or blender add avocado and dry ingredients.
- Add in lemon juice and begin mixing on low.
- Drizzle in milk until you reach your desired consistency.
- Cover and let chill for at least 10 minutes.
- Pour over your favorite salads, chips, and other favorite Mexican themed dishes!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 121Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 10mgSodium 73mgCarbohydrates 5gFiber 2gSugar 1gProtein 2g