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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Swimsuit season is upon us. That means time to get extra busy watching calories. Yet, I refuse to give up my creamy ranch dressing. So I was super excited to get the idea to make Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing from See Aimee Cook. After a few adjustments, I have here what I think is the perfect healthy creamy dressing. 

 Whenever you are going to have a creamy dressing, fat comes along. The key here is to use healthy fat. I love a wholesome healthy God given fat. Avocado's are a gift. Don't be afraid of healthy fat! I add vinegar to replace the mayonnaise and now you have a very healthy thick creamy ranch dressing. 

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing
adapted from See Aimee Cook

1 avocado, roughly chopped
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
2 TBSP vinegar
2 tsp. olive oil
4 tsp. lemon juice
1/2 cup fresh chives, coarsely chopped
1/4 cup fresh parsley
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup buttermilk

Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend until thick and creamy. 

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  1. curryandcomfortMay 8, 2013 at 1:23 PM

    What a delicious ranch dressing... I love that addition of avocado.

  2. Becca @ Amuse Your BoucheMay 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Yummmmm! I recently made an avocado sauce for some enchiladas so now I'm HOOKED on creamy avocado sauces, must try this one, it looks amazing!

  3. mmmmm they have an avocado ranch dressing at Chili's I used to love but can't have because of he lactose. I wanna try this out


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