I absolutely love salads! It’s the versatility of the thing. From pasta salads, to taco salads, to tossed salads, the possibilities are endless!! All you gotta do is through together a bunch of veggies of your choice, add meat, don’t add meat, add a carb, don’t add a carb-it’s up to you. You can totally make it your own unique yummy creation. However, we all know that the star of the show is the dressing! Sweet, tangy, spicy whatever your tickles your fancy, just make sure it’s yummy and it’ll certainly be an easy breezy crowd pleaser.
I have to admit, this was inspired by the Chik-fila Avocado Lime Ranch dressing. So far this Spring/Summer I’ve been addicted to their Spicy Southwest Salad with that dressing. But, of course it contains egg and dairy, so it’s not allergy-friendly for us. So I got to thinkin’, like I often do, “how can I recreate this safely at home?” And the light bulb went off! It’s soooo easy! Seriously, this was a no-brainer…pondering time was like 30 seconds flat.
I made this Avocado Ranch dressing by simply taking Hampton Creek’s Just Ranch and throwing in some “special additions”. It was quick, easy, safe, and turned out Delicious! Try this. Trust me-you won’t be disappointed!
What’s your favorite summer salad? Leave a comment and let me know!
Dairy-free Avocado Ranch Dressing – serves a variable amount
- 1/2 bottle of Hampton Creek Just Ranch
- 1/2 ripe avocado
- 1 clove of garlic
- 1 lime
- 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1 tbsp. honey
- dash of salt
Add Just Ranch to blender. Slice avocado in half and remove pit. Scoop the flesh from one half of the avocado and add to blender. Add remaining ingredients and blend until smooth. If it’s too think just add some water a little at a time until you get the right consistency for you. We liked it thick and creamy. Enjoy!