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Shortcut Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing

This thick and creamy vegan avocado ranch dressing and dip is easy to make using our homemade vegan ranch or a store-bought version for a shortcut. Featuring the flavors of lime and cilantro, this dairy-free dressing is perfect for adding to salads, wraps, grain bowls, veggie burgers or tacos. It's also great for dipping all your favorite veggies. 
Course dressing
Cuisine American, Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword avocado, dairy-free, dressing, gluten free, ranch, vegan, vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 8


  • 1 batch vegan ranch dressing (for a shortcut version, use 1 cup store-bought vegan ranch)
  • 1 avocado (pitted and peeled)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves


  • First, make the vegan ranch dressing following these instructions (with the exception of refrigerating as this comes later). If you are using store-bought vegan ranch, you can skip this step.
  • Add dressing, avocado, freshly squeezed lime juice and cilantro leaves to the bowl of a food processor. Blend on high speed until all ingredients are incorporated well (you will probably have to scrape the sides during the process) and dressing has a creamy consistency.
  • Transfer to an airtight container and refrigerate for at least 1 hour to infuse the flavors.



Store the dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container or sealed mason jar. Stir well before each use. It will keep for about 3-5 days before the avocado starts to turn brown.