easy salad dressing

As you might have heard me mention in Monday’s Rach Talk, this Cilantro Ranch Dressing is pee-your-pants delicious!

Yes, I know, it’s not so classy to mention wetting your pants while describing food. But you know what guys, sometimes the description is right and you just have to embrace it. I made this for a dinner party where we were having Mexican Chicken and Rice and great mixed salad. Typically I’d just make buttermilk ranch and call it good but that didn’t really match my Mexican food theme. At the last second I experimented with this and the results were incredible. I’m dying to try it out on my favorite Taco Salad recipe. Seriously, if you like ranch dressing you have to try this!

ingredients for ranch dressing

Start by making the buttermilk ranch dressing according to the package directions. Stir together the mix, mayo and buttermilk until smooth. 

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In a blender or food processor, combine an avocado, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and ranch dressing. Pulse until well blended. 

cilantro ranch dressing

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You can use your cilantro ranch dressing right away or pour into small jars or one large jar for storage. 

avocado salad dressing

Store any leftovers in jars or airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

make dressing ahead of time

salad dressing recipes

This cilantro ranch dressing isn’t just great on salads, but it would be delicious as a dipping sauce for chicken or as a sauce for sandwiches or wraps! 

cilantro ranch

Cilantro Ranch Dressing
Yields 2
We've upped our ranch game by adding avocado, cilantro, and lime to a basic buttermilk ranch mix. Cilantro Ranch Dressing is perfect for all of your salad needs.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. 1 (0.4 ounce) packet buttermilk ranch dressing mix
  2. 1 cup mayonnaise
  3. 1 cup buttermilk
  4. 1 ripe avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
  5. Juice of 1 lime
  6. 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  7. 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the ranch mix, mayo, and buttermilk until smooth. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, lime juice, cilantro, cumin and ranch dressing. Blend until smooth.
  3. Use right away or transfer to a large jar or an airtight container and store in the fridge. Can be kept for up to 2 weeks.
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