Avocado Ranch Dip

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins

Grown-ups and kids alike will love this spin on the traditional ranch dip. Thin it with a little water and it also dresses a salad.


  • 1 small clove garlic, peeled and smashed

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 avocado (8 ounces), chopped

  • 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar

  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup mixed fresh herbs (such as chives, tarragon, basil, cilantro, and parsley), plus more for serving

  • Crudites, for serving


  1. Using a flat side of a knife, mash garlic with 1/2 teaspoon salt until a paste forms. Transfer to a food processor with avocado, vinegar, buttermilk, mustard, oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; puree until smooth. Add herbs; pulse just to combine.

  2. Transfer to a bowl, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours. Sprinkle with more herbs and serve, with crudites.

    linda xiao
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