May 20

Simple Avocado Ranch Dip

Avocado Dip Recipe

I could eat avocados every. single. day. My family? Maybe not so much, but they're surprisingly willing to try recipes containing this lovely green fruit (or is it a veggie?), especially when it's served in this avocado ranch dip.

Avocado Ranch Dip Recipe

Fresh, ripe avocados are combined with that all-american favorite, ranch dressing, and a few other ingredients in this avocado dip recipe. I used Marzetti Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing, a dressing that's free of preservatives, trans fat, high fructose corn syrup, MSG and artificial flavors. We try to avoid these additives whenever possible, so I love that Marzetti makes it so easy with this tasty line of dressings!

Avocado Ranch Dip

Served with tortilla chips, potato chips or crackers, this avocado ranch dip recipe is sure to disappear fast!

Avocado Ranch Dip

Yield: 2.5 cups

Avocado Ranch Dip


  • 1/2 cup Marzetti Simply Dressed Ranch Dressing
  • 2 medium avocados
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. Mash the avocado to desired consistency.
  2. Stir in Marzetti Simple Dressed Ranch Dressing, lime juice, parsley, dill, onion powder, garlic powder, and kosher salt.
  3. Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  4. Serve with tortilla chips, potato chips, or crackers.

If you have a little more time and want to amp things up a bit, try stirring in some chopped tomatoes and onions and some cooked, chopped bacon for a crowd-pleasing BLT avocado ranch dip!


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by Tara | 75 comments


Carla C Blevins May 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

Ranch is by far my favorite!

Rachel Byrne May 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I love the Ginger Sesame dressing!

elizabeth miller May 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I love the balsamic dressing but knowing I can put avacodo in the ranch –I may switch over–thanks for the idea

Carla C Blevins May 22, 2013 at 4:56 pm

I’m already a pinterest follower!

Wendy Miller May 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

The Marzetti Ranch is so creamy and fresh tasting! The only reason my kids eat some veggies. I’d love to try the avocado recipe! YUM!!!

Michele May 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm


Rachel Byrne May 22, 2013 at 4:57 pm

I follow you on Pinterest. Great recipes!

Rachel Byrne May 22, 2013 at 4:58 pm

I’m an email subscriber. Thank you for the opportunity to win!

Maralea May 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Pinterest follower

Lisa Smith May 22, 2013 at 5:00 pm

The Simply Dressed Blue Cheese is so flavorful, great for salads or dipping and in recipes!

Gina Schlomer May 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm


Lynne May 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Ranch is my fav – use it in a chicken cresent wrap that is great on the go

Gina Schlomer May 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

I follow on pinterest

Lynne May 22, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Following your pinterest site – thanks for the great ideas :-)

Sarah Leslee May 22, 2013 at 5:04 pm

Greek Feta, although I love Bleu, this one is a much harder to find flavor combo on the market.

Sarah Leslee May 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm

New Subscriber :)

Karen Ronchetto May 22, 2013 at 5:07 pm


Sarah Leslee May 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Pinterest Follower

JD Northwest May 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

We love the Simply Dressed® Greek Feta Salad Dressing. Great for salads and dipping.

Kristin May 22, 2013 at 5:13 pm

Ranch is my fav!!

Kristin May 22, 2013 at 5:15 pm

I’m following on Pinterest:)

Kristin May 22, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Subscribed to the emails!

Rina F May 22, 2013 at 5:48 pm

Ranch is my and my sons favorite.

Angie May 22, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I love everything avocados, can’t wait to try this!

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking May 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

What a delish looking dip, I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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