Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling


2 cups

Updated: Aug. 23, 2023
This dressing is a Chick-fil-A copycat recipe. It has no sugar added, is half the calories of the original, and is made with buttermilk, avocado, fresh cilantro, spices and lime for a tangy, zesty twist on a classic salad dressing. Dairy-based salad dressings will last in the refrigerator for up to a week. Using freshly opened sour cream and buttermilk will help it last as long as possible. —Kelsey Reddick Smith, Knoxville, Tennessee
Avocado-Lime Ranch Dressing Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 medium ripe avocado, peeled and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place all ingredients in a blender; cover and process until combined. Transfer to a jar. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

2 tablespoons: 56 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat.