1/2cupwater or dairy free milk (optional depending on how thick you want the dressing) - $0.00
Cut the avocado in half and remove the pits. Spoon the flesh into a blender or food processor.
Add the rest of the ingredients and blend on high until well combined.
Add additional (optional) water or dairy free milk to the dressing depending on how thick you want it. For salad dressing, I typically add the entire 1/2 cup of water/dairy free milk. If I'm going to use it as a dip I don't add any.
This dressing is best if you can let it sit in the fridge for 1-2 hours before using to allow all the flavors to come together. Other flavors you could add:
Smoky – to make this dressing smoky, you could add ½ tsp. chipotle powder or 1-2 chipotle in adobo to the blender.
Spicy – add ½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes or 1 jalapeno pepper (no seeds) to the blender.
Mexican twist – add ¼ cup cilantro leaves and stems to the blender.
Lime twist – make this Vegan Avocado Ranch Lime Dressing – add the juice of a lime to change the flavor profile.
Store in the fridge (well covered) for 2-3 days. You may notice some discoloration at the top of the dressing that was exposed to air. Simply spoon that off before use.