Nutrition, Recipes

Try This DIY Salad Dressing

salad with homemade salad dressingWhen avocados start to ripen, you have more than one move (sorry, guacamole). Make your very own avocado ranch yogurt dressing, developed by author and TOPS friend Jeanette Hurt. It’s made from ingredients you may already have on hand, it’s gluten-free, and it’s perfect for salads, fish or drizzled over a veggie burger. Plus, while some bottled dressings can have tough-to-pronounce ingredients, this homemade salad dressing recipe keeps things simple.


  • 2 T. Greek yogurt, fat-free
  • 1 T. avocado, ripe
  • 1 T. apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ t. honey
  • ¼ t. onion powder
  • ¼ t. garlic powder
  • ¼ t. dried dill
  • 1/8 t. salt
  • 1/8 t. black pepper
  • 1 to 2 T. water


  1. Place all ingredients, except for water, into a food processor.
  2. Process until creamy and smooth, then thin out with one to two tablespoons water. Makes just under one-half cup of dressing.

Nutrition Information

Servings: 4 (2 T. each)

Per serving: 23 calories (9 from fat), 1 g total fat (0 g saturated fat), 2 mg cholesterol, 37 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrates, 0 g fiber, 1.5 g sugar, 1 g protein.

Exchanges: 1 free.

If you do try this recipe, or if you modify the ingredients to add your own style, be sure to share in the comments section. And if you’re a TOPS member, be on the lookout for this and other swoon-worthy salad dressing recipes in an upcoming issue of TOPS News magazine.

Here’s to eating, and enjoying, delicious food made with love.

2 thoughts on “Try This DIY Salad Dressing

  1. This salad dressing looks good, and I have all the ingredients, which is bonus!!!
    Have a good day!!

  2. I have an avocado tree so thank you!
    I wouldn’t need a food processor if avocado is ripe and could be mashed until smooth. For 7-8 tablespoons I’m not going to clean up a food processor.

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