Avocado Lime Ranch Dip

It only takes a small handful of ingredients and a few minutes to whip up some creamy and delicious Avocado Lime Ranch Dip! Filled with cilantro, lime juice, and avocado, this ranch dip is perfect for dipping chips or topping Mexican dishes!

If you’ve tried our Cafe Rio copycat dressing, you know how delicious the flavors of cilantro, lime, and ranch are together. This dip is like a THICKER version of that dressing—and it tastes just as amazing on top of tacos, taquitos, and tortilla chips!

Avocado Lime Ranch Dressing in a white bowl

Avocado Ranch Dip

I love dips. Really, it’s almost impossible for me to have chips or any kind of appetizer for that matter without one. Are you with me? My kids may be slightly obsessed too (especially if it’s ranch or ketchup).

Over the past few years they’ve also become obsessed with the Cafe Rio Ranch Dressing recipe we make all the time now with Mexican food and quesadillas. It’s our favorite!!

When I saw this recipe for Avocado Lime Ranch Dip from Betty Crocker, I knew I had to try it. It’s thicker than the Cafe Rio dressing, but is delicious and makes a great dip for tortilla chips as well as a tasty topper for any and all Mexican food.

If you love avocados, cilantro and sour cream you’ll definitely want to save this recipe. The addition of avocado (and not putting in any milk) makes this ranch dip thicker and creamier than the Cafe Rio ranch dressing. It also has the most perfect hint of lime!

Avocados and cilantro

6 ingredients required:

This avocado lime ranch dip only needs 6 ingredients total!:

  • avocado
  • sour cream
  • mayo
  • garlic
  • cilantro
  • lime juice

All you have to do is scoop the avocado out of the the skin (I usually cut in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to remove the pit and then scoop out the inside of the avocado), and place in a food processor or blender.

Then, add the remaining five ingredients and blend until everything is combined. And that’s it! It literally takes just a few minutes. Just pop it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve it, and enjoy!

Lighten it up: I know sour cream and mayo can be kind heavy sometimes. So if you want to lighten things up, you can always use an equal amount of fat free sour cream, or greek yogurt. It will change the consistency and taste a little bit, but it will still be tasty!

Thin it out: If you prefer your dip to be a little thinner, you can add milk or olive oil to your dip, 1-2 Tbsp at a time, while it’s in the blender/food processor. Just keep adding until you reach your desired consistency.

Use this dip with:

Avocado Lime Ranch Dip with tortilla chips on the side

Storing Tips

Making ahead/storing: I’ve only ever made this dip a few hours before whatever party/gathering it’s being used for. As long as you keep it covered and in the fridge, it should do just fine! Don’t let it sit out at room temp for too long.

We make some sort of Mexican dish at least once a week so you know I’ll be making these stuff a ton!!

For more great dips, be sure to check out:

Avocado Lime Ranch Dip Recipe

4.91 from 11 votes
It only takes a small handful of ingredients and a few minutes to whip up some creamy and delicious Avocado Lime Ranch Dip! Filled with cilantro, lime juice, and avocado, this ranch dip is perfect for dipping chips or topping Mexican dishes!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 1000 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 1 avocado halved and pitted
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 bunch cilantro
  • 1 tbsp lime juice


  • Scoop avocado out and place in blender or food processor.
  • Add remaining ingredients and blend until all combined.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

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  1. OMG, this looks amazing! I am completely obsessed with ranch and have been known to order items in a restaurant solely based on whether or not I can get a side of ranch. I am going to have to make this soon. Like maybe right now.

  2. Avacado, lime, ranch… how could this not catch my eye! I have the ingredients and “it’s whats for dinner” side dish! 🙂 Thanks!

  3. This looks so good Kristyn! I’ve been obsessed with dips lately!! My blog is going to become just a giant index of dip 🙂 Pinning this one!

  4. This looks perfect for Super Bowl! How much cilantro does it call for? It says 1/4, but not a 1/4 of what. 🙂 I’m assuming a 1/4 cup, but I’d hate to guess wrong and mess it up!

  5. I’m growing cilantro in my garden this year and looking for as many ways to use it. Since I love dips and avocados, I think this one is perfect! I can’t wait to try it so I’m pinning this one! I just didn’t get how much cilantro I need, is it a 1/4 cup?

    1. So fun!! I wish I was growing cilantro. I buy it ALL The time. And I updated the recipe… it’s 1/4 bunch which ends up being about 1/2 – 3/4 cup. 😉

  6. How far can this be made in advance? I’m cooking for a LARGE group on a camping trip and need to prep as much as I can in advance. If it could be done up to two days in advance without turning brown, that would be wonderful!

    1. I’m pretty sure it will last a few days, but every time I make this recipe it’s gone within 24 hours so I’m not sure. Sorry! 🙁 If you’re looking for another great one, I know FOR SURE that the Cafe Rio Ranch Dressing lasts up to 1 week or 2 and is always a hit!

  7. I’ve seen this dip a couple of times and none of the recipes call for Ranch. Is this a massive oversight from all reposters or am I just slow?

    PS it looks great!

  8. I was wondering how long this dip could stay before I served it, could i make it 3 hrs in advance? Just worried about the avocados turning brown

    1. I haven’t tried making it in far advance. 3 hrs should be fine, but I wouldn’t do it any more than that. I hope you like it, as much as we do!

  9. 4 stars
    Fresh, and delicious, and simple! I love a recipe I can just dump all together and blend. I used greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Often for these types of dips I ill use more yogurt than mayo, but I admit the mayo does make it more creamy.
    I made this and have had leftovers for a few days now. It’s still good and didn’t change color. I’ve done this with “avocado mayO” which includes some oil. It also keeps for days.
    Thanks for an easy delicious way to round out a meal!

  10. 5 stars
    One of the best dressings ever!! We love it on so many things, especially tacos!! I try to keep ingredients on hand, so I can make this whenever we need it.

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