Liven Up Your Salad With This Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing


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Who’s a big salad fan? This girl! And who’s an even bigger taco salad fan? Yep, me. There’s just something about the crunch of some tortilla chips with crisp greens, lots of veggies, avocado, black olives and Greek yogurt (my fave swap for sour cream!) that makes my food-loving soul exclaim with delight.

Thankfully, I’m not the only person in my life who has come to love the taco salad. My husband is a HUGE fan, and we eat them weekly, if not twice a week (for reals). And, I pray to the baby gods that one day my little girl will love them as much as we do (you know, when she’s old enough to chew and all).

That said, I’ll admit that when it comes to dressing, my taco salads are a touch lacking. Usually I just throw on a ridiculous amount of salsa and call it a day. But then Hidden Valley came into my life and it gave me a fantastic idea for a recipe for dressing … one that combined the deliciousness of ranch, the tang of Greek yogurt and the creaminess of avocado all with a bit of spice and garlic. Say hello to Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing!

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Not to brag, but this stuff is pretty amazing. And certainly takes any taco salad — or any salad for that matter — to the next level. Full of flavor, it’s quick and easy to make (thank you for making the seasoning so easy, Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dips Mix!) and has just the right amount of kick to it. Try it yourself!

Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

ingredients

Ingredients
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1/2 avocado
1/2 package of Hidden Valley Greek  Yogurt Dips Mix
1 garlic clove
Dash of your favorite hot sauce

Directions
1. Add your favorite Greek yogurt to the blender.

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2. Next, scoop in your avocado.

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3. Add in the Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dips Mix!

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4. Throw in a clove of garlic.

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5. Then, if you like things a touch spicy like I do, add in a few (or a lot!) dashes of your favorite hot sauce. Don’t dig hot sauce but want a little tomato in your life? Add a tablespoon or two of your favorite salsa.

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6. Blend until well combined and smooth. What you end up with is this deliciousness.

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Enough to dress two extremely large salads!

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With even a little bit left over to use as dip. Because, guys, it’s also amazing as a dip for chips or veggies. The whole family agrees!

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If you’re a fan of taco salads or are looking to take your Greek yogurt obsession to the next level (Greek yogurt is the best, right?!), you guys gotta try Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dips Mix. It’s great for the entire family!

Are you a fan of taco salads, too? How about the combination of ranch, avocado and Greek yogurt? Seriously, my new favorite! Jenn

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