Paleo BLT Salad with Tangy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Here’s a quick and easy recipe for a classic salad featuring a new paleo and gluten-free Tangy Avocado Ranch Dressing I think you’re really going to like! 

whole30 compliant recipe markI bet most of you already have all the ingredients you need to whip up this savory and succulent BLT salad – including everything for the yummy ranch dressing.

As you can probably tell from the dressing’s ingredients, this one has just a little bit of tanginess to it. A pretty good match for this particular salad I think.

simple paleo and gluten free recipe for a tangy avocado dressing
This creamy avocado ranch dressing is so easy to make – just throw everything in your blender or NutriBullet. Add water as needed to get the perfect consistency for you.

However, if you’re feeling more adventurous and want to really amp up the spiciness, you might want to try my Paleo Avocado-Cilantro-Lime Sauce instead. That’s the dressing I normally pair with my beefy paleo taco salads, but if you like your greens with a little more kick, that may be the one for you.

That’s it peeps…just a nutritious paleo salad idea for you with a new recipe for a creamy, dairy-free paleo ranch dressing. 

Oh and feel free to toss in some shredded or leftover chicken if you want to pack this delicious salad with a little more protein.

Gotta love a meal you can throw together in minutes, right?


easy recipe for a paleo and gluten-free tangy avocado dressing

Paleo BLT Salad with Tangy Avocado Ranch Dressing Recipe

by Trina
Simple paleo and gluten-free recipe for a spicier avocado ranch dressing — plus how to put together a healthy BLT salad!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2 medium salads


Tangy Avocado Ranch Dressing

  • 1 avocado pitted
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk full fat
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 1/2 tsp chives dried or chopped fresh
  • 3/4 tsp dill dried
  • 1 tsp parsley dried
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water – to thin out dressing as desired
  • Yield: Makes about 1 cup of dressing

Salad Ingredients

  • 6 cups of Romaine chopped
  • 8 slices of cooked bacon chopped
  • 3 hard-boiled eggs sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes sliced


Dressing Instructions

  • Put all dressing ingredients (except the water) into a blender, and mix until creamy
  • If too thick, pour in a little water and mix again to thin

Salad Instructions

  • Toss ingredients
  • Plate with the dressing on the side, or pour over
Keyword avocado salad dressing, avocado ranch dressing, tangy, salad, BLT salad

Join the Conversation

  1. Hi Trina, I was wondering if this would work without the avocado? i’m looking for a good ranch dressing recipe.

    1. Hmm, not sure Christy. I have been working on one, but still in the process. I’v tried a few I found online that were ok. And I know Tessamae’s has one out now that might be worth a try. Stay tuned! ;)

  2. Do you think this would work with whole milk instead of coconut milk?

    1. Sandra, I’m not sure. I have never made it with whole milk. If you try it let me know how it goes.

  3. I have tried many of your recipes and wow, BRAVO! Thanks so much! I’m excited to try this one but I was wondering, can the dressing stay in the fridge for a few days or use it right away?

    1. Danielle, thank you! You are too kind! The dressing will last for a few days! :)

  4. Kara, let’s try this together.

  5. Looks delicious! I’m definitely going to give this a go, great recipe!

    1. Mark, had it for lunch today. It’s yummy!I hope you enjoy. :)

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