Creamy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Now this is really good on crisp lettuces like iceberg and romaine, with shaved red onion, grape tomatoes halved and crumbles bacon.

1 ripe Hass avocado, pitted, flesh scooped from skin
1/2 tsp. Tabasco or to taste
1 Tbsp. juice from 1 lime
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 Tbsp. minced red onion
1 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro leaves
2 medium garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp. sugar
3/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. ground black pepper

In food processor, puree avocado, hot sauce and lime juice until avocado is broken, about 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients and process until dressing is completely smooth.

Makes 1-1/2 cups

(Can be refrigerated up to 1 week)