Southwest Steak Naan Pizza with Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing

Yesterday, I shared the opportunity given to me by Hidden Valley Ranch. They are releasing two new ranch flavours in Canada, and they have asked 15 Canadian Food bloggers to develop new recipes using these new ranch flavours. These two new flavours, Spicy and Cheese, both taste amazing and I chose the Spicy ranch to build a recipe. We are allowed to submit two recipes and yesterday I shared my first recipe, Portobello and Indian Eggplant Sliders with Spicy Avocado Ranch Dressing.

The spicy avocado ranch dressing is so versatile. The Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy is the flavour base for this sauce and it is great on sliders, pizza, salads, club sandwiches and more!

If you have never used naan bread for a pizza crust, I highly encourage you to try! Naan bread is part ofIndian cuisine and has become very accessible lately and you can find it at most grocery stores. Put it in the oven, or on the grill, for a couple minutes to toast it up and make it light and crispy. Naan bread can be used just as you would use pizza crust.

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5 from 1 vote

Servings 2 -4
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 avocado
  • 1/2 cup Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1/3 cup cilantro
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 naan bread
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 12 oz steak (strip loin, rib eye, etc.)
  • 12 grape tomatoes , halved
  • 2 cups mixed greens
  • 1 cup pepper jack cheese , grated
  • spicy avocado ranch dressing
  • Salt and pepper


  • To make the spicy avocado ranch dressing, cut the avocado in half, remove the pit and scoop out the pulp. Wash the cilantro thoroughly. Add avocado pulp, Hidden Valley Ranch Spicy, lime juice and cilantro into a food processor and pulse until smooth and creamy. While the processor is going, slowly pour in the milk. This will thin out the dressing. Stop adding the milk once it reaches a drizzling consistency. It may not be necessary to add all the milk.
  • Set grill to high. Sprinkle salt and pepper on the steak. Grill steak to medium rare or medium. Remove from the grill and let the steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing. After the steak has rested 5 minutes, cut them crosswise into thin slices. Brush the top of the naan bread with olive oil. Place on the grill and cook for 1-2 minutes per side. The bread should just start getting crispy. Remove the naan bread from the grill and assemble the pizza by topping with mixed greens, grape tomatoes and pepper jack cheese. Arrange steak slices on top of the pizza and drizzle the spicy avocado ranch on top.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Nom, nom, nom.. I would eat this for dinner right now!! I usually use Afghan bread for pizzas… I’m getting some naan next time. 🙂

  2. Loving the sound of the spicy avocado ranch dressing! Great pizza!

  3. Hi Steve! This recipe looks amazing- we’ll have to try it soon. Love your site- beautiful photography and really good recipes. Can’t wait to read more soon!

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