This Dairy Free Ranch Dressing is perfect drizzled on salads, served as a dip for veggies, or even as dip for buffalo wings or potato wedges! This dressing is creamy, cool, tangy, and packed full of flavor from fresh herbs. It is also Whole30 compliant, Keto-friendly, and Paleo.
The Best Dairy Free Ranch Dressing
There is really nothing like a good ranch dressing and having a healthier version of the classic can be a game changer when you are trying to fuel your body with healthy, whole real food ingredients.
This delicious dairy-free ranch dressing is made with just a few simple ingredients and comes to together in just a few minutes. It’s perfect drizzled over salads or as a dip for veggies or wings!
Is Ranch Dressing Usually Dairy Free?
Ranch dressing usually not dairy free and often gets its tang from buttermilk. This recipe uses a few simple ingredients to mimic that tangy flavor while still keeping the dressing dairy-free.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
Mayonnaise: This forms the creamy dairy-free base of the ranch dressing. Be sure to look for a high quality mayonnaise made with healthy fats like avocado oil.
Full Fat Coconut Milk: Another key ingredient for keeping this dressing dairy-free is full fat coconut milk. It has a similar consistency to heavy cream and a mild flavor that works well in the dressing.
Lemon Juice: Adds brightness and tang to the dressing. Be sure to use freshly squeezed!
Apple Cider Vinegar: Another ingredient that adds a little tang to the dressing.
Dijon Mustard: A little bit of this goes a long way to add. extra flavor to the dressing.
Fresh Herbs and Garlic: This ranch dressing gets most of its flavor from a variety of fresh herbs and garlic. Fresh parsley, dill, and chives all come together to create a delicious dressing.
How to Make The Best Dairy Free Ranch Dressing
This dairy-free ranch dressing could not be easier to make. Once you have all of your ingredients, it will take just a few minutes to pull together the dressing.
Step One: Add all of the dressing ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor.
Step Two: Pulse or blend the dressing until smooth creamy.
Step Three: Give the dressing a taste and adjust the level of salt and pepper based on your personal preference.
You can store this dressing in an air-tight container in the fridge for 5-7 days. I love using a mason jar with a lid for storage.
Ways to Serve
WHOLE30 CRISPY BUFFALO CHICKEN WINGS
HOMEMADE CHICKEN NUGGETS
HEALTHY CHICKEN TACO SALAD
BUFFALO RANCH CHICKEN NUGGETS
SLOW COOKER CHIPOTLE BEEF BURRITO BOWLS
CILANTRO LIME CHICKEN THIGHS
CRISPY PORK CARNITAS
EASY SALMON BURRITO BOWLS
BUFFALO CHICKEN BITES
SHEET PAN CHICKEN BURRITO BOWLS
Tips and Tricks
- Use fresh garlic, not jarred pre-minced garlic or powder. I know that garlic can be a pain to peel but trust me, the flavor of the fresh stuff is worth it.
- Use full fat canned coconut milk for the best results. You can usually find full fat coconut milk in the Asian ingredients aisle of your local grocery store. If it does not specify “light” on the can then it is full fat.
- Adjust the seasoning to satisfy your tastebuds. As with all recipes, you can adjust the seasoning to to your liking. Feel free to use less salt or more than the recipe calls for.
- Keep this recipe Whole30 compliant. If you need to be sure that your dairy free ranch dressing is Whole30 compliant, be sure to use a Whole30 compliant mayonnaise.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use almond milk instead of coconut milk?
I have not tested this ranch dressing with almond milk and I personally think it would be a bit too watery if used. If you cannot tolerate coconut milk, feel free to give almond milk a try and see what you think!
What can I substitute for mayo?
I have not tried it in this recipe but if you do not like mayo, and do not need to keep the recipe dairy-free, you can try using full-fat plain Greek yogurt or sour cream as a substitute for the mayonnaise.
Can I use dried herbs instead of fresh?
If you do not have fresh herbs, you can try using dried herbs for this recipe instead. The standard conversion for fresh herbs to dried herbs is one teaspoon of dried herbs for every tablespoon of fresh herbs. Once the ranch is blended, give it a taste and play around with the amount of dried herbs to reach your desired taste.
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I hope you give this Dairy Free Ranch Dressing a try! It is so easy to make and perfect as a dressing, sauce, or dip.
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- 1 cup Whole30 compliant mayonnaise
- ¾ cup full fat coconut milk
- ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 3 tablespoons fresh dill weed
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- ¼ cup fresh parsley
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a high-powered blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
- Give the dressing a taste and adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
Keywords: dairy free ranch dressing, whole30 ranch dressing, healthy ranch dressing
Recipe by: Ashlea Carver / All the Healthy Things | Photography by: Casey Colodny / THE MINDFUL HAPA