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Homemade Ranch Dressing

This homemade ranch dressing is like no ranch you have ever tasted. With the perfect flavor combination, you’ll never use store bought ranch again!

small bowl of ranch dressing surrounded by celery and carrots

I created this homemade ranch dressing recipe because I use ranch a lot. Not only is it a staple ingredient in one of my most popular recipes of all time, Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole, it’s the perfect salad dressing, dip, or sauce for so many things!

Before we dive into ranch, though, let’s talk about home gardening. You guys know we try to grow a lot of our own food.

And when you’re a blogger on Instagram, #hashtagsarelife. But when you use the wrong one (FYI, #growyourown refers much more frequently to marijuana than it does to home gardening, I’ve learned), you end up with some super random people following you.

So, I’m learning which hashtags are appropriate, and which aren’t! Moving on to ranch dressing…

What goes in homemade ranch dressing?

Well, this one is a little unique, because it’s dairy free. We’re going to start with a homemade mayonnaise base, then add:

  • coconut milk
  • red wine vinegar
  • spices

That’s it!

How do you make homemade ranch dressing?

You don’t need any special tools to make the ranch. However, if you’re going to make your own mayo to start with, you’ll need an immersion blender.

There’s lots of them out there; this is my favorite immersion blender and the one I use almost daily. Once you’ve got your mayo base, you just stir in the rest of the ingredients!

Do I have to make my own mayonnaise for this recipe?

Nope. You can 100% use a storebought mayo. I’ve found that Dukes is one of the cleanest conventional ones with minimal ingredients.

If you’re on Whole30 or want to keep it straight paleo, you’ll need either Primal Kitchen mayo or Chosen Foods mayo.

Is this Whole30 compliant ranch?

Yes, it is! Because you start with your own homemade mayonnaise, and turn it into ranch, you are in the clear.

(Side note: are you in our Whole30 Support Group on Facebook? If not, you can join here. It’s a great community of veteran and newbie Whole30’ers, sharing info, posting recipes, moaning about the things they can’t have, and being all around supportive and awesome.)

What can I put homemade ranch dressing on?

This recipe for Buffalo Chicken Casserole is greatly complimented by a slather of ranch dressing on top. It’s the perfect combo of cool and spicy . You can also put it on your salad, dip your veggies in it, or whatever strikes your fancy.

If you like it a little spicy, add cayenne pepper a little bit at a time until it’s the right amount for you. Just remember – you can always put more in, but you can’t take it out!

Ranch Dressing | PaleoScaleo.com

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Yield: 20 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Put it on veggies, put it on salad, put it on everything! This homemade ranch dressing is the only one you'll ever need.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 4 Tablespoons full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried dill
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients and stir.
  2. Lick the spoon!

Notes

Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups of ranch dressing. 

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 20 servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 17Cholesterol: 4mgSodium: 99mg
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Rebecca

Sunday 8th of July 2018

Can u replace can coconut milk with almond coconut milk

Jessica

Wednesday 11th of July 2018

Hi Rebecca - I've not tried almond coconut milk, and I'm not sure which brand you have. I do use full-fat coconut milk, so with the almond-coconut it may come out a bit thinner or runnier, but I don't think it would change the flavor at all!

Kari

Thursday 29th of March 2018

How many servings does this make, and what is the serving size? Thanks!

Jessica

Friday 30th of March 2018

Hi Kari! Thanks for your message. I've updated the recipe to include all of this information in both the recipe notes and the nutrition info. It makes approximately 1 and 1/4 cups of dressing, and the nutrition info is calculated based on a serving size of 1 Tbsp.

Alex

Thursday 18th of January 2018

How long does this recipe last in the fridge?

Jessica

Friday 19th of January 2018

Hey Alex! I would say no more than 2 weeks, but I'd be surprised if it didn't all get eaten sooner than that. :) We usually use it up in a few days!

Jenny

Friday 21st of April 2017

Can't wait to make this! Question, can I double the mayo recipe when I make it? It's such a picky recipe that I'd hate to waste that much oil if doubling doesn't work.

Jessica

Tuesday 25th of April 2017

Hi Jenny! You can definitely double the mayo recipe to have a double batch of mayo, then turn half of it in to ranch and keep the other half as mayo- that's what I do! :)

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