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!
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
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.
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!
Put it on veggies, put it on salad, put it on everything! This homemade ranch dressing is the only one you'll ever need.
- Combine all ingredients and stir.
- Lick the spoon!
Makes approximately 1 1/4 cups of ranch dressing.