Paleo Ranch Dressing or Dip {Whole30, Vegan, Dairy Free}

This homemade ranch dressing or dip is the best ranch around – everyone who tries it asks for the recipe. You will never go back to the bottled stuff again! Plus, it’s Whole30 and Paleo Compliant and can even be made vegan – woohoo!
 homemade ranch dressing

We LOVE this recipe! I always have this homemade ranch dressing in my fridge and my family swears it’s better than the bottled stuff I used to buy! It can also easily be converted to a ranch dressing recipe by thinning out with filtered water. I find that when I thin it out with dairy free milk it effects the flavor, but water works like a charm ­čÖé

A lot of the dairy free or Paleo ranch dressings I’ve tried are good but have an “off” taste. But I can assure you that this dressing has no “off” taste.┬áI’m ┬ásure it will become a staple in your home like it is in mine ­čÖé

I make a double batch of this every single week and we simply can’t go without it ­čÖé

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homemade ranch dressing

*HERE is my no-fail 5 minute paleo and whole30 mayonnaise 

Also, this goes great with Hot Wings ­čśë

5.0 from 2 reviews
Paleo Ranch Dressing/Dip
*For coconut cream place full-fat canned coconut milk into the fridge for 24 hours and scoop the cream off of the top
  • ¾ C Paleo Mayonnaise (see link above) or Veganaisse for Vegan
  • ¼ C Coconut Cream (I recommend Thai Kitchen brand or Sprouts brand because some brands have a funny aftertaste)
  • ½ tsp Sea Salt, more to taste
  • ½ tsp. Garlic Powder, or to taste
  • 1½ Tbsp Dried Parsley or 4 Tbsp Fresh Parsley
  • ½ tsp. Onion Powder, or to taste
  • ¼ tsp. Dried Dill
  • 1½ tsp. Distilled White Vinegar or Apple Cider Vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp. Paprika
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • Filtered Water, as needed to thin
  1. Combine all ingredients except the water in a medium-sized container with a lid and mix together gently. Taste and adjust the seasonings as needed. Then, add filtered water as needed to thin.
  2. Cover and chill at least 30 minutes before serving.
Note- If the coconut cream is too hard to combine, place it in a food processor or blender along with the mayo and process on low until combined.

Posted December 3, 2010 by Cassidy in Bars & Snacks, Milk & Cheese Substitutes, Nut Free, Paleo, Whole30 / 22 Comments


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22 responses to “Paleo Ranch Dressing or Dip {Whole30, Vegan, Dairy Free}

  1. […] just add some salsa to some store-bought dairy free ranch dressing or my homemade ranch dressing. I highly recommend my homemade ranch dressing – no one will ever suspect it dairy free, […]

  2. Angela

    Made this ranch dressing the other day – it’s the BOMB!! Very delicious! Had to exercise self-control to not drink it! ­čÖé Thanks for the recipe! I will be making it often! ­čÖé

  3. Michelle Jones

    So delicious! Used your homemade mayo recipe and saw the link to this. Again, best recipe I’ve tried. Can’t wait to make more of your recipes!

  4. Rachel

    I’m excited to try this ranch recipe. But does it have a strong coconut flavor? My family’s cannot stand the taste of coconut (we’ve all tried to love it). I usually substitute homemade almond milk for coconut milk but I understand we need to use something thicker, a cream. So wondering if the 1/4 cup is an overpowering coconut flavor? Or something mild we could try to deal with?
    Thank you,

    • Hi Rachel, we don’t think it tastes like coconut at all but we are used to coconut and don’t mind it. I used the coconut cream in place of sour cream so you can use any dairy free sour cream recipe as a substitute. I’ve also used plain non-dairy yogurt and that worked well. Of coarse, any substitutions you make will slightly alter the flavor so you may need to adjust the seasonings to your liking when making substitutions and choose something with an extremely mild flavor so it does’t alter the ranch flavor too much. Hope this helps!!


    • While it’s normal for it to thin out a bit it shouldn’t be really runny. You only want to blend it on very low, enough for it to just combine. You might have over blended, sorry! However, it should thicken up a bit when you place it in the fridge. Sorry about that!!!


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