Dairy-free Ranch Dressing {Paleo}

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This Dairy-free Ranch Dressing is a staple item in our home. It’s ready in just minutes and made with super simple and clean ingredients. You can avoid dairy, sugar and corn syrup, terrible vegetable oils and artificial flavors usually found in most ranch dressings.

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing used to be one of my favorites. There was a time in my life where my snack of choice was pretzels with two bowls for dipping. One had yellow mustard, the other, creamy ranch dressing! Ah those were the days.

Nowadays, you know that I prefer to avoid store bought dressings, because most are just loaded with crap (the many offender being vegetable oils), so I choose to make my own. Making your own salad dressings and vinaigrettes is a very simple task, you can control the ingredients, the flavors and the quantity. My dairy-free ranch dressing recipe is a staple food in our house!

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing

Recently I developed an expensive habit when I started purchasing a new-to-market store-bought dairy-free ranch dressing that was made with avocado oil and clean ingredients. I had no clue how much I had missed ranch dressing until I had it again. It’s good stuff, but it’s hard to swallow spending over $6 per bottle of dairy-free ranch dressing, when I was going through nearly a bottle a week. Plus, on principle alone, I should just be making it myself.

I experimented a bit with my preferred flavors, did a little testing on some friends and came up with this creamy, dreamy, Dairy-free Ranch Dressing. It’s great on salads, it makes an incredible veggie dip and would also be lovely with chicken wings and fingers.

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing

Dairy-free Ranch Dressing

gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, nut-free, Whole30
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8 ounces


  • ½ cup homemade mayo, or store-bought avocado oil mayo
  • ¼ cup full fat organic coconut milk, the canned kind, not the beverage kind
  • 1 tablespoon distilled vinegar, or apple cider vinegar*
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley, or 1 tbs fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried chives, or 1tbs fresh
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, or 1 tbs fresh
  • sea salt & black pepper, to taste


  • Add all the ingredients to a high speed blender. Process until smooth and creamy. Give it a taste and adjust seasonings, as needed, to your taste.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.


Either vinegar works, I just find the distilled vinegar to be just a tad less potent. But I have made with the ACV plenty of times and it's amazing.
You can use fresh herbs, just increase the amount by at least double.




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5 Responses

  1. HR says:

    WHAT!!? You are from buffalo, and you are advocating chicken wings with ranch dressing?! SHAME ON YOU BETH. Now, pizza on the other hand…

    • Beth @ Tasty Yummies says:

      hahaha ohhh girl trust me…blue cheese dressing is ALWAYS my go-to! For ALL of it. Sadly most of the time it has gluten and for my have-to-be dairy-free folks, it won’t work either. Sooooo…. we improvise. But yeh, if I had it my way, I would be doing shots of Buffalo-style blue cheese dressing, DAILY! haha 😉

  2. tracey says:

    so, I have made this recipe so many times (with a 30-sec mayo recipe I doctored) that I have it memorized. you should know that this recipe is so good, it has caused me great “problems” in life, because every single time I show up to (or hold) a social gathering, someone inevitably asks, “are you gonna bring ‘your’ dope ass ranch? i’m starting to wonder if they like me, or your dressing.

    • Beth @ Tasty Yummies says:

      Tracey, hahaha this is amazing!!! Thanks for coming by and taking the time to comment and share that. I love it!!! <3

  3. Danielle says:

    Hi! So I made this tonight and didn’t have avocado oil mayo so I just used a Sir Kensington sunflower oil base mayo. I feel like it turned out still tasting a lot of mayonnaise- is that typical? Or because I need specifically the Avo oil mayo? Trying so hard to make a dairy free ranch that doesn’t taste so much like mayo! Ok I’ve said mayo enough times now… lol.

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