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Homemade Ranch Dressing

This Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe is so delicious and easy to make (even your kids can make it!). You’ll never want to go back to store-bought again!

It is very rare that I purchase an already made salad dressing or dip. I generally make all of ours from scratch, or mostly scratch (I use store-bought mayo & yogurt in this recipe).

Homemade is just… healthier. It’s easy to feel better about what you’re eating, too, if you know exactly what’s in it. And if I’m being honest, homemade always tastes better. I’m sure you’d agree with me on that!

We all love this Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe. Thankfully Abbi, my very picky eater, is interested in eating more of her dinner (and veggies!) if she can dip whatever it is we’re eating in a bit of ranch. Works for me! I know many of you parents out there can relate!

This dressing is excellent for salads, or as a dip.

Depending on the consistency of the yogurt you use, this dressing might be thick. If it’s too thick for your liking, simply thin it out with a bit of cold water.

If you need to make this recipe cow’s milk dairy-free, you definitely can. Simply use whatever type of plain unsweetened yogurt is your favorite, or whatever you tolerate best (almond, soy, cashew, etc.). We use goat’s milk yogurt, which works perfectly.

Other gluten-free dips & dressings to try:

Cheesy Pizza Dip with Crackers from My Gluten Free Kitchen
Dairy Free Spinach Artichoke Dip from Sarah Bakes Gluten Free
Dairy Free Egg Free “Buttermilk” Ranch from Allergy Awesomeness
Easy Italian Vinaigrette from The Pretty Bee

Ranch Dressing Recipe:

1/2 cup organic mayo (or Just Mayo for egg-free)
1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt (dairy or non-dairy, I use goat’s milk yogurt)
1 tablespoon dehydrated onion
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
2 teaspoon dried parsley
2 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Stir all ingredients together until well blended.  Store in an airtight container and use within 5 to 7 days.



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Thursday 20th of February 2020

Great recipe! Just wanted to warn readers that one really must beware of hidden gluten...Grey Poupon mustard, for example, contains gluten. Took me awhile to figure out the source of my getting glutened, so just wanted to warn others. Thanks for all your great recipes!


Friday 21st of February 2020

Thanks for sharing, Bonny!


Monday 6th of January 2020

I've been making ranch for years. I use kefir instead of yogurt. It's so easy to make.


Monday 13th of January 2020

Great idea/suggestion, Terri! Thanks.


Sunday 15th of November 2015

Can you use fresh herbs in this? A lot of dried herbs and seasonings have wheat flour added to them for some reason. But I also prefer the taste of fresh herbs in my dressings. Also, is the Dijon a mustard or a wine?



Tuesday 17th of November 2015

Hi Lisa, I'd imagine fresh herbs would be wonderful in this recipe, but you'd probably need to use more of them. The dijon is a mustard!

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