gluten free dairy free ranch dressing

gf df luscious and creamy ranch dressing

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When I wasn’t dairy-free, I didn’t care much for ranch dressing. I had never made it from scratch and all the bottled versions were not very good, in my opinion. So, my go-to dressing was bleu cheese, but it was no longer an option for me.

But, as soon as I went dairy-free, I felt like I HAD to have ranch dressing in my life. I loved creamy dressings and was completely lost without them. I set out to find a way to make a delicious ranch dressing I would love.

After finding a couple of recipes, I started experimenting and had good success. Over the years, I perfected the recipe and make a batch every single week. I use it as a dressing, a dip, and a sauce on so many different foods. It is so luscious, creamy, and delicious, I often forget it is dairy-free.

Best of all, my non-dairy-free family and friends can’t even tell the difference from the dairy-full varieties.

The recipe is adaptable so if you like more dill, add more dill. If you like more chives, add more chives, and so on.

discover. cook. enjoy.

Gluten-Free Victoria Wolf

gluten free dairy free ranch dressing

GF DF Luscious & Creamy Ranch Dressing

In itself, a delicious dressing, and as close as you will get to the dairy-full version.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings
Calories 98 kcal

Suggested Tools

Prep Bowls, 4 inch
Measuring Spoons
Mixing Bowl Set

The Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise, Hellmans, Best Foods, or, you can make your own!
  • 1/4 cup cashew milk, unsweetened, can use Soy or Almond Milk too
  • 1/2 tsp Distilled white Vinegar, Use more for an added TANG!
  • 1 tsp garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder, Use more for an added TANG!
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste

The Process

Make the Faux Buttermilk

  • Measure out the Cashew Milk into a small measuring cup. Add the vinegar and mix slightly. Let sit for 10 minutes.

Mix the Herbs and Mayo

  • While you are waiting for faux buttermilk to "cure", grab a small bowl, add the mayo and then, one by one, add each of the herbs and ground mustard.
  • Mix together with a medium whisk. It will be very thick at this stage.

Mix in the Faux Buttermilk

  • Slowly add the faux buttermilk to the mayo and herb mixture in your bowl. Whisk slowly at this stage or you will splash the buttermilk on yourself.
  • Once all the faux buttermilk is mixed in the bowl, mix more to combine or until the dressing is creamy.
  • NOTE: if you like a thicker dressing texture, mix in slightly less of the faux buttermilk.



The dressing can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.
Service with salad, vegetables, potatoes, chicken wings, and more!


Serving: 1ozCalories: 98kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 92mgPotassium: 18mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 223IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dairy free, dressing, gluten free, ranch
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2 thoughts on “gf df luscious and creamy ranch dressing”

  1. ? What can I use as a substitute for soy milk? I am allergic to nuts as well. I currently drink oat or rice milk. Would either of these work?

    1. Rice or oat milk would work for sure and if you use one of those, let me know how it turns out. I believe, way back in the beginning when I started making this recipe, I used rice milk.

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