If you are looking to add a burst of flavor to your dishes or have a creamy and tangy ranch dressing, both without the dairy, then you come to the right place! Below you will find our Homemade Ranch Seasoning and Homemade Ranch Dressing recipes.
This seasoning blend captures of essence of classic ranch without any dairy ingredients. It is perfect for seasoning everything from veggies to [sweet] potato dishes, chicken, and more!
For the short time in my life I was able to have eaten dairy safely, I didn't enjoy ranch dressing. I never got the hype until we started making our own. Maybe it was the artificial stuff I didn't like but whatever the case was, I love it now and am hooked!
We were getting into a kick of making a lot of chicken bacon ranch recipes. This dried ranch seasoning came in handy for each of those dishes. We opened up so many more options too once we started making the dressing as well. It has been a whole new world for us.
Homemade Ranch Seasoning
2 tablespoons dried parsley
1 tablespoon dried dill weed
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 teaspoon dried chives
1 teaspoon dried thyme
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon salt
In a small mixing bowl, add all the ingredients. Use a spoon or a small whisk to mix all the ingredients thoroughly. Ensure that the seasoning blend is evenly distributed.
Once the mix is well combined, transfer to an airtight seasoning container. Don't forget to label the jar!
Store your seasoning mix in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight, this way it can last for months!
This dressing is not only delicious, but it is also easily able to be altered to fit a vegan diet. We use Primal Kitchen's Avocado Mayo. Primal Kitchen has a vegan option, however, it contains potato protein and mustard. As long as your gut and immune system can handle both of those ingredients, that mayo can be a great option to make this dressing vegan! Plus, you can get 10% off your order when you use our discount code: AMACGREGOR10
Primal Kitchen also has ranch dressings and dips you can purchase - but they do contain potato starch, mushroom extract, mustard flour, and distilled vinegar. This is why we make our own since Amanda cannot have any of those ingredients.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
½ cup Primal Kitchen Avocado Mayo
2 tablespoons ranch seasoning
1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped optional
1 teaspoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon apple cider vinegar
Salt and pepper, for taste
Water for thinning, if needed
In a mixing bowl, whisk the mayo until it has a creamy base.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl. Stir to combine, adding in water to thin the dressing out, if needed.
Depending on your preference, you can adjust the consistency of the dressing by adding more mayo to make it thicker or adding water to thin it out. Feel free to add in any extra seasonings if you desire as well.
Transfer to an airtight dressing container and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving. This chilling time allows the flavors to meld and develop.
Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to one week. Shake or stir well before each use, as it may separate slightly while sitting.