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Bowl of lettuce with cherry tomatoes and dairy free ranch dressing.

Dairy Free Ranch Dressing

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  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Approx. 2 cups
  • Category: Dressing
  • Method: Immersion Blender
  • Cuisine: American


Dairy Free Ranch Dressing – a creamy and delicious dairy free ranch dressing recipe that is also paleo and Whole30! So easy to make!


  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup extra light olive oil (it has to be light!)
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk (fully incorporate the coconut milk ahead of time)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked garlic powder (regular garlic powder works)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked onion powder (regular onion powder works)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon fresh dill, minced (or sub dried) (reserve for the last step)
  • (optional) 1 teaspoon fresh chives, minced (or sub dried) (reserve for the last step)
  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley (reserve for the last step)


  1. Combine all ingredients, except for parsley, dill and chives, into a tall jar with a wide mouth.
  2. Using an immersion blender and starting at the bottom, blend on high for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Do not start moving the blender until the bottom starts to emulsify and then start bringing the blender closer to the top, moving around until everything is emulsified.
  4. Then add parsley, dill and chives and continue mixing until herbs are fully combined, about 30 seconds.
  5. Put in refrigerator immediately as it will continue to thicken up.
  6. If too thick, add additional olive oil.
  7. If it is watery and not emulsifying, try adding another egg (after seeing if it thickens in the refrigerator)


  • Storage: Store in airtight container in the refrigerator and use within 5-6 days.
  • Raw egg consumption: Note: eating raw eggs may increase your chances of food-borne illness)