This super easy paleo and keto ranch dressing is just what you need to kick your salad and snacks up a notch. And it's gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, low carb and Whole30 compliant!
This is my favorite quick and easy paleo ranch dressing recipe. If you already have some paleo mayo in the fridge, it will only take a minute or two to stir together. Even if you need to whip up a quick batch of mayonnaise, you can be eating this tangy ranch dip in 10 minutes.
Paleo and Keto Ranch Dressing
While packaged ranch dressing is often keto, it's usually loaded with dairy, soy, processed food chemicals and industrial oils. The ingredients in a bottle of Hidden Vally Ranch, for example, include vegetable oil, sugar, modified food starch, MSG and preservatives. And if you use the ranch dressing packet, the first ingredient is maltodextrin and there's more MSG than dried garlic, onion or spices! Definitely not healthy or paleo-friendly.
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To make this ranch dressing keto and paleo, I swap out the ingredients for healthier alternatives. You can make the dressing with homemade mayonnaise or use a store-bought paleo mayo to make it even easier. Either way, the basic mayonnaise ingredients will include a healthy oil, egg, lemon juice, and mustard. No sugar needed.
This dressing is completely dairy-free. While traditional homemade ranch dressings are made with buttermilk, this recipe uses a little bit of coconut milk and lemon juice to recreate that creamy, tangy flavor.
Add garlic and fresh herbs and you've got a dressing everyone will love. I like to make it on the thicker side, so it works as a dip too. If you prefer it thinner, just adjust the proportions to your liking.
Oh, the things you can do with this paleo and keto ranch dressing. It's an amazing dip for crudités. I love it with carrot and celery sticks, but it really works with any veggies. Serve it as a dip with chicken wings. And of course, it's wonderful on a wedge salad topped with scallions and crumbled bacon.
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Paleo Ranch Dressing and Dip
- 1 cup paleo mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- ¼ cup full fat coconut milk
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs parsley, basil and chives
- sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste
- Whisk all ingredients together.
- Taste and adjust seasonings.
More easy paleo dressing recipes to try
- Italian Dressing Recipe (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)
- Cranberry Salad Dressing
- Easy Chipotle Balsamic Vinaigrette
how long does this keep?
I usually try to use it within a few days, just to be on the safe side.
Is there something I can substitute for the coconut milk, I'm allergic to coconut, and it is making it difficult to do the paleo thing when everything calls for coconut oil or milk. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.
Hi Kelly, you could try cashew cream.
thank you for this! Great idea using coconut milk, and also for the mayonnaise recipe. I've always had to use a food processor so prefer the your hand made version
Madison @ Keto Diet
This is a surprisingly simple recipe. Best for dipping fries too.I love it!
I overdid it and doubled the recipe. Silly me. Can I freeze it for later use?
Hi Gina, I've never tried freezing this. If you try it, let us know how it works!