Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

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This dairy-free ranch dressing is the bomb dot com!

 

I recently found this recipe from Ashley over at Blissful Basil  and wanted to try it ASAP.  I didn’t have the fresh ingredients that she had listed for the recipe but my creamy ranch craving took over and I dove in anyway.  

 

I raided my herb cabinet and scanned for the closest ingredients to the original recipe. Boom. Nailed it.   

 

Of course if you have all the fresh ingredients please create your masterpiece from Ashley’s original recipe. You can mix and match and make this recipe your own with tweaks to your taste buds liking.

 

Even my hubby offered the “this is really good” and “what did you say was in this?”  comments while inhaling the tangy creaminess on a blue corn chip.  He’s not a fan of coconut and is a dairy fan so I thought this was a bit of a coup for my kitchen skills.

 

I made this again today and forgot the nutritional yeast that I had added on my first batch and I noticed that I liked it a bit better with the nutritional yeast added.  Nutritional yeast is a seasoning that does not contain yeast and does not contribute to Candida overgrowth.  If you haven’t tried it yet, it has a “cheese-like” flavor although I really don’t think it tastes that “cheesy” to me.  

 

Although nutritional yeast does not contribute to Candida overgrowth it’s important to be aware that some will be sensitive to it while dealing with a Candida imbalance. When trying a new food on the Candida diet it’s best to start with a small amount to see if you react in any way to the food.   

 

Some of the things to watch out for are fatigue, racing heart, brain fog, headaches, stomach upset, diarrhea, gas, etc. after eating a new food which will alert you to a sensitivity.  Also you may not feel the effects of the food for up to three days later!  So only introduce one new food at a time so you will know exactly which food is causing the symptoms.  It’s best to leave out any foods that cause any problems until further along in your healing.

 

So with all of that being said I hope you enjoy this recipe, with or without the nutritional yeast!  

 
Reader Feedback: Are you a ranch dressing fan?  Have you been missing the creaminess from dairy on the Candida diet?  Let me know if  this gives you hope! 😉

 

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Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
Makes 2 cups
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 can full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight (do not use light coconut milk)
  2. 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  3. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  4. 2 teaspoons onion powder
  5. 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  6. 2 teaspoons dried basil
  7. 1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill
  8. 1 teaspoons nutritional yeast (optional)
  9. 1 teaspoon sea salt
  10. black pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Open the can of coconut milk and scoop out the coconut cream of the top of the can and add to a large bowl or a magic bullet or nutribullet cup. Leave the coconut water in the can.
  2. Add 4 tablespoons of the coconut water into the coconut cream in your bowl or cup (whisk until smooth if using a bowl). Keep the leftover coconut water in case you need an extra tablespoon or two after refrigerating your dressing depending on how thick you like it.
  3. Add in the rest of the ingredients. Stir or blend to combine.
  4. Refrigerate dressing for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
Notes
  1. Enjoy the dressing over your favorite salad, use as a dip for your favorite veggies or use it in a wrap or on a sandwich (with grain-free bread of course!).
Adapted from Blissful Basil
Adapted from Blissful Basil
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10 thoughts on “Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing

    1. It should last about 7 days. You’ll know when it’s going bad as it starts to separate and get watery.

    1. Hi Danielle, not sure any other non-dairy milks would work since they don’t harden when refrigerated. You could try almond or hemp milk but it won’t be as thick but still a creamy type dressing. If you try it let us know how it turns out!

    1. You could try lemon juice in place of the apple cider vinegar. I haven’t tried it yet but have recommended that to my clients who also should avoid vinegar. If you try it come back and let us know how it tasted!

    1. The nutritional yeast adds a tangy, “cheesy” flavor to recipes. It is also a good source of b-vitamins and protein. Some people are sensitive to it so it’s important to test a small amount first before adding a lot to a recipe and see if you have any problems with it. You can definitely leave it out if you choose.

  1. I am a bit confused. Did you like the dressing better with the nutritional yeast or without? Please forgive me! 🙁

    1. You’re right Melissa, I read it back and it was confusing! I will fix that sentence so it will read that I, personally, do like it with the Nutritional Yeast. 🙂

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