If you are looking for a most delicious, low carb and dairy free homemade ranch dressing recipe, I’v got one for you! This is full of flavor and at only 0.3g net carbs per tablespoons, you can go to town on your salads.
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I am going through a wonderful nutritional program with my family which I will write about in another post. One of the things we are doing is staying away from unhealthy fats, dairy and added sugar. And if you look at a bottle of store bought ranch you will find all of these things.
That is why I made this dairy free homemade ranch dressing. And because I am always. trying to stay low carb, it is low carb as well. Let me tell you I am very please with the outcome and may never buy a bottle of ranch again!
The wonders of homemade mayo
I have never made mayonnaise before. To make this dressing I wanted to start with homemade mayo. I cannot believe how easy it is and more importantly how delicious! I used this recipe from Paleoscaleo.com. She makes it right in the jar (how smart) however I made it in my mini food processor.
It’s delicious and you should start there if you really want the whole homemade experience. Otherwise just use your standard mayo. No judgement here.
Homemade Ranch Ingredients
First of all let’s talk about the coconut milk. I used coconut milk instead of cow’s milk to make this dairy free. Believe it or not this dressing does not have a coconut flavor at all to me. Even my son who hates coconut didn’t detect it (add he would) so you don’t have to worry about that.
The brand I bought is Aroy-d coconut milk. It’s 100% coconut milk and preservative free. No additives or gums and it’s decent carb-wise.
As far as spices go, I used onion powder, garlic clove, dill, parsley, onion flakes, salt, pepper and basil.There is no acid (vinegar for ex.) because the homemade mayo has a bit of a tang. If you use regular mayo, taste it and add a teaspoon of lemon or vinegar if you think it needs it.
Dairy free Homemade ranch dressing recipe
All you need is 5 minutes, a bowl and whisk. Let’s go! Add your mayo and coconut milk to a bowl, along with all of the other herbs and spices and whisk away. Store it in a jar or bottle in the fridge for an hour or two so all the flavors will meld together. Easy peasy!
This recipe makes about 28 tablespoons of dressing. Each of which is only 0.3g net carbs! I like to use a bit of dressing on my salads so this is an added bonus for me.
One thing that I will mention is that this dressing is quite thin because there are no added gums or thickeners. If you want something thicker you can play around with the coconut milk and mayo ratio. Enjoy! The nutritional information for 1 tablespoon is:
90 cals / 9.8g fat / 0.3g carbs / 0g fiber / 0.1g protein = 0.3g net carbs.
Dairy Free Homemade Ranch Dressing (low carb)
If you are looking for a most delicious, low carb and dairy free homemade ranch dressing recipe, I'v got one for you! This is full of flavor and at only 0.3g net carbs per tablespoons, you can go to town on your salads.
- 1 cup mayo (try homemade)
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 1 teaspoon onion flakes
- 1 teaspoon dill
Add all ingredients to a large bowl and whisk until well combined. Can also put into a food processor or blender.
Refrigerate until ready to use.