I grew up in the Midwest, southeastern Michigan to be exact, and we put ranch on everything. Pizza, casseroles, hot dogs, fish sticks, fries, all got a healthy dose of ranch dressing added to it.
While I’ve since moved to Colorado and my dietary habits have changed significantly, my need for a daily dose of ranch dressing still remains!
When I made the transition to an all real food, dairy-free, keto diet, I spent time brainstorming on the most delicious, easiest ways to get adequate healthy fats at each meal. Ranch dressing was at the top of the list.
Perfecting a homemade version of my favorite condiment became my mission in life because none of the store-bought ones cut it, in taste or in quality of ingredients. In order to recreate the flavor I expected without the rancid, processed, vegetable oils typically in store brands, I needed to take it upon myself to find the magic combo.
After just a few attempts, I had mastered the best homemade ranch dressing recipe ever! Immediately after sharing my ranch-covered salad photos on Instagram, the interest and requests came pouring in. Turns out, there are quite a few of you who are also ranch dressing-obsessed!
This recipe instantly became my most popular, most loved recipe and for good reason.
It is the go-to way that my Fat Burning Female crew is getting in enough fats to transition their metabolism to one that is fat-fueled. In fact, the biggest response I get from them after making the recipe is “Why didn’t I make this sooner?!” I recommend always having a batch on hand as a tasty, easy way to get more healthy fats into your keto lifestyle!
Notes: I’ve only ever made this using an immersion blender. This is the one I use, and I love it. I also use it to blend my coffee in the morning, so it gets its fair share of use! I have heard people have successfully used a regular blender or food processor to make this too, I just haven’t done so personally, so I cannot comment on the process.
This ranch is very temperature sensitive and will separate if exposed to too much heat or cold. I recommend keeping it in the door of your refrigerator, so it stays at a moderately cold temperature.
Dairy-Free Ranch Dressing
- 1 egg
- 1 cup avocado oil
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon dill
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast (optional)
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard (optional)
- 2 tablespoons water (optional)
- Place all ingredients into a deep bowl or wide-mouth mason jar
- Using an immersion blender, start mixing all ingredients together from the bottom of the bowl and slowly lift blender up through mixture as it begins to combine.
- Continue to blend until smooth and creamy. If the mixture is too thick, add water.
- Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.