The Best (and Healthiest) Ranch Dressing You'll Ever Have

 

Anytime I see something claiming to be the "best" whatever it is, I immediately think of the movie Elf ("You did it!! Congratulations!!"), and how overused that phrase is. But. This ranch.

You want to know why I'm claiming it's the best, and staking my farm-guest-blogger reputation on it? It's simple: the dressing is made in your kitchen, with fresh ingredients. No preservatives, no gums (xanthan or otherwise), no artificial flavors, and, as an added bonus- no sugar, no gluten (or carbs at all), and no dairy.

Why no sugar, gluten or dairy? This recipe is from the Whole30 archives, and in Whole30 land is called "Dump Ranch." It's a super easy recipe (you put all the ingredients in a jar and blend with an immersion blender for 1 minute- that's it!), and you probably have most of the ingredients in your pantry already.

Here's a shameless plug for farm-fresh eggs: this recipe uses 1 raw egg, which you may not be up for trying. If you're up for it though, what better source than eggs from the farm? I love using EdenThistle eggs in recipes, but this was even better than past recipes, because the quality of the egg is pretty important.

Below you'll find the recipe and a short video.  Enjoy! 

Whole30 Dump Ranch

Ingredients: 

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup light tasting olive oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro, parsley, or dill (or a mix of your choice), about 1/2 cup packed
 

 

 

Directions:

  • Set out refrigerated items until they come to room temperature.
  • Put all ingredients into a widemouth jar (I used an empty pickle jar, worked great).
    • Blend with an immersion blender for 1 minute, starting at the bottom of the jar and slowly working up.
    • That's it! Ranch will keep in the fridge for up to one week.  

      Find the original recipe here. Let us know if you try it and what you think! 

      -Lindsay File

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