I used to love ranch dressing and I would put it on everything. Fries, pizza, you know name it, I probably had ranch on it. Well since going to Primal/Paleo, I now make my own. I have tinkered around with it trying to find the best taste. Well I think finally found it today! It is on the peppery side but I like that with a grilled chicken salad. You can always half or just leave out the pepper all together. To me, this tastes pretty close to the real stuff and the extra pepper just makes it that much better.
Dairy Free Pepper Ranch Dressing
Cook time: 5 min.
Makes about 1 cup of dressing
1/2 cup of mayo- homemade mayo is preferred (healthier and no additives!) here's a quick and easy recipe for homemade mayo here!
1/4 cup of milk- I like to use coconut milk (not canned) or almond milk works too
2 teaspoons of dried dill
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
Add all of the ingredients and whisk with a fork or if using a jar just shake it up until thoroughly mixed.
It seems pretty thin but it does thicken and the flavors really come together when it sits in the fridge for about an hour or so. I am not sure how long it will last in the fridge as we usually use it up the same or next day.
Hope you all enjoy it!!
I made a grilled chicken salad with it today for lunch. C thought it was the best salad he ever had! :)
I used romaine, hard boiled eggs, onions, and dried cranberries.
I grilled one chicken breast, let it rest, then sliced it, and let it cool, then added to salad.
I am sure diced avocados, tomatoes, and bacon would go really with this too!
For an easy take to work lunch, make the chicken the night before, pack lettuce with eggs and other veggies, put ranch in a small separate container and you're ready for lunch!