Dairyless Ranch Dressing


So this happened.

On accident.

Total accident.

But I’m so happy it did.

Accident + ends up tasting good = happy accident. And this was such a happy accident.

You know how when you can’t eat something, you instantly crave it? That’s how I feel about ranch dressing. I never really liked it that much (except dipped in carrots while at a picnic) when I ate dairy. But once it was gone, I had cravings for ranch dressing like you’d never believe.


I was creating a recipe for buffalo chicken dip (which will be coming later this week) and one of the main ingredients for the perfect buffalo chicken dip is ranch dressing. So I thought, why not go for it? I took on trying to make a ranch dressing that was just good enough to enhance the amazing dip I was making. But it turned out to be so much more than that. So.much.more.

I accidentally made the best dairy-free ranch dressing ever. Like on this earth, or maybe in our whole universe. I’m reaching for the stars here people.


And it’s so simple. I couldn’t even believe flavor like that could come from the simple mixture of apple cider vinegar, soy milk, and mayonnaise. Like what? But it happened, it did. And before I scarfed it all down I restrained myself long enough to take some pictures.

Do you know what it feels like to have a carrot dipped in ranch dressing that you haven’t eaten in four years? Well you’re about to. Let me know if you heard the angels sing like I did.

This ranch dressing is not so good that it’s making me lose my mind.

It’s not.


Dairyless Ranch Dressing
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chives, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dill, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup unsweetened soy milk (if you're allergic to soy, another kind of milk will be fine)
  1. In a small bowl, make "buttermilk" by whisking the apple cider vinegar and milk together. Let sit for 10 minutes and whisk again. Light curds should form.
  2. In another small bowl, mix mayonnaise, chives, dill, garlic, and parsley together.
  3. Pour the "buttermilk" into the mayonnaise mixture until reached desired consistency.
  4. Top with chives and serve with carrots and celery. Could also be served on a salad.


Happy accident… see for yourself.


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