Dairy Free Cilantro Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is an American staple for kids and adults alike. Unfortunately, the bottles lining the shelves in grocery stores are full of processed ingredients and chemical preservatives. Making it from scratch is easy though. This version is dairy free and seasoned with fresh cilantro, cumin, cayenne, and lime juice to give it a Southwestern twist. I like to use it as a dip for vegetables or dressing on buffalo chicken and taco salads. Enjoy!


1/2 cup homemade or good quality store bought mayonnaise (vegenaise for vegan)

1/3 cup canned full-fat coconut milk, preferably without guar gum

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

1 Tbsp minced fresh onion

2 garlic cloves minced

1 Tbsp fresh lime juice

1/2 tsp cumin

1/8 tsp cayenne

1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Shake the can of coconut milk vigorously before opening, as the milk can separate.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise and coconut milk until smooth.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and combine well.
  4. Store in a jar or other airtight glass container in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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4 responses to “Dairy Free Cilantro Ranch”

  1. Emily says:

    Hi Kari.

    I have not but I am sure it would be great. Please let me know if you try it!

  2. Kari Petersen says:

    Have you tried substituting the mayo with an SCD homemade yogurt?

  3. Emily says:

    I am so glad you like it Gloria! I appreciate your feedback. Thank you!

  4. Gloria Hegarty says:

    This is the BEST dairy free ranch EVER!!! And I have tried a ton of Paleo/dairy free from all over the web!
    Thank you for being so committed to healthy eating without sacrificing taste. Excited to try your avocado burgers next!
    Oh and we LOVED the Lamb Lollipops-best marinade!

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