gluten free, dairy free ranch dressing

Amys Gluten Free Pantry

Not just a dressing but a condiment for making all sorts of vegetables palatable for young kids. God forbid they ever actually put it on a salad! Serve this up with cucumbers, carrots and celery for a refreshing snack, or dip for artichokes and chicken strips.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Active time: 2 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Special equipment: blender, mini food processor or Magic Bullet blender

1 c. mayonnaise (Veganaise and Spectrum offer vegan varieties that are GFCFSF)
3/4 tsp. onion powder
3/4 tsp. garlic powder
1 heaping teaspoon chopped fresh chives
1/4 tsp. salt
1-2 tsp. water

  1. Place all ingredients into the bowl of the mini food processor or blender.
  2. Process for 20 seconds for a creamy dressing. Store in the fridge in an air tight container.

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5 Responses to gluten free, dairy free ranch dressing

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  2. Heather says:

    I was very excited to see this recipe… but don’t onion and garlic powders contain gluten/wheat to prevent sticking? What brands do you use?



    • Amy says:

      Hi Heather,
      I have found that the anti-caking agents sometimes added to spices are silicon dioxide, calcium silicate or sodium aluminum, but typically not gluten. I buy my spices at my local health food store which uses no caking agents at all; however, I only buy what I need because the garlic and onion powders start to cake within about 3 weeks. If you want to try a fresh approach, try crushing a large clove of garlic and grating about a quarter of a yellow onion; set it aside and gradually add to the mayo mixture to see what you come up with. Necessity is the mother of invention and you might come up with something great!

  3. Amy says:

    here’s a great link I just found from Shelley Case, Registered Dietician regarding spices and gluten: Also, I’ve found McCormick spices are all gluten-free. Hope this helps!

  4. Jen Broderick says:

    This is great…finally a “ranch” dressing that my kid ENJOYS. I wish I tried this a long time ago. Thanks again for another GREAT gluten free dairy free substitute!

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