DIY Healthier herby Ranch Dressing (Dairy-free, Kid Friendly, Whole-30 approved)

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Oh my goodness, this Healthier Herby Ranch Dressing is an absolute game changer! For two reasons! One, a game changer if you’re trying to eat healthier and two, a game changer for you kiddos to entice them to eat more vegetables.

I promise you once you start making your own ranch dressing at home, you won’t want to go back to store bought. Because it tastes better and you’ll realize how simple it is.

My kids polished off almost this entire plate of raw veggies when I put this dip out, not even joking!

Dips and yummy dressing always seem to help my kids, and myself, eat more veggies. Because dips and dressings are so darn tasty and sometimes veggies need a little bit of pazzas, you know what I mean?!

All you need to make it is some extra light olive oil, an egg, some fresh herbs, a lime and some avocado mayonnaise.

It’s super simple to make too! If you have an electric hand mixer, you can make it in a large mason jar or in the food-processor attachment.

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Here’s how to make this delicious veggie delight! Try putting it out with a tray full of cut up raw veggies for you kids and see what kind of magic happens!

Another thing you can try with this amazing dressing is my Creamy Ranch Arugula Steak Salad.

Makes: 1 1/2 generous cup
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup extra light olive oil

  • 1 large egg

  • two handfuls of fresh herbs (I used basil, dill and cilantro)

  • the juice of 1 + 1/2 limes

  • 2 cloves garlic, skin removed

  • 6 tablespoons avocado mayonnaise

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard

  • salt and pepper to your liking (about 1/2 teaspoon of each)

Instructions:

  1. In a tall mason jar or inside of the food processor, add the olive oil, egg, dijon mustard, lime juice and salt. Blend well with your hand blender or with the food processor (I linked my favorite one here).

  2. Add in the remaining ingredients: the basil, cilantro and dill, the garlic avocado mayo and salt and pepper. Blend until very smooth and creamy.

  3. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.

Side note: The addition of mayonnaise is optional for this recipe. You can make the dressing without it, but it adds a whole lot of creaminess!

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Made with love, Ashley