After switching my diet and lifestyle to Autoimmune paleo, as well as my husband and daughter’s diets to a non-dairy paleo lifestyle, I thought my favorite salad dressing was to be no more.
I desperately needed some form of a creamy dipping sauce for the coconut oil fried cassava breaded turkey tenders I made. So I came up with a solution.
I came upon two different versions of this coconut milk ranch dressing recipe!
It is important to use full-fat coconut milk or this dressing will be way too thin. A lot of coconut milk have added gums as thickeners and those gums are not easy to digest.
I use Natural Value full fat coconut milk from Thrive Market. The ingredients are just coconut and water. I know Trader Joe’s brand does not have the gums either, but always read the label to be sure.
This coconut milk ranch can be used as a salad dressing, dip, or you can even use it as a mayo substitute with some mashed up tuna for tuna salad, chicken salad, or turkey salad.
This coconut milk ranch recipe is easy and quick to make. You basically throw all the ingredients into a food processor (or blender) and viola! It is ready.
Mama Bear Kusi’s Coconut Milk Ranch Dressing Recipe:
½ ripe avocado (optional, but adds to the creamy goodness)
Squeeze of lime/lemon juice if using the avocado
1 heaping TBS Fresh or dried Dill weed
1 heaping TBS Fresh or dried Parsley
1/4 tsp Fresh or dried Chives (optional)
½ Tsp Garlic powder (Or fresh for an extra garlicky kick!)
½ Tsp Onion powder
¼ Tsp Ginger powder
¾ Tsp Himalayan salt1 Can Natural Value
1 Can Natural Value full-fat coconut milk
¼ Tsp Black Pepper (optional)
Separate the thick cream from the coconut milk and add the cream to the food processor. (Refrigerating overnight will help with this process, but I have never had any trouble with this brand.)
Add in all the other ingredients and blend well until incorporated! If you want the dressing thinner, add some of the coconut milk from the can.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for seven days. It may harden up some, just give it a stir to use, or heat in a pan and let it cool.
I hope you enjoy this coconut milk ranch as much as I do.
Leave a comment and let me know how you end up using yours.