Raw vegetables surrounding a blue bowl filled with creamy, dairy-free ranch dressing, garnished with dill.

AIP Ranch Dressing/Dip

This AIP/Paleo Ranch dressing is a dairy-free, convincing substitute for the stuff in a bottle. And so easy!

Raw vegetables surrounding a blue bowl filled with creamy, dairy-free ranch dressing, garnished with dill.
Ranch Dressing (AIP/Paleo)
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Ranch Dressing/Dip (AIP/Paleo)

This recipe goes with AIP Chicken Tenders for dunking, but it stands alone as a ranch salad dressing and a dip.  (It thickens when refrigerated.)  FANTASTIC with cassava chips!  

Now, I love real ranch dressing with buttermilk as much as you do, but that’s a no-go on the AIP.  This is the closest I could come to the real thing.  Bonus: it’s also vegan, so you can share it with all your friends.  

One follower sent me a great tip: keep the dry ingredients stored in individual containers as a mix so that you can whip up a batch even quicker.

Happy Spring, everybody! 💐🌸💐



AIP Ranch Dressing/Dip

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com Course: Salads, CondimentsCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy


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This AIP/Paleo Ranch dressing is a dairy-free, convincing substitute for the stuff in a bottle. And so easy!


  • 1 C. full fat coconut milk

  • 1 T. + 2 t. raw apple cider vinegar

  • 3 t. onion powder

  • 1 t. garlic powder

  • 1 t. sea salt

  • 1/4 C. chopped parsley

  • 1/2 T. chopped fresh dill

  • 1/4 t. black pepper (omit for elimination phase of AIP)


  • Whirl all ingredients in a mini food processor (I use one like this) or blender.  That’s it!  🤓


  • TIP: For future batches, store the dry ingredients in individual containers as a mix!

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  5. Lori E Cohen

    Made this tonight – such a great flavor! Is a perfect stand in for regular ‘ol ranch dressing. Had it with chicken poppers. Yum! Have a bunch leftover and don’t want to throw it away. How long do you think it will keep in the fridge? Can I freeze it?

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  10. I’m made this and it turned out really green but tasted good. Was I supposed to use the solids part of the coconut milk? I mixed up my can of coconut milk and then poured in a cup of it so the texture is weird and it solidifies in the fridge

    • Hi, Karina! Yeah, it’s not supposed to be green and solid. Let’s troubleshoot a bit. Yes, definitely mix your can of coconut milk very well before measuring. It shouldn’t solidify in the fridge, just get thick, like a dip. The green part has me a little stumped. Maybe it processed too long? Without peeking over your shoulder while you’re making it, I can’t really tell. Here’s something you could try: Taste of Thai has a shelf-stable carton version of full fat coconut milk that is AIP (coconut + water). It doesn’t separate. You just shake the carton and pour. Then you wouldn’t need to process as much, avoiding a green fate! Just a thought. Lemme know how it goes! -W

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  12. christineprice930

    Hi Wendi! This recipe is an absolute gem! Thank you!

  13. Karen L Hufman

    I made this today and loved it. I’m in the elimination stage and was starting to get burned out all ready. This really helps!

    • Hi, Karen! Well, this makes me supremely happy! I remember in the beginning getting sooooo bored. But there really is so much amazing food to be had! May you find all the foods that you absolutely love. <3

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  15. Victoria Baxter

    I made the dip and it is delicious! It is super thin though :(. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    • Hi! I’m curious about the thinness… When I make it, it’s not thin. What brand of coconut milk did you use? The viscosity varies greatly between brands. For instance, Trader Joe’s is suuuuper watery. I’m curious! 🤔

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  17. Shafer Minnick

    Hi, I made this and it’s pretty runny. Any recommendations on how to thicken up? I was thinking a little bit of arrowroot?


    • Hi! Yes, absolutely, you could add some arrowroot starch. Another thought: what kind of coconut milk are you using? I find there’s so much variety in the brands. For instance, Trader Joe’s coconut milk is waaaay too thin for this recipe. If you can find a viscous brand like Arroy-D, or Kati, you’ll get a better result. Refrigeration should make it thick like a dip. Let me know how it goes!

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