Making your own dressings and sauces is a great way to keep your budget down, and to know exactly what’s in your dressings. This Whole30 homemade southwest ranch dressing is the creamy ranch you love, but with a little kick to spice up your Paleo meals. It comes together in under 10 minutes, and you don’t need any fancy ingredients!
After you’ve got your small handful of ingredients to make the Whole30 and Paleo homemade southwest ranch dressing, you just need a food processor or immersion blender. Either one works, and truthfully, you could probably mix this by hand too if you were dedicated. Might take a bit more hard labor, but also might save you an extra dish to wash! You’ll also need mayo which you can make yourself just as easy, or use your choice of mayo! I prefer Primal Kitchen.
If you don’t want to make your own, or are looking for a good convenience option for healthy, junk-free ranch, you’re in luck! Primal Kitchen makes a delicious Whole30 Approved ranch dressing. Tessemae’s is also Whole30 Approved, and has an avocado ranch, and creamy ranch that you’d enjoy! You can get them from Amazon, Whole Foods, and Primal Kitchen on Thrive Market.
This Whole30 homemade southwest ranch dressing will stay good in the fridge for up to a week, but I typically don’t ever have it last that long. It’s so tasty when drizzled over a salad, tuna patties, in wraps, or just to dip veggies in.
The options are pretty endless for ways you can use this magical stuff. I like to put a thin layer over chicken prior to baking it and having southwest ranch chicken breasts for protein or in salads throughout the week. My boyfriend loves to have it over roasted potatoes even!
Pre-made Ranch Options:Print
- 1 cup Paleo mayo or mayo of choice
- 1 tablespoon water (add 1 tbsp more for a thinner ranch)
- 2 teaspoons lime juice
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon paprika
- Optional: 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (or to taste)
- Add all ingredients to a food processor or blender
- Blend until smooth and combined
- Or, whisk all ingredients together into a bowl until combined well
Double the recipe to yield 2 cups of dressing
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