Garden Party Dairy-Free Ranch Dip
In our final blog post this week for #Allergyweek, we have some dairy free (and gluten free) ranch dip! We also rounded up some Allergy friendly recipes from other sites that we pinned to our new Allergy Pinterest Board. Check it out here.
Whether you have a dairy allergy, or are lactose intolerant, it’s great to have substitutes! In fact, 30-50 MILLION people in the United States alone are lactose intolerant! That’s a lot of people going without cheese and yogurt! But when you have to suffer from the pain associated with trying to digest lactose, it’s better to just find a good substitute. Especially where kids are affected, you want them to be able to enjoy food without it making them ill.
Although we don’t have a milk allergy in my house, we often make our ranch dressing without milk. Ranch dressings and dips are my kids favorite way to eat any salad or vegetable. Store bought seasoning packets often have ingredients we don’t need- like MSG! Not to mention, the traditional way to make ranch dip includes milk! But making it with a milk substitute literally tastes just as good, according to my kids. We made this ranch dip with some nayonaise (you can use Mayonnaise), soy milk, and the seasonings (full recipe below)
Our skewered veggie pots were super simple! We didn’t bother making any flower shapes or designs. We simply skewered a variety of veggies, and kept them standing straight up by puncturing them into half a lemon in the bottom of our clean flower pot.
Then, we filled the “soil” with some chopped broccoli.
This snack just makes me feel like spring!
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Garden Party Dairy-Free Ranch Dip
- 2/3 cup mayonnaise, light
- 1/3 cup soy milk
- 1 teaspoon parsley, dried
- 1/2 teaspoon chives, dried
- 1/4 teaspoon dill weed, dried
- 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, ground
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 medium cucumber
- 2 medium carrot
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes
- Mix all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve. Serve with veggies.
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Yikes soy milk is a huge allergen. Maybe coconut milk? Although I guess that would alter the flavor. Thanks for the breakdown on the spices! I’m going to try this with vegenaise and I’m not sure what for the milk. Thanks!
I used rice milk and it was yummy!
Could I use Greek Yogurt instead of mayo?
Yes Brittany! it’s still good!
Any soy and egg free alternatives for the mayo? Perhaps coconut milk yogurt? My son is allergic to gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and a few other foods. I’d love to make him a ranch dip… And a ranch dressing. Thank you!
Thank You! I’m Whey Allergic and I Love Ranch dip! I’ve been eating it anyways, which is negatively affecting my health. This can be one of the recipes in my aresenal, so making my healthy change doesn’t feel like I’m missing out.
What about substituting soy for rice milk?
What if I can’t have Greek yogurt or mayo? Any other suggestions??
Rice milk might work. If you can’t eat greek yogurt or mayo I’m not sure what else there would be to try.
Excellent – I can’t have eggs so I appreciate this recipe. I’ll use my veganaisse but could I use unsweetened plain almond milk – we don’t use soy.
I use and my whole family likes it (although they save it mostly for me since I can’t have eggs and won’t eat soy) a product called Veganaisse (sp?) they have different varieties but it’s soy and egg free.
We tried a dairy free sour cream and it didn’t do as well. We use almond milk instead of soy and it still tastes great.
You need to do some reading on soy, thyroid disease, breast cancer and why soy is not a health food. 96% of soy is GMO. Read Kaayla Daniels book The Whole Soy Story or Pandoras Lunchbox by Melanie Warner and get your kids and yourself off soy! The only way I consume it is fermented and organic. Miso, Tempeh, Tamari or Natto. Not soy milk!
The taste good, but it is too runny for an actual veggie dip. Will it thickened .
Oh really? Did you add the correct ratio of ingredients?
How can this be made without mayonnaise which has eggs?
Hi Peg! If you need an egg-free recipe it’s fine to substitute a vegan mayonnaise in place of regular mayonnaise.
Does Hellmans mayo contain milk?need lactose free and gluten free mayo also allergic to coconut will almond milk work
Hi Brenda! Hellman’s mayo does not contain any dairy or lactose. There’s no coconut in this recipe, but if you’d like to sub the soy milk with almond milk, you can.
How can this be a dairy free dip if it uses mayo?
Hi Catherine, thanks for your question. Mayo is a dairy-free product in that it contains no milk or lactose. (It does contain eggs, but eggs aren’t usually considered a dairy product.) I hope this helps!
I made this for a get-together yesterday and it was very good, but there is way too much garlic powder (and this is coming from a garlic lover) in the recipe. It kind of burns your mouth, there’s so much. My sister-in-law was very excited to have ranch since discovering she has a dairy allergy a few years ago. We all agreed that this recipe is a keeper, but with less garlic powder. I’ll probably use only 1/2 teaspoon next time I make it and see how that tastes and add a little if needed.
Note: When I first mixed it up, it was runny, but after being in the fridge for a few hours, it thickened up nicely and was the perfect consistency.
That’s not dairy free it has mayonnaise
Hi Sall, mayonnaise contains egg but not dairy products like milk or butter.