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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)

Dairy-Free Ranch Dip. A perfect dip recipe for kids who are lactose intolerant.

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.

Dairy-Free Ranch Dip. A perfect dip recipe for kids who are lactose intolerant.

Then, we filled the “soil” with some chopped broccoli.

Dairy-Free Ranch Dip. A perfect dip recipe for kids who are lactose intolerant.

Dairy-Free Ranch Dip. A perfect dip recipe for kids who are lactose intolerant.

Dairy-Free Ranch Dip. A perfect dip recipe for kids who are lactose intolerant.

 This snack just makes me feel like spring!

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Garden Party Dairy-Free Ranch Dip

Garden Party Dairy-Free Ranch Dip
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 15 m


  • 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
Serve With:
  • 1 medium – cucumber
  • 2 medium – carrot
  • 1 cup – cherry tomatoes


  1. Mix all ingredients together and chill until ready to serve with veggies.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition per serving % daily value
  • Calories: 139 7%
  • Fat: 7 g 11%
  • Carb: 17 g 6%
  • Fiber: 2 g 8%
  • Protein: 2 g 4%
  • Sugar: 5 g
written by
Amy Roskelley

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Jessica says:

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!

Cc says:

I used rice milk and it was yummy!

Brittany says:

Could I use Greek Yogurt instead of mayo?

Amy says:

Yes Brittany! it’s still good!

Michelle says:

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!

Rachel says:

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?

Briana says:

What if I can’t have Greek yogurt or mayo? Any other suggestions??

Amy says:

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.

Jera says:

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.

Lori says:

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!

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