Dump Ranch

Here’s the back story to our famous Dump Ranch and how we created it. One day we were sitting around thinking  about how we could come up with a clean ranch that was easy to make. We wanted one that didn’t require you to drizzle olive oil into a blender and pray to the dressing Gods that it would emulsify.

The thought came to us that if we can make a traditional mayo using an immersion blender, then why not make ranch dressing the same way? It had to be easy and hence the word “dump”, because we wanted a recipe where you could just dump ingredients in a jar and blend.

The moment we first tasted it we looked at each other and thought this is going to be a winner!! It was so fun to watch as it went up on Instagram for the first time. It was so exciting to see all the positive responses from followers, they couldn’t wait to try our Dump Ranch!

The concept of making this with pretty simple ingredients you have on hand was intriguing to those who were craving a clean ranch dressing. Although the real test came within the next few weeks as word got out and followers were tagging #DumpRanch on their own posts. We still can’t believe how Dump Ranch has taken on a life of its own!

Our clean Dump Ranch has been a winner from the beginning! You can make it from staple pantry ingredients. it's so easy that you just DUMP all the ingredients together to make it. That's how it got it's name. Head on over to our website to get the step by step instructions. Once you make it you will never buy bottled ranch again. | whole30 dressing recipes | whole30 approved recipes | healthy ranch dressing | dump ranch recipes | homemade ranch dressing || Whole Sisters Blog

Our clean Dump Ranch has been a winner from the beginning! You can make it from staple pantry ingredients. it's so easy that you just DUMP all the ingredients together to make it. That's how it got it's name. Head on over to our website to get the step by step instructions. Once you make it you will never buy bottled ranch again. | whole30 dressing recipes | whole30 approved recipes | healthy ranch dressing | dump ranch recipes | homemade ranch dressing || Whole Sisters Blog

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List of ingredients needed to get started to make the best Dump Ranch with clean ingredients.

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We’re constantly asked all the time what brands we use to make our ranch, we are in NO WAY paid to endorse these brands, it’s just the ones we like and have always given us the best results.

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This step is really important, make sure you are using “light” olive oil, if you use regular your dressing will have an oily taste to it. Many of our followers like using avocado oil, but we always prefer the light olive oil.

Tip: You can buy light olive oil in bulk at Costco and it’s way more affordable.

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Our original recipe called for the egg to be at room temperature, not anymore! In the past few years of making our Dump Ranch we no longer worry about warming the egg, we take it straight from the fridge, it will emulsify just fine. Eliminating this step just makes it so much easier to mix up a batch in a few minutes.

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Lemon juice or fresh lemon juice works great too!

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Red Wine Vinegar.

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Salt.

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Black Pepper, any type.

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Onion Powder.

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Garlic Powder.

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Often we get asked what brand of coconut milk we use, the answer tends to be either Thai Kitchen or another great one is the Sprouts brand too. Just make sure you are buying FULL fat coconut milk or it won’t thicken up properly. Never use the carton coconut milk, it doesn’t have the right consistency to thicken the Dump Ranch.

It’s recommend mixing the can of ingredients to incorporated the liquid and the top cream before measuring. Nicole likes to use only the top cream portion to make more of a thick ranch to use as dip. Nan likes the mixed version. You will figure out what works best for you and your preference after you make it a couple times.

Here’s another trick that we love when you have a whole can of left over coconut milk, simply save the remaining ingredients by portioning out 1/2 cup measurements to freeze. Our favorite is placing the 1/2 cup measurements into silicone baking cups  in a muffin tin to freeze.

Once frozen, you can pop them out of the silicone cups and place them in a gallon ziplock bag for the freezer. You’ll love when you want to make more Dump Ranch your coconut milk is already measured and just needs to be defrosted in the microwave for 30 seconds. Here is the link to those silicone baking cups  and are usually around $6. Lifesaver!!!

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Another change that has been incorporated in this recipe is the herb of choice doesn’t have to be fresh, lets be honest it’s not always easy to have fresh ingredients on hand. When you want your Dump Ranch, you just want to make it from your pantry ingredients. If we have fresh we will use it every time, but we don’t stress if we’re out! We tend to make Dump Ranch every 5 days so always having fresh ingredients on hand isn’t always feasible.

Our clean Dump Ranch has been a winner from the beginning! You can make it from staple pantry ingredients. it's so easy that you just DUMP all the ingredients together to make it. That's how it got it's name. Head on over to our website to get the step by step instructions. Once you make it you will never buy bottled ranch again. | whole30 dressing recipes | whole30 approved recipes | healthy ranch dressing | dump ranch recipes | homemade ranch dressing || Whole Sisters Blog

Now here comes the fun part of dumping all the ingredients. We like to end with dumping the herbs last, so they don’t get blending up until the very end.

Our clean Dump Ranch has been a winner from the beginning! You can make it from staple pantry ingredients. it's so easy that you just DUMP all the ingredients together to make it. That's how it got it's name. Head on over to our website to get the step by step instructions. Once you make it you will never buy bottled ranch again. | whole30 dressing recipes | whole30 approved recipes | healthy ranch dressing | dump ranch recipes | homemade ranch dressing || Whole Sisters Blog

Blend with an immersion blender in a wide mouth mason jar for approximately one minute! Start with the immersion blender at the bottom of your jar working your way up to the top, don’t start moving your blender upwards until you see it thickening up. Also, don’t start incorporating your fresh herbs until the last 15 seconds or it will turn your ranch green.. Here is the link to our favorite immersion blender!

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Now enjoy this Dump Ranch on salads, as veggies dip, on baked potatoes, on tacos, let’s be honest the choices are endless. Store it in the fridge and we recommend using it within 7 days, although we easily use it by then. Hope you enjoy this recipe and love serving your family a clean ranch dressing!

Our clean Dump Ranch has been a winner from the beginning! You can make it from staple pantry ingredients. it's so easy that you just DUMP all the ingredients together to make it. That's how it got it's name. Head on over to our website to get the step by step instructions. Once you make it you will never buy bottled ranch again. | whole30 dressing recipes | whole30 approved recipes | healthy ranch dressing | dump ranch recipes | homemade ranch dressing || Whole Sisters Blog

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Dump Ranch

Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup "light" olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup full fat canned coconut milk, stirred
  • 1 handful fresh herb of choice or 3 tablespoons dried parsley

Instructions

Blend with an immersion blender in a wide mouth mason jar for approximately one minute! Don't start incorporating herbs until the last 15 seconds or it will turn your ranch green. Store in the fridge up to one week, if you still have any left!

Notes

  • 3 tablespoons dried parsley may be used in place of fresh herbs, really any dried herbs you like will work.
  • If using fresh, we grab a large handful. Our favorites are cilantro, parsley and dill.
  • Start with the immersion blender at the bottom of your jar working your way up to the top, don't start moving your blender upwards until you see it thickening up.
  • We get this question all the time, what do I do if my ranch is too thin? Well there may be a couple reasons why. First did you use full fat "canned" coconut milk? This plays a big factor in how much it thickens up. If you want a dip like consistency use only the solid cream, but for those that like a runnier dressing use more liquid. Sometimes just being in the fridge a few hours will thicken it right up.
  • Make sure you're using an immersion blender for guaranteed success, a regular blender will make it tricky to emulsify it all correctly.
  • Use a small container, we like using a mason jar or salad dressing container.
  • HERE IS THE TRICK TO SAVING YOUR DUMP RANCH....if your ranch never thickens it probably didn't emulsifying properly, just add another egg! Yep, that's all it takes to quickly save all those ingredients. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Tablespoon

Amount Per Serving

Calories 68

% Daily Value

Total Fat 8 g

12%

Sodium 75 mg

3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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  1. This is by far my FAVORITE salad dressing! We use it all the time. Instead of coconut milk, I use unsweetened coconut yogurt. I do, however, make this in my food processor and slowly add the oil to ensure emulsification. It really doesn’t take that much longer.

  2. Went to check out ” the link to our favorite immersion blender”, but it only took me to amazon. com and no direct link. Just wanted you to be aware of this. I can’t wait to try the dump ranch recipe as my son could basically drink Hidden Valley Ranch dressing and I’m doing to do a switch a roo on him. Just need to purchase the immersion blender first. If you kindly provide the link I would greatly appreciate it.

  3. I just made this and was a bit sceptical, but lo and behold, this stuff is FANTASTIC!!!!! I don’t have a immersion blender, just used my Ninja blender and it mixed fine. Thank you for this recipe!

    1. We haven’t tried this but our good friend substitutes 1/3 cup raw cashews because they have an egg allergy as well. She says it’s not as thick as when you use an egg but the flavors are still great!

      1. We decided if we’re going to give suggestions we should try making it. We made it yesterday with cashews and here are a few suggestions. You need to mix it longer than you usually do when making it with an egg. DON’T add the herbs until it is fully mixed. The flavors are good, but not as good as when made with an egg, just our personal preference. Another note, is when you send it in a lunch it will separate, unlike when made with the egg. Verdict: if you absolutely can’t have eggs, this is worth it!!!

  4. I absolutely love this recipe! A friend recommended this recipe to me. I followed the recipe exactly with the use of cilantro and green onion as the fresh herbs. I let it sit in the fridge for a few hours then tried it with fresh veggies. OMG! I will never buy Ranch dressing from the store again!

  5. Is red wine vinegar essential? It is a migraine trigger and I need to stay away from that. Thanks! What could I use instead? I can’t have anything along the balsamic vinegar lines either.

  6. I need some help. I’ve made this four times and it is always water thin. My current batch has 4 eggs in it. No thicker. I follow the recipe exactly. Measure precisely, and it’s just water. What could I be doing?

    1. Thats so frustrating, were sorry. Are you using an immersion blender in a small jar or narrow dressing container? What canned coconut milk are you using?

    1. You can use 1/3 cup soaked cashews. The flavors will be pretty close yet the texture will be slightly different, but it will work.

  7. I just made this dressing and omg, it is amazing! I am so excited to have a healthy version of ranch, thanks so much for sharing.

  8. I am blown away at how good this is. Seriously the best ranch I have ever had. I think next time i will use more of the coconut cream to make it a bit thicker, but I am so in love with this recipe, THANK YOU❤❤

  9. Just made this and forgot the lemon juice. Will this significantly impact flavor or how long it can be stored?

    1. We would just add it now, doesn’t need to be added with mixing. It will change the flavor slightly without the lemon juice. It will store around 1 week.

  10. Like others I was a bit skeptical but I tried it tonight. Only change I made was to use Avocado oil instead of light Olive oil. It was amazing! Fantastic over my fresh greens and wild caught salmon dinner!

  11. I made this for the first time yesterday. I will NEVER purchase store Ranch again! This is as good as the dressing I have had at an Amish restuarant in Indiana! Amazing! So easy and quick with my stick blender. Thanks for sharing!

  12. So I have made this dressing at least 100 times as I have been on The Whole30 for about 2 years. I always utilize the same light tasting olive oil from Costco. I made it the other night and it tastes oily…the only other time it tasted like that was when I used regular olive oil. Any suggestions on what went wrong?

    1. If you haven’t changed any of the ingredients it sounds like its not emulsifying correctly. Make sure you’re using the small slender container, so it thickens up properly. Good luck!

  13. I used the proper amount of vinegar, but I feel like that’s all I can taste. Any suggestions to correct that? I added more coconut milk and spices to this batch

    1. We have never heard of the vinegar over powering the other flavors. We would just cut the amount in half and see if you like it better. Good Luck You are using red wine vinegar correct?

  14. I just made this and it tastes great. One question…..Is it okay with organic eggs? It doesn’t say they are pasteurized. TIA.

  15. Hey there!! Love this dressing!! Wondered if y’all have ever used coconut cream instead of milk? Would that change anything? Thanks!

  16. Finally took the plunge. So easy, fast, and delicious! I used rice wine vinegar because that’s what I had and dried parsley and fresh chives for the herbs because that’s what I had. I don’t like wine or vinegar so I used a scant tbls of the vinegar because I was afraid. It was fine, so next time I’ll follow the recipe as written. You ladies know your stuff! Thank you for doing the hard work to bring this into our lives.

  17. Heed the warning of “light” olive oil! I don’t know if there is any way to fix it because other that the obvious flavor of olive oil it is amazing! Have you ever tried it with avocado or another oil?

  18. This was by far the best Ranch dressing I have had to date. It tastes exactly like ranch and you could not tell that there was no dairy inside. I’ve gone dairy free and often dairy free dishes fall short, bit definitely not the case here! Super fast and easy to make.

  19. I made this and it was fabulous!! We served it over a blt wedge salad so delicious!! I do have a question. I am concerned about the raw egg? Is it safe to eat without the possibility of Salmonella?? It also applies to your homemade mayo also??

    1. It’s a personal choice, we have made Dump Ranch weekly for 3 years and have never been sick. Many recommend using a pasteurized egg, cleaning the shell well before using or making sure you don’t use an egg with cracks. Either way we have no fear of using raw eggs but understand it makes others uncomfortable. We love Dump Ranch and out of the thousand of followers who make it daily we have never had one say they got sick! Hope that helps!

  20. So what happens if extra virgin olive oil is used in place of light? I saw this recipe and we are such big ranch eaters that I had to try it!!! We have converted to clean eating and am very excited with all the good feedback!

  21. Wow!! Absolutely amazing! I used my Bullet to blend it without the herbs and it blended fine. I used fresh cilantro and dill weed as well as garlic infused apple cider vinegar. So so yummy! Thank you!

  22. I was trying to figure out full nutrition facts – do you know how much volume this whole recipe makes? I see you have the calories listed but I need carb count. Thanks!

    1. That is because its not a significant amount of carb, it’s 0.2 grams. When it’s that low the nutritional facts don’t count it.

  23. Does the coconut milk give this recipe a sweet taste? I detest store-bought dressing. I’m currently making the 1/2 c. mayo, 1/2 c. milk, spoon of sour cream and ranch seasoning. I need GOOD tasting, healthier dressing in my life!

  24. Wow. Just wow. So good!!! I’m in the UK and barely ever find ranch in the shops and I miss it! This is EXCELLENT! Thank you!

  25. I love this recipe so much! Along with the fresh parsley, I also like to use a clove of garlic instead of the powder. It amps up the flavor and nutrition!