Strawberry Vinaigrette and Salad

Today I’m sharing part two in this three-part series on my favorite homemade salad dressings. If you missed part one on Strawberry Vinaigrette you can find it here. Part two is really two recipes for Ranch. The first is made with heavy cream for a traditional creamy dressing that’s low carb and keto diet friendly. The second has a coconut milk base. While it may sound strange, it actually doesn’t taste like coconut at all. I discovered this when doing the Whole30 several years ago. Full fat coconut milk (the unsweetened kind) makes an excellent substitute for whole milk or cream in Paleo/Whole30 or dairy-free cooking. It comes in a can and is often stocked near the condensed milk in the baking aisle or near the Thai/Asian ingredients.

At the bottom of this post, you’ll also find a free link to download the jar labels shown in the photos. If you don’t want to print your own you can also find these included in my Dressings & Vinegars Label Collection on Etsy.

Prep Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 15 MINS
Yield: 1 Cup
TAGS: Dressings | CONDIMENTS | SPRING | PALEO | WHOLE30 | KETO | SALAD

Strawberry Vinaigrette and Salad

This recipe yields one cup. I’m a big fan of Ranch with a strong dill taste as noted by the proportions below. If you prefer less dill, reduce the amount and optionally add a bit more of the other herbs. Any leftover dressing will keep in the fridge for a few weeks. Keep in mind that the fats in homemade dressing may solidify in the fridge. This is normal and does not mean the dressing has gone bad. Simply set it out a room temperature for a few minutes before serving and give it a good shake.

Ingredients

For Creamy Keto Ranch

  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise (I like Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayo)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

For Dairy-Free Paleo and Whole30-Compliant Ranch

  • 1/3 cup real mayonnaise (I like Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayo)
  • 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk

For Both Versions

  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt (more or less to taste)
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Dash of paprika

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or bullet-style blender cup. Blend or whip thoroughly with an electric mixer.
  2. Serve and enjoy, or refrigerate for future use.

Serving Suggestions

Three of my favorite ways to enjoy this dressing include:

  • Atop a fresh salad made with romaine lettuce, bacon, red onions, and avocado
  • As the “sauce” on chicken-bacon-ranch pizza (my favorite low-carb crust is “Fathead Pizza Crust“)
  • As a dipping sauce for buffalo chicken
Ranch Dressing
Salad Dressing Set with Printable Labels

Downloadable Labels

Package your homemade dressing in style with these downloadable labels. The template is set up for these 2-inch round stickers. You can also use these full-page white labels and cut them into squares. Stay tuned for part three in this series to get the Italian vinaigrette recipie.

Salad Dressing Set with Printable Labels
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Ranch Dressing Two Ways: Creamy Keto and Dairy-Free

Course Condiment, Dressings, Salad
Cuisine American, Keto, Low-Carb, Paleo, Spring, Whole30
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup

Ingredients

For Creamy Keto Ranch

  • 1/4 cup real mayonnaise I like Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayo
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup sour cream

For Dairy-Free Paleo and Whole30-Compliant Ranch

  • 1/3 cup real mayonnaise I like Primal Kitchen’s avocado oil mayo
  • 2/3 cup full-fat coconut milk

For Both Versions

  • 1 tsp dill
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt more or less to taste
  • Dash of black pepper
  • Dash of paprika

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar or bullet-style blender cup. Blend or whip thoroughly with an electric mixer.
  2. Serve and enjoy, or refrigerate for future use.

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