It’s much easier to go casein-free if you have replacements for some of your child’s culinary favorites. Creamy ranch dressing is one of them.
This recipe is a great alternative to traditional ranch dressing.
Casein-free Ranch Dressing
1 cup vegan mayonnaise (like Vegenaise)
1/4 cup rice or almond milk (if needed to thin out the dressing)
1 tsp garlic powder*
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp black pepper
2 tsp dried parsley
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/2 tsp dried dill
Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge until ready to use.
To use this ranch dressing as a dip, make it thicker by adding a extra mayonnaise (and less or no rice milk). Place the dip in the fridge. Depending on your brand of vegan mayo, the dressing may thicken and set as it cools.
*At the time I made this, my son was sensitive to garlic (and we are Italian! Sheesh!) so I omitted it and the dressing still tasted great.
Let me know if you like this as much as we do! Happy eating!
This post is featured on Healing with Foods Friday.