Monday, June 6, 2011

Gluten Free, Dairy Free Mock Hidden Valley Ranch Mix

Here is my dry GF CF Ranch Dressing Mix :

  • 2 Tbsp parsley
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  1. Mix all together and store in an airtight  container.  
  2. To use, mix 1 teaspoon of dry mix with 1/2 cup gluten free, dairy free mayonnaise, and a dash of fish sauce.  Thin with your favorite dairy free milk until desired consistency.
Cook's Note:
     In the normal Hidden Valley Ranch salad dressing they use MSG.  The substitute for MSG flavor is equal parts sugar and salt with a dash of fish sauce.  Since this recipe already contains sugar and salt, I  simply added the dash of fish sauce.


  1. I am so so happy to have found this recipe! Thank you so much! My 5 year old daughter is newly dairy free and she puts ranch on EVERYTHING!! I'm just wondering how long a batch lasts in the fridge once it's mixed with the df mayo? Not sure if it matters or not but I did not put the fish sauce in it....

    Thanks again!

  2. I am so happy that it works for your daughter! That makes my day! It was good for about a week. Longer than that and it starts to look questionable.

    I don't think it would matter about the fish sauce. It is there if you are looking for flavor enhancement, like MSG.

  3. Thanks for this recipe! I have a 4 year old little guy who is very happy that I found this post. I'm also eating dairy free for my newborn. Your post is a big blessing! This is going to show my culinary ignorance but what exactly is fish sauce?

  4. You are so welcome! I am glad it will be of use to you. And fish sauce is anchovy extract, sugar, and salt.