Ranch Style Salad Dressing

The always versatile ranch dressing! You already know what to use it for: as a salad dressing, to dip, or whatever you like.
This is a quick one after you have the ingredients and do a little chopping. Give them a little mix and you’re set.
Also works great as a wash before dredging chicken tenders or fish n’ chips!

What I enjoy in this recipe is the little bit of red wine vinegar that gives a little more depth and a bit of a sour kick! At the same time, it’s good for our health in several ways. Red wine vinegar has powerful antioxidants like resveratrol you find in red wine. Antioxidants like that and the anthocyanins help our bodies function better and keep it, and our skin, from aging.


  • 3/4 cups GFCF sour cream
  • 3/4 cups GFCF mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup GFCF milk
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chives
  • 2 tsp shallot
  • 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp celery seeds
  • *Optional, 1-2 tsp French or Italian herb blend


  • Mince garlic or mash into a paste with a mortar and pestle (paste infuses better!)
  • Mince chives and shallots
  • Add all the ingredients to a bowl and whisk well
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour, allowing the flavors to blend
  • If the dressing is too thick, thin with water or GFCF milk to desired consistency
  • Makes 1 pint.




  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free



  1. cowgirlZita19

    you’re telling me i can still have ranch???

  2. derpinavinovinoOldTownFunkKobra KingZita

    gotta say this makes eating better easier. must try this tonight

  3. busybee88

    Is it possible to switch out the red wine vinegar?

  4. vinovinoOldTownFunk

    you can try regular vinegar, though i feel like red wine vinegar has more flavor

  5. busybee88

    I get that. But something about red wine vinegar, not a fan

  6. vinovinoOldTownFunk

    what? you poor soul

  7. Kobra King

    you can also substitute more lemon juice!

  8. Zita

    i like ACV as a substitute

  9. busybee88


  10. Zita

    ACV=apple cider vinegar. to be honest you either love it or you hate it. sure is tasty to me though

  11. busybee88

    Oh I see! That smelly one

  12. Kobra King

    don’t they all smell

  13. busybee88

    You’re not wrong. This one just….smells different?

  14. Kobra King

    i guess you’re right

  15. Zita

    it does have some extra funkiness. that’s the flavor of fermentation for ya

  16. OldTownFunk

    nothing wrong with a little funk

  17. Zita

    that’s what i’m saying

  18. busybee88

    I noticed they wrote ACV helps seasonal allergies??

  19. OldTownFunk

    oh dude, my friend straights up snorts it when his allergies get bad in the spring

  20. busybee88

    you’re kidding

  21. OldTownFunk

    but he swears by it! i haven’t done it myself though…

  22. busybee88

    Somehow, I don’t blame you

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