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Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing (Keto)

Making your own Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing is so easy and quick, and so much tastier and healthier than the store-bought version. Pour it on salads or meats, or use as a dip or a marinade!

Whole30 Ranch Dressing

You know, if I knew that making your own Whole30 ranch dressing at home was this quick and easy, I would’ve started doing it way earlier! I think this may be my new favorite go-to dressing for everything.

Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing Recipe

All you need to make this paleo and Whole30 ranch dressing, besides the ingredients, is an immersion blender. Not only is it the best tool for making an egg-based creamy sauce or mayonnaise, I love how easy it is to clean up than when you use a regular blender.

In this recipe, a combination of an egg, avocado oil, coconut milk, and yummy spices are combined together to make America’s favorite dressing, and my picky husband said it might be better than the store-bought version he’s been eating!

Whole30 Ranch Dressing

Why I Don’t Buy Store Bought Ranch

Ranch is my husband’s favorite dressing so he’ll buy it for himself sometimes, but I personally never eat or touch the store bought version. The ones from the most popular brands are made with inflammatory vegetable oils which contain trans fat and are known to cause so many health issues.

There’s an incredible amount of processing to make soybean, corn, and canola oils, and most of them are already oxidized and rancid by the time they hit the shelves. This causes them to be highly inflammatory to the body, and it’s best to avoid them if you can.

Instead, in my paleo & Whole30 ranch dressing, I use avocado oil, which is much healthier and more stable, all while having a neutral flavor!

Ways to Enjoy This Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing

There are so many ways to use Whole30 ranch dressing, and it’s a versatile condiment that goes with almost all savory dishes. Here are some ideas:

  • Drizzled over salads (duh)
  • As a dip for veggies and crackers
  • As a marinade
  • Drizzled over meat dishes
  • As a dip for wings and coconut chicken
  • With fries

The possibilities are endless! Did I miss anything? Comment below: how would you enjoy this paleo & Whole30 ranch dressing?

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Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing

Course: Condiment, Sauce
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Blending time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 117 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

Making your own Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing is so easy and quick, and so much tastier and healthier than the store-bought version. Pour it on salads or meats, or use as a dip or a marinade!

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Ingredients

  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup avocado oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove

Equipment

  • Immersion blender

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a mouth just wide enough to fit the head of the immersion blender.

  2. Slowly lower the blender in to jar until it hits the bottom.

  3. Turn on the blender and let it run without moving until you see a white creamy cloud start forming from the bottom. It will rise up as the oil get slowly incorporated into the mixture.

  4. When most of the oil is blended in to the cloud, slowly lift the blender up while it's running.

  5. Lift the blender out of the jar. 

  6. Use the ranch dressing as a dip, marinade, or drizzle over salads and meats!

Nutrition Facts
Paleo & Whole30 Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 135mg 6%
Potassium 22mg 1%
Vitamin A 2.3%
Vitamin C 3.2%
Calcium 0.5%
Iron 1.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Whole30 Honey Mustard (Paleo, Vegan)

There’s nothing better than this Whole30 Honey Mustard that goes great with any kind of protein dish or on salads. It’s paleo and vegan, and you won’t notice that it’s sweetened with fruit instead of honey!

Whole30 Honey Mustard Sauce

Was anyone else obsessed with honey mustard growing up? I used that put that sh** on eeeverything. It started out innocently with some chicken nuggets or chicken tenders, and then it became a serious habit as I started putting it on everything savory.

Whole30 Honey Mustard Recipe

I still love it to this day, but I think this new version, Whole30 honey mustard, is the best I’ve tried yet. Even though there’s no honey, the sauce is still so dang delicious and sweetened with medjool dates. The subtle sweetness of the dates with the spiciness of the mustard is an incredible combo, and I’m kicking myself for not making this sooner in my life.

I’ve already been using it as a sauce, dip, and dressing on the daily and I haven’t gotten sick of it yet.

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And the best part? It comes together SO fast and so easily. Everything is thrown into the blender and you just blend it. If you don’t count the whole part where you have to soak the dates to soften them, it’s literally done in a minute.

Definitely my kinda recipe.

With just 5 ingredients (4 if you don’t count water), you’ll love this creamy and dreamy sauce made with the cleanest real foods, so feel free to load it up on everything!

Ways to Enjoy this Whole30 Honey Mustard

There are so many ways to enjoy this Whole30 honey mustard, and these are just a few ideas:

  • As marinade for chicken or pork
  • As salad dressing – you can add some water to thin it out if you want to use it this way.
  • As dip for chips, veggies, and cooked meats
  • Drizzled over your favorite gluten free avocado toast or in sandwiches and lettuce wraps
  • In deviled eggs, instead of regular mustard

How do you like enjoy honey mustard? Tell me in the comments below!

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Whole30 Honey Mustard

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 66 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

There's nothing better than this Whole30 Honey Mustard that goes great with any kind of protein dish or on salads. It's paleo and vegan, and you won't notice that it's sweetened with fruit instead of honey!

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak medjool dates in warm water for 10 minutes until they soften.

  2. Drain the medjool dates than place in a high powered blender with the rest of the ingredients.

  3. Blend until smooth and creamy.

  4. Serve as dip, dressing, sauce, or any way you enjoy honey mustard!

Nutrition Facts
Whole30 Honey Mustard
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 66 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Sodium 141mg 6%
Potassium 68mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Sugars 5g
Vitamin A 0.4%
Vitamin C 1.6%
Calcium 1.2%
Iron 1.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Regarding other affiliate links and affiliate relationships: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Thank you for your support and understanding.

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

This paleo and vegan Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is your new go-to spread for all things sweet, and it takes only 3 ingredients to make! You’ll love its natural sweetness without any added sugar. 

Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

There are times that I just want a small bite of something sweet and yummy, without consuming a ton of sugar (basically everyday…) especially after a meal. If you know what I’m talking about, I think you will love this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter recipe that’s super easy and only takes 3 ingredients to make (1 of them being salt… so does that even count?).

If you’ve ever had coconut butter before, you probably love it as much as I do. It’s full of healthy fats, so creamy, and has a naturally sweet taste to it that’s hard to beat. What makes it even better tasting is when you make coconut butter out of toasted coconut chips. The toasting process really brings out the sweetness even more, the color turns golden brown, and you’ll just want to eat it by the spoonfuls.

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And when you add some chocolate goodness to that toasted coconut butter? It’s just magic. I recently started using carob powder in place of cacao or cocoa powder because it doesn’t contain any caffeine and still acts the same in recipes to give that chocolatey taste. It’s also AIP friendly, which means even those on an autoimmune protocol can enjoy this treat as well!

Ever since making this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter, I’ve been using it as a spread on gluten free toast, eating it plain with a spoon, and putting a dollop over 100% dark chocolate bars to give it a little bit of sweetness. It does harden once it’s cooled, but all you need to is heat it up in the microwave for 10 seconds, or run the jar under hot running water for a minute, and it’ll soften up quickly.

Whether you are paleo, AIP, keto, or vegan, this Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is a delicious and healthy treat you can enjoy anytime those sugar cravings hit!

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Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)

Course: Condiment, Dessert
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 36 servings
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo and vegan Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter is your new go-to spread for all things sweet, and it takes only 3 ingredients to make! You'll love its natural sweetness without any added sugar. 

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Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. 

  2. Spread the coconut chips or shredded coconut in a thin layers on a baking sheet. Use 2 baking sheets, if needed.  

  3. Bake the coconut for 10-15 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. Make sure to keep an eye on them and take them out when they are golden brown as they can burn quickly. Shredded coconut will toast much quicker than coconut flakes. 

  4. Cool the coconut for 15 minutes. 

  5. Add the coconut to a blender or a food processor and process until smooth and runny.

  6. Add carob powder and sea salt and blend together until well mixed. The coconut butter should be extremely runny and thin. 

  7. Pour into jar with an airtight lid. It will firm up as it cools. Store at room temperature.

  8. The oil may separate and float to the top once it's fully cooled, while the coconut butter will harden. You can heat it up slightly (10 seconds in the microwave or run the jar under hot water) and stir together before using. 

  9. It will keep for up to a year at room temperature, but highly unlikely that it'll last that long!

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Toasted Coconut Butter (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan, AIP)
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Sodium 21mg 1%
Potassium 76mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 1g
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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