This recipe for low histamine ranch dressing is gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and made with fresh herbs. It’s also easy to make and doesn’t require any special ingredients. The green onion, dill, onion powder and garlic in this dressing give it a fresh and flavorful taste. The coconut cream gives this dressing a creamy texture! These ingredients also provide several health benefits. The best part is that this dressing can be whipped up in a high-speed blender in about 5 minutes. I love to use this low histamine ranch dressing to drizzle onto my salads or as a dip for veggies!
Why You’ll Love This Dressing
It’s low histamine, duh!
It tastes so fresh and creamy.
It is perfect to drizzle over salads or dip veggies in.
This dressing is super kid-friendly!
It can be made in about 5 minutes.
This dressing is gluten free, dairy free and vegan.
What Is The Low Histamine Diet?
The low histamine diet may help people who develop symptoms, such as sneezing, itching, or hives, in response to foods that contain histamine. It can also help people diagnosed with histamine intolerance or Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. Histamine is a chemical that occurs naturally in the body and in some foods. The low histamine diet can sometimes be helpful to decrease the amount of histamine in a person’s body, thus decreasing their symptoms. Foods with lower levels of histamine typically include fresh, unprocessed produce. Fermented foods tend to have high levels. Histamine levels in foods can be difficult to quantify, that is why it can seem like every histamine list you see online is different. This can be super frustrating! Personally, I have found the most success following the SIGHI list and working with a nutritionist who specializes in MCAS. If you are looking for more information on the low histamine diet, histamine intolerance and MCAS, Dr. Becky Campbell is a great resource that I trust!
Most salad dressings you will find at the store are high in histamine, which is why I wanted to share my low histamine ranch dressing recipe! I have been making this one for quite a few years now (since I had to go dairy free) and it is one of my absolute faves. I also really love this low histamine green goddess dressing. Stay tuned, because I am going to continue to add more low histamine dressing options!
All you need to make this low histamine ranch dressing is a blender. I have been loving this blender lately because it is super easy to clean (so helpful for those of us with limited energy)!
Coconut Cream: Coconut cream is a thick, rich cream that is made from the white flesh of mature coconuts. It is similar to heavy cream in consistency, but it has a unique coconut flavor. Coconut cream is a popular ingredient in many Asian and Caribbean cuisines and it is also becoming increasingly popular in Western cuisine. It is a good source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which are a type of fat that your body can easily digest and convert into energy. Coconut cream is also a good source of potassium, magnesium, and vitamins C and E. I use the mini can of coconut cream which is 5.4 oz, but you can also scoop the coconut cream out of a can of coconut milk. Coconut cream is a super helpful swap in recipes if you are new to the low histamine diet! The coconut cream in this recipe needs to be refrigerated overnight prior to making this recipe.
Lemon: Lemon juice adds a bright and refreshing flavor to this salad dressing. It also helps to balance out the richness of other ingredients. In addition to its flavor and texture benefits, lemon juice is also a good source of vitamin C. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant that helps to protect cells from damage. Some people with MCAS or histamine intolerance are unable to tolerate lemon juice. If that is the case, omit it. Others may be able to tolerate small amounts. It is important to always consult with your doctor before trying a new food. Personally, I am able to tolerate small amounts of lemon juice. Fresh lemon juice is always my preference!
Dill: Dill is a flavorful herb that can be used in a variety of dishes, from salads to soups to stews. It is also a good source of nutrients, including vitamins A and C, calcium, iron, and magnesium. Dill is known to help with digestion by stimulating the production of digestive enzymes. It can also help to relieve gas and bloating. It is also a good source of antioxidants, which help to protect cells from damage and an anti-inflammatory. I prefer to use fresh dill here!
Green Onions: Green onions, also known as scallions or spring onions, are a nutrient-rich vegetable that has a variety of health benefits. They are a good source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as minerals such as iron, calcium, and magnesium. Green onions are also low in calories and fat. I picked these green onions straight from my Lettuce Grow, which is a hydroponic farmstand. I am absolutely obsessed with it because I live in a city and I am able to grow fresh vegetables on my balcony! If you want to try one, LESSWITHLAUR gets you a discount.
Basil: Basil is a popular herb that is used in a variety of cuisines around the world. It has a strong, aromatic flavor that can be used to enhance the taste of many dishes. Basil is also a good source of nutrients and has a number of health benefits. I also picked this basil from my Lettuce Grow!
Onion Powder: Onion powder adds flavor to this low histamine ranch dressing! Onion powder is a convenient and versatile ingredient that can be used to add flavor to a variety of dishes. It is also a good source of nutrients and has a number of health benefits. It is always great to have on hand!
Salt: My favorite salt is Redmond’s Real Salt because it is high-quality and made with zero fillers. If you use my discount code LESSWITHLAUR you can get 15% off their website.
Step 1: Gather your ingredients.
Step 2: Combine all ingredients in a high speed blender and pulse until blended, about 15 seconds. Don’t over blend the dressing or it will turn green!
This low histamine ranch dressing can be stored in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you have severe histamine issues, I would definitely recommend preparing this dressing and consuming it immediately. This is another reason that I like to make small batches of this dressing!
Does ranch dressing have histamine?
Yes. Your typically store bought ranch dressing is high in histamine. That’s why I created this one instead!
What are low histamine salad dressings?
Low histamine salad dressings are dressings made with lower histamine ingredients. They will typically be fresh and homemade. If you are looking for another option, try my low histamine green goddess salad dressing.
Is mayonnaise low histamine?
No, mayonnaise is not low histamine, as it contains higher histamine foods.
Be sure to try these low histamine recipes next:
Low Histamine Ranch Dressing
- 1 high-speed blender
- 1 can coconut cream 5.4 oz
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 tsp fresh dill
- 3 leaves fresh basil
- 2 tsp fresh green onion
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- dash salt
- 2 tsp lemon juice if tolerated
- Combine all ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend for about 15 seconds.