This Honey Mustard Ranch recipe is the sauce dreams are made of. Great for a french fry dipping sauce, salad dressing, or on chicken tenders, it's the perfect combination of sweet and savory.
Do you guys remember those nights in college where you didn’t have a lot of food left in the fridge, but condiments were always well stocked? You’d end up attempting to make a new food group out of it - some kind of crazy sauce that was most likely Hidden Valley ranch mixed with ketchup and some kind of spicy sauce. And this combination would be irresistible on all types of pizza at approximately 3am. This dressing is pretty much that sauce. It’s basically my two favorite things - honey mustard and ranch dressing all combined into one. And I have Chrissy Teigen to thank for it.
As I write my own cookbook, I’ve been more observant of how my favorites have structured theirs. What do they write about? How did they choose these recipes? What makes this book unique to them? In an effort to branch out and see what others have written besides my beloved Ina Garten, I ordered Chrissy’s Cravings cookbook from Amazon. I’ll admit that there’s not a ton of things you can make that follow migraine diet restrictions, but her captions are hilarious and the recipes have tons of personality.
Milk - My favorite tip is making faux buttermilk at home. You mix together 1 cup of milk with 1 tablespoon of white vinegar and allow it to sit for 5 minutes until thick. I’ve used this many times for pancakes and it works like a charmAnd if you are dairy free you can definitely substitute hemp or oat milk. The only difference I find is that the dressing doesn’t get as thick as regular milk.
Mayo - I use Primal Kitchen or Sir Kensington’s Organic. There’s also this recipe for homemade mayonnaise if you can’t find either or prefer to make your own. And this aquafaba mayo recipe does not contain eggs.
Dijon - My favorite dijon is Annie's Naturals. Regular mustard would work here too, I just prefer the flavor of dijon.
Spices - don't skip the paprika, garlic powder, and oregano. They're necessary for the "ranch" flavoring.
How to Use Honey Mustard Ranch
This dressing sort of reminds me of Dorito’s Cool Ranch flavor which is most definitely not allowed on a migraine diet (sad, I know). I like to use it on my lunch salads with pulled naked chicken, cucumber, corn, black beans, and some crunched up tortilla chips. It would also be awesome as a vegetable dip for snacks and parties.
Here are some other recipes it would be great with:
I know it sounds weird, but I promise you’ll love it. And if you don’t, you can blame Chrissy Teigen.
Other Dressing Ideas
For more dressings and sauces like this honey mustard ranch, see these posts!
Honey-Mustard Ranch Dressing
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup milk or milk substitute
- 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- 2 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons honey
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon paprika
- kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- In a separate bowl, combine the milk or milk sub with the distilled white vinegar and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile mix together all your ingredients. Whisk in faux buttermilk and taste. Season with kosher salt and fresh black pepper. Chill for at least 15 minutes to allow it to thicken.
- If using a milk substitute, the dressing will not be as thick as regular milk.
This post has been updated August 13, 2021 with new recipe tips and photos.