Finding salad dressing options that are both delicious and low FODMAP can be tricky. Making dressings from scratch has been a great option to avoid those pesky garlic, onions, and high fructose corn syrup ingredients. Low FODMAP Mexican Ranch Dressing Recipe adds such a great spicy, creamy, delicious flavor to not only a Mexican salad but also burgers - quesadilla burgers, to be exact. It is a delicious recipe that has big flavors, can be modified to your personal taste, and takes five minutes!
It is such a simple recipe without a lot of ingredients. Simply equal parts of lactose-free sour cream, salsa, taco seasoning, and ranch seasoning to create a delicious low FODMAP salad dressing. Build a simple side salad with Mexican flavors for a quick lunch. On top of a bed of lettuce, add pepper jack cheese, fresh cilantro, canned black beans - rinsed well, diced Jalapeno pepper, diced red pepper, black olives, a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and some crushed tortilla chips to act like a crouton. Top it all with Mexican ranch dressing. Consider lunch done.
- Lactose-Free Sour Cream - If you can tolerate lactose, use regular sour cream.
- Salsa - Make a batch of homemade salsa or buy a certified low FODMAP version.
- Taco Seasoning - Make your own or buy a certified low FODMAP version.
- Ranch Seasoning - Make your own or buy a certified low FODMAP version.
See the recipe card for the exact measurements and complete instructions. Selected ingredients are based on current serving sizes measured by the Monash FODMAP App at the time of publishing. As always, follow your gut and modify as needed.Jump to Recipe
Add the sour cream, salsa, taco seasoning, and ranch seasoning in a mason jar.
With an immersion blender or a food processor, mix up the Mexican Ranch dressing until smooth. If you want to skip this step and stir the dressing with a spoon instead, you certainly can. It will not be as smooth but still delicious and more of a rustic style.
Cover the Mexican Ranch dressing with a cover and store it in the refrigerator. The dressing will last up to 4-5 days.
- Sour Cream Options - Use low-fat, lactose-free, full-fat - whatever works for you.
- Salsa Options - Salsa Verde would be a delicious option.
- Sour Cream - Instead of using sour cream, use a low FODMAP ranch dressing and skip the ranch seasoning.
- Spicy - Add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce to make a spicy version of Mexican Ranch Dressing!
- Smokey - Add ½ teaspoon of chipotle powder to homemade Mexican ranch dressing for a different flavor profile.
- Right Consistency for Use - You can use this Low FODMAP Mexican Ranch Dressing Recipe in various ways. If you want it to be more dip-like, add an extra ½ cup of sour cream after you blend it.
Keep the Mexican ranch dressing in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. I love using a mason jar. It will keep for 4-5 days. I would not freeze this dressing. It would be a better option to make a new batch instead of freezing it.
Meal Planning Options
What meals and side dishes can Low FODMAP Mexican ranch dressing recipe be utilized in? As a topping option for quesadilla burgers, taco pie, carnitas, or chicken fajitas. As an alternative to homemade Western dressing for Dorito taco salads. It would bring a creamy element to that taco salad. Use it as a dipping option for chicken flautas instead of lime crema. Use it as a veggie dip for raw veggies like sliced red pepper, fresh jalapenos, or even tortilla chips - no judgment here.
Mexi-Ranch Dressing. Try this copycat recipe for a Low FODMAP Mexican ranch dressing for a homemade and delicious version. It has no garlic, onions, or lactose!
In an airtight container, Mexican ranch dressing will last 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Do the sniff test before using it if it is after that time frame. If anything smells off or the color is off, toss it out. It is better to be safe than sorry.
Low FODMAP Mexican Ranch Dressing Recipe
- In a mason jar or an airtight container, add the sour cream, salsa, taco seasoning, and ranch seasoning.
- With an immersion blender or food processor, combine all ingredients until smooth. Or mix it up for a more rustic version.
- Store dressing in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.