Dishing Up the Dirt

Farm Fresh Ranch Coleslaw

My husband loves ranch dressing (Hidden Valley to be exact!) It’s literally one of his favorite condiments. However, since having kids we don’t have it in the house because we both agree the ingredients are literally poison and we don’t want to feed that crap to our kids. However, a good ranch dressing is still within reach and we don’t have to deprive ourselves on pizza night or when we have too many veggies that need eating and just want a tasty dip for them. I’ve made the dressing a few different ways over the years. With buttermilk and dried herbs all the way to this version using a combination of fresh and dried herbs, Greek yogurt and homemade mayo. The result is a delicious, fresh and creamy dressing that tastes great in this coleslaw but also as a marinade for chicken, served as a dip for fresh veggies, or our favorite- as the best dipping sauce for cheese pizza.

This coleslaw uses fresh veggies from our CSA harvest this week. Thinly sliced turnips, cabbage and dill. It’s absolutely delicious in its simplicity and I hope you all love it as much as we do! Bonus– this is a kid friendly coleslaw. Both of my young girls gobbled this up and my oldest kept on saying “I think I really like salad now mama!”


Farm Fresh Ranch Coleslaw

Prep Time: 15 minutes    Cook Time: 0 minutes    Serves: 6

Ranch Dressing
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup homemade Mayonnaise (I like using avocado oil for seed oil free mayo)
  • 1/4 cup fresh minced dill
  • 2 Tablespoons minced scallion greens
  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  •  1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 of a large green cabbage, shredded (about 4 cups )
  • 4 salad turnips, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 2 Tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 2 scallions, minced (white and pale green parts)


  1. Prepare the dressing by combining all the ingredients in a small blender or use an immersion blender and blend until smooth. Taste for seasonings and adjust as needed.
  2. Add all the coleslaw ingredients to a large bowl and toss with half of the dressing. Add more dressing as needed.
  3. Serve chilled or at room temperature. (If you are serving this after it's been in the fridge, wait for 25 minutes before eating so the flavors have a chance to come alive again after being in the cold).


*Use this recipe as a guide and adjust measurements and ingredients as necessary.

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2 thoughts on “Farm Fresh Ranch Coleslaw

  1. Annie says:

    Love the ingredient of salad turnips and I’m looking forward to trying this one!

  2. Sylvia W says:

    This sounds yummy! I love coleslaw, and this is so easy to customize by simply swapping in vegan Greek yogurt! I am not actually vegan (yet) but I have a nasty allergy to anything that started as cow milk. Time to make a trip to my favorite farm stand for a bunch of brassicas!

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