Keto Low-Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Ditch the store-bought Ranch dressing and make your own keto low-carb ranch dressing at home with this easy recipe.

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For those of us who are sticking to a specific diet, like the ketogenic diet or a low-carb lifestyle, it’s important to know what’s going in your food. That comes down to even the ingredients that are in your salad dressing.

Making your own salad dressings at home is the best way to ensure that nothing “extra” goes in and that you’re in control of the sugars and carbs.

I’ll admit, I started making ranch dressing at home when I moved to London and couldn’t easily get the powdered version I used to mix into mayonnaise. Once I started on a low-carb diet, I realized how great it was to be making my own dressing.

I no longer have to read the label on every bottle. I know exactly what goes in it.

Is Ranch Dressing Low Carb?

I kind of just assumed that any dressing that tastes good couldn’t be low carb. I think that kind of thinking was ingrained in me from previous diets where I thought if I wasn’t hating it, it wasn’t allowed. That’s so not the case with low carb.

Ranch Dressing is absolutely a low carb dressing, and it it’s a keto dressing too. We don’t add any sugar, milk or high-carb powders. The 2 tablespoon recommended serving has less than 1 gram of carbs.

There are two ingredients that are typically found in store-bought dressings that make them not keto – sugar and milk. In the powdered version, you’ll often find dried buttermilk, which contains about 3 grams of carbs in 1 tablespoon.

So you really want to avoid any store-bought versions that have added sugar and dried buttermilk.

Ranch Dressing and Veggies

Ingredients in Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing

There are a lot of spices and herbs in ranch dressing. If you’re planning to make it often, I would suggest buying herbs in bulk at Whole Foods, or where ever you’re able to shop for herbs. This will ensure you always have these spices on hand when needed.

You can also use fresh herbs, which will add tremendous flavor. It’s a rarity that I have all of these fresh herbs on hand, but sometimes I’ll just use one fresh and the rest dried.

Ranch Dressing Dry Ingredients

Dry ingredients you’ll need:

  • Parsley
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Dill
  • Chives

Wet ingredients you’ll need:

  • Mayonnaise – which can be homemade or store-bought
  • Heavy Cream
  • Water

Equipment you’ll need:

  • Food processor or stick blender chopping attachment or a whisk

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ranch Dressing and Veggies

This recipe is very easy to make. You can mix it in a number of different ways. So just choose the method that’s easiest for you.

I prefer to use my stick blender attachment because it’s just the right size for this. You can also use a full sized food processor. Or just put everything in a bowl and mix it with a whisk.

If you want to make your own mayonnaise as well, it’s also quite simple. I use this aioli recipe from Epicurious, and just leave out the garlic. It’s quick and always works perfectly when I make it with a hand mixer.

Can You Eat Ranch Dressing on a Keto Diet?

Yes, absolutely. In fact, it’s one of the the staple foods that keeps me sane. I’ve been eating this homemade ranch dressing the entire time I’ve been on a keto diet and it hasn’t hampered my weight loss at all.

There are calories in ranch dressing, so you’ll want to be aware of the serving size, but this dressing contains mostly fats, so it’s a safe part of the keto diet.

How Long Does It Keep?

You can put any extra dressing in an air tight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. After that time, it will become watery and not taste as good. Because there are no preservatives in this dressing, it won’t keep for longer than that.

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Ranch Dressing and Veggies

Keto Low-Carb Homemade Ranch Dressing

Ditch the store-bought Ranch dressing and make your own keto low-carb ranch dressing at home with this easy recipe.
5 from 11 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 101kcal
Author :Laura Lynch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/8 teaspoon chives
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Combine all of the ingredients in a food processor. Blend for 20 seconds. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

If the dressing is too thick, add 1 tsp water and stir.

Nutrition

Serving: 2tbsp | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 16mg | Sodium: 70mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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9 thoughts on “Keto Low-Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe

  1. Biana says:

    5 stars
    I love making my own dressings, and what a great idea to make ranch! It’s perfect to serve with some crunchy veggies.

  2. Mahy says:

    5 stars
    I am so ready to ditch that ranch dressing I buy in the store for an enormous amount of money. This looks extra delicious!

  3. Bernadette K. says:

    5 stars
    Made this Ranch dressing to go with wings and it was wonderful! Everyone commented that it was better than bottled dressing. So fresh tasting! The only thing I might tweak next time is to use slightly less dill. Although hubby used this dressing on a crab cake and the hint of dill was delicious on that. He also wants to use it on fish instead of tartar sauce. 😁. Thank you for this easy, tasty recipe. It’s a keeper!

    • Angela says:

      Hi Bernadette, so glad you enjoyed the dressing. I love it when you can find multiple uses for a great recipe.

  4. Judy M says:

    Looks fabulous! I need to control carbs and sodium. Lots of dressings are loaded with additives.

    Can it be made dairy free? I’m not sure if I should use coconut milk or coconut cream. Thank you very much.

    • Laura says:

      You can use any milk alternative in place of the heavy cream, but I would go with something more neutral tasting, like oat or almond milk. Coconut milk will add a coconut flavor to the dressing. You can even use water. It doesn’t need to be as thick as cream.

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