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Keto Ranch Dressing

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This delicious Keto Ranch Dressing that is tangy, creamy, and flavorful. Low in carbs and perfect to top a salad or drizzle over your favorite vegetables. Whips up in minutes.

keto salad dressing in a jar next to a napkin and a spoon

So if you have been following me for a while, then you may recall that I decided to give the keto way of eating a try. It was around the same time that I posted a recipe for Almond Coconut Flour Bread

Well, I managed to stick with keto for a couple of months before calling it quits. I did manage to lose weight, but I wasn’t happy with eating so much butter. I was following a particular person that suggested eating butter with every meal along with few vegetables and even less fruit. 

I was miserable. 

Recently I decided to do my own research and consult a nutrition specialist to see if keto was worth me giving it another try. I have been on it for two weeks and so far I’m feeling much better about it. 

I have more understanding of keto-friendly food and I don’t have to eat butter…unless I want to. I still love having a good salad and eating raw vegetables, but I have a craving for low carb salad dressing. Now I know I can find them in the grocery store but I like the idea of make it myself. 

Especially a good low carb ranch dressing that has few ingredients and can be made in minutes in a single bowl. 

What ingredients are needed for Keto Ranch Dressing?

ingredients for homemade ranch dressing in small bowls with napkin

  1. Mayonnaise
  2. Sour Cream
  3. Buttermilk (I’ll explain more about this later, just trust me.)
  4. Spices 
  5. Dried herbs or fresh 

Is Buttermilk OK on Keto? 

Buttermilk is a dairy that is fine on keto in moderation. It is higher in carbohydrates. The buttermilk that I use has 14 grams per 1 cup. This recipe only requires ¼ cup of buttermilk for 16 tablespoon size servings. The total carb amount for the recipe is about 5 grams per serving. 

Can you use heavy cream in place of buttermilk? 

Yes. If you prefer to substitute heavy cream, you may do so just be sure to add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar or lemon juice to the recipe and adjust the nutrition as needed. 

How to make Low Carb Ranch Dressing: 

In a large bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, onion powder, parsley, garlic powder, dill, salt, mustard powder and celery salt. Stir well to combine all the ingredients together. 

ingredients for keto ranch dressing in a white mixing bowl

Cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving. Store the ranch dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. 

How to use low carb dressing? 

  • Dip in some sliced vegetables. 
  • Use on the side of chicken wings. 
  • Drizzle over a low carb salad. 
  • Top a piece of grilled chicken. 

There are more ways to use this dressing, these are just a few suggestions but get creative.

ranch dressing in a jar next to a napkin and spoon

keto salad dressing in a jar next to a napkin and a spoon

Keto Ranch Dressing

This delicious Keto Ranch Dressing that is tangy, creamy, and flavorful. Low in carbs and perfect to top a salad or drizzle over your favorite vegetables. Whips up in minutes.
5 from 12 votes
Print Rate
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: American
Keyword: keto ranch salad dressing, ranch dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Servings: 16
Calories: 129kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried or fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried or fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, onion powder, parsley, garlic powder, dill, salt, mustard powder and celery salt.
  • Stir well to combine all the ingredients together.
  • Cover the bowl and place into the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
  • Store the ranch dressing in the refrigerator in an airtight container up to 2 weeks. 

Nutrition

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 215mg | Potassium: 40mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 105IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg
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hand holding spoon of homemade low carb ranch salad dressing

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Have any comments, questions, or other delicious ideas for this low carb ranch? Please share them in the comments below!


16 Comments

  • Reply
    Marta
    November 13, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    5 stars
    This is going to be great to serve with crudite as a Thanksgiving appetizer! Thanks so much for making it keto to fit all diets.

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 14, 2019 at 7:51 PM

      Thank you! Yes, that is a perfect way to use it!!

  • Reply
    Calysta Watson
    November 14, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to mix this up to go with my crispy buffalo wings! Yum!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 14, 2019 at 7:52 PM

      Thank you! Yes with all the crispy buffalo wings!!

  • Reply
    Tamara J.!
    November 15, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    I’m so happy I found this recipe! It taste just as delicious with half the calories and it’s keto friendly, win-win!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 18, 2019 at 11:39 AM

      Thank you Tamara!!

  • Reply
    Marisa
    November 15, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    5 stars
    Yum! This would be good on so many things! Love a good dip!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 18, 2019 at 11:39 AM

      Yes!! It is very nice!!

  • Reply
    Adri Ruff
    November 15, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    5 stars
    I agree, it’s so much better to make homemade and you can control exactly what’s in it!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 18, 2019 at 11:40 AM

      Exactly! I love knowing what is in my dressings and dips!

  • Reply
    Katrina Adams
    November 16, 2019 at 7:32 AM

    5 stars
    I have never made homemade salad dressing but would love to try it!!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 18, 2019 at 11:41 AM

      It is so worth it, try making it!

  • Reply
    SHANIKA
    November 16, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    5 stars
    I’ve never tried making Homemade Ranch Sauce! This is one of my favorite dressings!

    • Reply
      LaKita
      November 18, 2019 at 11:41 AM

      Thank you! Mine as well and it is so easy to make!

  • Reply
    Jazz
    November 18, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    5 stars
    This is so on time, LaKita! All of my coworkers are doing keto and I need to help them out.

  • Reply
    Aline
    November 18, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    5 stars
    ooohhh never made ranch dressing at home, and this looks so easy and yummy!

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