This Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe is addictively delicious as a salad dressing or dip, and comes together in just 5 minutes! You’ll never want the bottled stuff from the store again.
I almost never buy store-bought salad dressings for two reasons: 1) homemade tastes so much better and is so easy to whip up, and 2) I get sick of the same flavor way before the bottle of dressing is gone. Homemade to the rescue! This Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe is on regular rotation at my house.
I always love a good vinaigrette, but there are times when I crave a creamy Ranch-style dressing. The thing I really love about Ranch is its versatility. You can serve it along with a huge platter of fresh sliced veggies for an easy crudités platter for munching on. Ranch also goes great with breaded chicken or chicken wings for dipping. Additionally, Ranch makes a tasty dressing for pasta or potato salad. Lastly, it’s a great way to make a clean-out-the-fridge-with-a-salad-for-dinner feel special!
What is the Best Ranch Dressing?
This Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe in particular is addictive. And it’s way better than any bottled stuff you can get at the store! It’s rich and creamy so a little goes a long way, and it’s super low in carbs. Add a little hot sauce or cayenne pepper to kick the flavor up. And if you don’t mind big, bold flavors, you can go with fresh grated onion and garlic instead of the powdered version. A jar of this Low Carb Ranch Dressing is a staple in my fridge!
Healthy Salad Dressing: What is the Healthiest Salad Dressing?
If you’re looking for a healthy salad dressing, look for one that uses a healthy fat (such as avocado oil, olive oil, organic grass-fed cream, etc.) and has minimal carbs and no added sugar. Another thing to look out for with bottled salad dressing is added preservatives. Because it can be so hard to find a healthy pre-made salad dressing, I like to make my own!
One of the healthiest ways to dress a salad is with a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and a squeeze of fresh organic lemon or a little splash of organic apple cider vinegar.
Does Salad Need Fat for Your Body to Absorb Nutrients?
The thing to remember about salad dressing is that its function isn’t only to taste good. Many of the vitamins in vegetables are fat-soluble, meaning your body needs fat to be able to properly absorb them. Read more about this on WebMD and Shape.
How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing
Homemade Ranch dressing is quick and easy to make! For my Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe, just whisk together all ingredients and it’s ready to use.
Ingredients to Make Low Carb Ranch Dressing
I use the following ingredients in my Ranch recipe (you probably already have a lot of them in your fridge and pantry):
- Mayo (homemade or store-bought)
- Heavy cream
- Onion powder
- Garlic powder
- Dried dill or fresh dill
- Black pepper
Is Ranch Dressing Low Carb? Is Ranch Dressing Keto?
Nutrition Information in Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing
One serving (2 tablespoons) of Hidden Valley Ranch has the following nutrition information:
- 14g fat
- 2g carbs
- 1g protein
Ingredients in Hidden Valley Ranch:
Vegetable oil (soybean and/or canola), water, egg yolk, sugar, salt, cultured nonfat buttermilk, natural flavors (milk, soy), less than 1% of: spices, dried garlic, dried onion, vinegar, phosphoric acid, xanthan gum, modified food starch, monosodium glutamate, artificial flavors, disodium phosphate, sorbic acid and calcium disodium EDTA as preservatives, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, contains: egg, milk, soy, gluten free.
Nutrition Information for My Homemade Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe:
- 15g fat
- 0g carbs
- 0g protein
Ingredients in My Homemade Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe:
Mayo, heavy cream, onion powder, garlic powder, dill, salt, black pepper, parsley.
More Low Carb Salad Dressing Recipes:
- The Best Creamy Low Carb Blue Cheese Salad Dressing
- Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Salad Dressing
- Keto Honey Mustard Dressing
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Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe
This rich and creamy Low Carb Ranch Dressing Recipe uses ingredients that you probably already have on hand and comes together in just 5 minutes! You’ll never want the bottled stuff from the store again.
Whisk together all ingredients.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
This recipe yields about 1 cup; each serving is 2 tablespoons.
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