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Best Ever Ranch Dressing

Keto ranch dressing is a staple in my household! We always have a jar of this homemade ranch dressing in the fridge to use for salads or for dipping fresh veggies. 

Homemade ranch dressing is the BEST ranch dressing!

I’m from the Midwest and you can tell it by my salads.

I will always go for an iceberg salad with ranch dressing.

A close up of a plate of salad topped with ranch dressing

It’s a very Midwestern salad and I do not even care a little bit.

You can keep your soft, flimsy, dark green weeds. I want my crunchy water-flavored lettuce.

As for the dressing?


Always ranch.

homemade ranch dressing in mason jar

I am a connoisseur of ranch dressing, to be perfectly honest.

There are two restaurants in my hometown that I eat at mostly because they have really good ranch dressing. The rest of the food is fine, but what keeps me coming back is the ranch.

My low carb ranch dressing is quite tasty, if I do say so myself! It’s packed with big bold flavors from fresh herbs and a little tang from the vinegar.

homemade ranch dressing in mason jar

You’re going to want to drizzle this keto ranch dressing on all of your salads from now until forever, but don’t stop there! It makes a great dip for fresh veggies too.

I’m partial to raw broccoli dipped in ranch, but use whatever low carb vegetables you prefer. Bell peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes – they’re all good!

How to make ranch dressing:

This is just about the easiest recipe out there!

ranch dressing ingredients in glass bowl

You’ll start with some mayonnaise, sour cream, and heavy cream.

If you’re not following a strict keto diet, you can use buttermilk in place of the heavy cream. You’ll save a whole lot of fat and calories.

We’ll also add in some vinegar to give it that tangy zip we all love.

If you’re using buttermilk, a tablespoon of white distilled vinegar will work nicely. If you’re using heavy cream, you’ll want to use two tablespoons of vinegar.

healthy ranch dressing on salad

Grab your herbs and add them right in. You’ll want chives, parsley, and loads of dill.

I also add in freshly minced garlic and a bit of onion powder.

Salt finishes things off.

Whisk the dressing together and store it in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 5 days.

The fresh herbs and garlic mean that you don’t want to keep it past 5 days as they’ll start to spoil.

This low carb ranch dressing tastes best after it’s had a few hours in the fridge for the flavors to really meld together.

easy ranch dressing recipe in mason jar with fresh vegetables

What to serve with homemade ranch dressing:

A side salad or fresh veggies are always a hit with this ranch dressing recipe.

Drizzle it over your serving of this low carb taco casserole. (I told you I’m from the Midwest. I even put ranch on my tacos!)

Use this dressing to make my broccoli salad and skip the packaged ranch mix.

Drizzle it over these fried radishes and sprinkle on some cheddar. They’ll taste a bit like loaded potatoes.

Slow cooker chicken wings were made to be dunked in ranch!

A jar of ranch dressing surrounded by various vegetables

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homemade ranch dressing in mason jar

Homemade Ranch Dressing

This is my favorite salad dressing and dip! My ranch dressing recipe is bursting with fresh flavor. 

Per 2 tablespoons: 121 calories, 13g fat, 1g protein, 1g carb, 0g fiber = 1 net carb

Yield 10 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons white distilled vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dill
  • 1 tablespoon parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chives
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a small bowl and whisk well to combine.
  2. Transfer mixture to a mason jar for storage. 
  3. Cover tightly and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 10 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 121Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 287mgCarbohydrates: 1gNet Carbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

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101 thoughts on “Best Ever Ranch Dressing”

  1. Maggie Martin

    I am a west coast girl, and I am with you 1000000%!! RANCH is where it’s at! and this rnch is GREAT!

    Thnks Karly


  2. Love this recipe, but 1 tsp salt is way too much. I adjusted to 1/4 tsp. As I was making it, I thought there was way too much dill, too, but it’s really fabulous and tastes great! I won’t go back to store bought. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Wow! Thank you thank you thank you! So many recipes claim to be β€˜keto ranch’ but they never measure up to the real thing. This one does! I am so excited for my salads this week!!
    I even used carb manager to scan the ingredients I was going to use and they matched up exactly to your nutritional information.
    One question though, is 2 tbsp 1 serving?

  4. Cathy Neumans

    I wont be buying store bought again. This is way too quick and easy. I had all the ingredients already in stock. It’s delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe. It’s perfect!

  5. Would you have dairy free substitutes for the sour cream and heavy cream that would work with this recipient?

    1. Karly Campbell

      I don’t use dairy substitutes myself, so I’m not sure what would be a good option.

  6. Raina Stevens

    Sounds like my ‘cup of tea’ and am going to make it right now. Thank you so much.

  7. Sarah Lombardo

    Absolutely Delicous !! Insanely Delicous ! May need to thin it out just a little for dressing salad as a personal preference… But after making 1 batch .. I made 2 ! 1 thick for dipping veggies and 1 for dressing .. Thankyou for recipe

  8. I made this last week and it tastes GREAT! I am going to make it again right now and while looking up the recipe I got thinking… If I’m making it again, I should probably say a thanks and rave! I used the dip for dipping (wings, veggies and many other things) as well as dressing. Very versatile! As a fairly new keto er I think I will use this a lot!
    Thank you!

    1. Karly Campbell

      You could try unweetened Greek yogurt, but all dairy has carbs so it won’t be carb free.

  9. I never comment on recipes but I just have to say this is absolutely delicious! I have tried other ranch dressings before but they always fell short. This is pretty darn close to my favorite restaurant Ranch and love that it’s keto friendly too! Thank you!

    1. Karly Campbell

      The nutrition info is all located in the recipe card at the bottom of the post. πŸ™‚

  10. Kristina Ryan

    I think we are ranch soul sisters! My kiddos and I have two places we love best because of their ranch! If I suggest a different place to spice things up they are like, but mom…their ranch sucks. Haha! One question…I like my ranch a ridge runny, not super thick like bottled ranch. Is this dip style or a bit runny? Thanks!! From a Midwestern NE Iowa corn -fed girl πŸ™‚

    1. Karly Campbell

      Yes! Soul sisters! πŸ™‚

      This ranch is actually quite thick. You could thin it out with additional cream, buttermilk, or even vinegar if you like a tangier ranch. Taste and adjust – it’d be tough to mess this up.

      1. I made this last night, oh it was so yummy, def a keeper! I added a bit of water to the end product to make a bit more liquidy. Thank you!

        1. Karly Campbell

          I wouldn’t, but I like loads of flavor. You can reduce by half and then add more if you think it needs it. πŸ™‚

  11. This is the most delicious dressing i ever tasted!! I cant even describe it! Creamy, tangy, so fresh and full of flavors! I replaced the 2 TBSP of dill with only 1. Thanks alot!

        1. Lynette Shor

          Be aware of the fact that β€œseasoned” rice vinegar contains sugar…
          Maybe better to go with white or Apple cider vinegar and add a little sweetener to attain that extra pizzaz!

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