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Keto Ranch Dressing

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If you’re tired of struggling to find the right dressing recipe, look no further and give this easy Keto Ranch Dressing a try! This recipe is rich and creamy without a hint of tasting like “healthy food.” This recipe is bursting with flavor and only takes a couple of minutes to toss together. 

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I often search through the store trying to find just the right item, especially when I’m dieting or changing up my eating habits. It’s handy to have a product you can just grab and buy when it comes to eating healthy.

However, it’s not usually that easy and stores/companies often come up short when it comes to healthier options. So, I opt for making my own. Besides, keto recipes are often a breeze anyways. 

I can’t tell you how much time I wasted searching for the best keto ranch dressing. I lost track, which is probably a little embarrassing. It took a bit of wasted time before I realized, I can just make my own keto ranch dressing recipe, how hard could it be?! (try it on the BLT Wedge Salad)

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I was definitely right, it’s not hard at all and tastes so much better than store bought, healthier versions. I feel the same way about these Keto Tagalongs and this Keto Eggnog as well.

How to Make Keto Ranch Dressing

  1. Mix the first half of the ingredients - In a large bowl, combine the heavy cream, sour cream, and water. Mix well.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients - Add the remaining ingredients and mix well again.
  3. Chill - Place in the fridge to chill through and enjoy!

Tips and Variations

  • Storage - Place in an airtight container (I used a mason jar) and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Do not freeze this keto friendly ranch dressing or leave it in the pantry.
  • Can I use a premade ranch packet? - A pre-made ranch packet isn’t keto-friendly. So, if you’re looking for a keto recipe, this wouldn’t be a good idea.
  • Use other seasonings - Add other seasoning mixes such as cajun, Greek, Mexican, etc. This makes it like a new dressing due to the changing flavor profile. 
  • Can I swap out the heavy cream for something else? - The only other ingredient you could use in place of heavy cream is coconut cream/milk. However, it will change the taste considerably since that’s one of the main ingredients. It will have a coconut taste to it instead of a traditional ranch base. 
  • How do you make ranch taste better? - It’s all about the seasonings you use. If you prefer a stronger flavor, use fresh herbs instead of dried ones. If it’s store bought ranch you’re having trouble with, try adding some seasonings from this recipe into it and see if that helps.
  • How do I make it thinner? - If your keto ranch dressing recipe is a little thick to your liking, add a bit more heavy cream or even a dribble of water. Mix until combined before adding more. Keep doing this until your desired consistency is reached.
  • How to make it thicker? - If your homemade ranch dressing recipe is too thin, add a bit more mayo and adjust the seasonings as needed.

Common Questions About Keto Ranch Dressing

Is Ranch Dressing Keto or is Ranch Dressing Keto Friendly?

Many store bought keto ranch dressings are not keto-friendly unless they are specifically made for keto or even whole food diets. This is because they often contain normal milk and even sugar.

I have found the easiest and cheapest way to have ranch dressing that matches your keto lifestyle is to make it yourself. This way, you can make it according to your taste and ensure what ingredients it holds.

How Long Can I Keep Homemade Ranch Dressing?

I don’t keep mine any longer than two weeks. However, that doesn’t mean it’s bad in two weeks. It’s a good rule of thumb to stick around that time frame. When it comes down to it, if it doesn’t smell bad or have mold, you’re probably still good to use it past two weeks if you desire to.

Ranch dressing and Cream

Keto Ranch Dressing

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Yields: 12 Ounces


Ingredients:
● ¾ Cup Mayonnaise
● ½ Sour Cream
● ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
● 4 Tablespoons Water
● 2 Tablespoons Dried Chives
● 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
● 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
● 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

Ingredients in bowl

Directions:

  1. Combine the mayonnaise, heavy cream, sour cream, and water in a bowl and mix well.
Mixed ingredients in bowl

2. Add more or less water until you reach the desired consistency.

ingredients in bowl with spices

3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.

4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

ranch dressing mixed in glass bowl

Enhance the Tanginess with Lemon Juice and Vinegar

One way to take your Keto Ranch Dressing to the next level is by adding a splash of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar. These ingredients add a tangy kick that complements the creaminess of the dressing. Not only does this enhance the flavor, but it also gives your dressing a taste similar to the classic buttermilk ranch. Just a tablespoon of lemon juice or apple cider vinegar can make a world of difference!

Opt for Avocado Mayo for a Healthier Twist

If you’re looking to make your Keto Ranch Dressing even healthier, consider swapping out regular mayonnaise for avocado mayo. Avocado mayo is made with avocado oil, which is known for its health benefits. It’s a great source of monounsaturated fats and can be a heart-healthy alternative to regular mayo. Plus, it adds a subtle richness to the dressing that’s absolutely delicious!

Spice It Up with Exciting Variations

Why stick to the classic when you can spice things up? Try creating variations of your Keto Ranch Dressing by adding different ingredients. For a spicy kick, add some chili flakes or hot sauce to make a Spicy Ranch. If you’re a fan of smoky flavors, mix in some BBQ sauce to create a BBQ Ranch. You can even add finely chopped jalapenos for a Jalapeno Ranch that’s perfect for dipping!

Beyond Salads: Versatile Uses for Your Keto Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing is not just for salads! There are countless ways to use this creamy delight. How about using it as a marinade for chicken or drizzling it over grilled salmon? You can even use it as a base for white pizza sauce. The possibilities are endless. Experiment with different combinations and find new favorites!

The Power of Fresh Ingredients

While dried herbs are convenient, using fresh herbs can significantly enhance the flavor of your Keto Ranch Dressing. Fresh parsley, dill, and chives bring a burst of flavor that dried herbs just can’t match. If you have access to fresh herbs, give them a try in your dressing. You’ll be amazed at the difference it makes!

Why Homemade is the Way to Go

When it comes to Keto Ranch Dressing, homemade is undoubtedly the way to go. Store-bought dressings often contain hidden carbs and unhealthy ingredients like canola oil and sugar. By making your dressing at home, you have full control over what goes into it. Plus, it’s fresher, tastier, and healthier!

Go ahead, try out this amazing Keto Ranch Dressing, then let me know in the comments below or on social media what you think!

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ranch dressing in mason jar with ranch spilling over the edge.
Yield: 12 ounces

Keto Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing in a jar

If you’re tired of struggling to find the right dressing recipe, look no further and give this easy Keto Ranch Dressing a try! This recipe is rich and creamy without a hint of tasting like “healthy food.” This recipe is bursting with flavor and only takes a couple of minutes to toss together.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • ¾ Cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ Sour Cream
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
  • 4 Tablespoons Water
  • 2 Tablespoons Dried Chives
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Parsley
  • 1 Tablespoon Onion Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic Powder

Instructions

    1. Combine the mayonnaise, heavy cream, sour cream, and water in a bowl and mix well.
    2. Add more or less water until you reach the desired consistency.
    3. Add in the rest of the ingredients and mix well.
    4. Store in the fridge in an airtight container.

Notes

Tips and Variations

Storage - Place in an airtight container (I used a mason jar) and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. Do not freeze this keto friendly ranch dressing or leave it in the pantry.
Can I use a premade ranch packet? - A pre-made ranch packet isn’t keto-friendly. So, if you’re looking for a keto recipe, this wouldn’t be a good idea.
Use other seasonings - Add other seasoning mixes such as cajun, Greek, Mexican, etc. This makes it like a new dressing due to the changing flavor profile.
Can I swap out the heavy cream for something else? - The only other ingredient you could use in place of heavy cream is coconut cream/milk. However, it will change the taste considerably since that’s one of the main ingredients. It will have a coconut taste to it instead of a traditional ranch base.
How do you make ranch taste better? - It’s all about the seasonings you use. If you prefer a stronger flavor, use fresh herbs instead of dried ones. If it’s store bought ranch you’re having trouble with, try adding some seasonings from this recipe into it and see if that helps.
How do I make it thinner? - If your keto ranch dressing recipe is a little thick to your liking, add a bit more heavy cream or even a dribble of water. Mix until combined before adding more. Keep doing this until your desired consistency is reached.
How to make it thicker? - If your homemade ranch dressing recipe is too thin, add a bit more mayo and adjust the seasonings as needed.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 117Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g

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