Keto Ranch Dressing | The Best Low Carb Salad Dressing

Keto Ranch Dressing is my all-time favourite low carb dressing. Quick and easily made with simple pantry ingredients in just a few minutes. It is so tasty, versatile and is less than 1g net carbs per serve. It is the dressing that the whole family will love.
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If you know me then you know this keto ranch dressing is a recipe, I use a lot. Check the recipes below for more ways to use ranch dressing in cooking.

Why We Love this Recipe

Easy keto salad dressing recipes are so good! Whipped up in no time and they can really make the simplest of meals taste so much better. I love this dressing for all the reasons below and more!

Versatile – a salad dressing or the perfect addition to a casserole or baked dishes. Try it in our Cauliflower Mac and Cheese or the Tuna Mornay.

Low carb – This super easy keto ranch dressing is less than 1g net carbs per serve.

Everyday ingredients – Made with everyday ingredients found in most pantries. All simple keto supermarket ingredients.

Quick and easy – There is very little active preparation and cooking time involved, and the steps are quick and simple!

Thermomix friendly – it can be made easily in your ThermomixMagimix or food processor in no time and with easy cleanup.

Keep reading for more details on the ingredients, substitutes and step by step instructions on how to make them.

The Ingredients

Keto Ranch Dressing Ingredients on a plate.

Keto Ranch Dressing is so easy to make. The beauty is that you most likely have all these ingredients in your pantry and fridge right now.

First, we make the Ranch Seasoning (Ranch Spice Mix). I make this in a batch and keep it in the pantry to use in baking as well. It is so easy to make.

Homemade Ranch Seasoning Ingredients

Here is all you need to make a quick and simple (and low carb) ranch seasoning at home.

  • Dried dill
  • Dried parsley
  • Dried chives
  • Onion powder
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

To make the ranch dressing you just need to add one tablespoon of the herbs and spices above to

  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise – use the link to make your own mayonnaise without all the nasties.

Step by Step Instructions

Bouwls of ranch dressing ingredients.

Step 1. Prepare the Homemade Ranch Seasoning. Only 1 tablespoon of the mixture is used in this recipe.

Keto salad dressing getting mixed in a bowl

Step 2. Simply mix all the salad dressing ingredients together in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.

To make the keto ranch dressing in a thermal cooker just place all the ingredients into the mixer and mix 30 sec/speed 4.

Ways to Use Homemade Ranch Dressing

Aside from using keto ranch dressing as a simple salad dressing, it can be used in baking, casseroles, and sauces. Personally, I tend to make up a double batch of dressing and use it in my cooking throughout the week.

In The Healthy Family Keto Cookbook, I used it as part of the creamy sauce in the Chicken Ranch Casserole. In place of an egg wash in the Garlic Parmesan Tenders. A sauce in Swiss Chicken and just a straight up dressing in salads.

Think of this homemade ranch dressing as a dressing and a tangy creamy sauce. Mix it in with mashed cauliflower or any meal that goes well with a bit of creaminess, acid and spices.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ranch Keto?

This recipe is an almost zero carb keto ranch dressing. Most supermarket brand ranch dressings do contain sugar, canola or seed oils and additives.

How can I make dairy free ranch dressing?

Yes, you can. In this recipe simply swap the sour cream for a dairy-free sour cream or nut milk. If you prefer a vegan keto ranch dressing then replace the mayonnaise with vegan mayonnaise.

Can I freeze ranch dressing?

You sure can. Simply place it into an airtight container. Thaw in the fridge overnight and stir before using.

Keto Ranch Dressing in a glass jar.

More Recipes to Try

Here are just a few of our free keto recipes that you can use this amazing keto salad dressing in.

  1. Cauliflower Mac and Cheese
  2. Smokey Ranch Chicken Salad
  3. Chicken Avocado and Almond Salad
  4. Keto Roasted Pumpkin Salad
  5. Keto Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Or for more keto salad dressings

cauliflower mac and cheese in small frying pan

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Keto Ranch Dressing in a glass jar.

Keto Ranch Dressing

Keto Ranch Dressing is my all-time favourite low carb dressing. Quick and easily made with simple pantry ingredients in just a few minutes. It is s tasty, versatile and is less than 1g net carbs per serve.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 3 mins
Course: Dressings, Marinade and Glaze
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
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Servings: 15 serves
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise (250g) click link for recipe to make your own
  • 1 cup sour cream (250g)
  • 1/4 cup water (60g)
  • 1 tablespoon Keto Ranch Seasoning

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Transfer to an airtight jar.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Place all the ingredients into the mixer; mix 30 sec/speed 4.

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Notes

STORAGE
Store in the fridge in an airtight jar for up to 1 week.
Ranch Spice Mix will keep fresh in an airtight jar for up to 3 months.
SERVINGS
The nutritional has been calculated for a heaped tablespoon of dressing.
The ranch seasoning will make 12 cups of dressing mix.
SUBSTITUTES
To make the ranch dressing dairy free swap nut milk or coconut yogurt for the sour cream. 
For a vegan alternative also replace the mayonnaise with a vegan mayo.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 117IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 2mg | Net Carbs: 0g
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Megan Ellam is an Australian keto recipes blogger living in Thornton, NSW. She is the author of amazing keto cookbooks such as Slow Cook KetoKeto LocoThe Healthy Family Keto Cookbook and Every Day Keto.

Megan has been following a ketogenic diet since being diagnosed with insulin resistance in early 2017. After a long cooking career Megan simply swapped her “foodie focus” to easy keto recipes. Her keto Australian recipes all include both metric and US customary measures so that everyone can enjoy them.

Megan also makes all the recipes suitable for conventional cooks, Thermomix recipes and thermal cookers e.g. Magimix recipes.

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    36 Comments

  • Jan says:

    Such an easy delicious recipe, always have a jar in my fridge!

  • Nicole says:

    Is is amazing. Love how Megan has also give us the herb/spice mix breakdown. Can now thanks this feel confident to add a touch of pizzazz to other recipes.

  • Rachel says:

    5 stars
    This is so easy to make and awesomely yummy ๐Ÿ˜‹. The whole family love it and it is so versatile. Def one we have repeated many times

  • Mia says:

    5 stars
    Do yourselves a f(l)a our and give this recipe a go. So darn tasty.
    Then progress to the Mac and cheese recipe. I promise you wonโ€™t be sorry.

  • Lucy says:

    5 stars
    This recipe is so dam yum, I ate it off the spoon. So easy and so delicious ๐Ÿ˜‹

  • Renee says:

    This is the most amazing dressing, we just love it, itโ€™s so versatile and easy to make, try it you will love it

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Thanks so much Renee for leaving such a great review. Most of all though I am just happy you are loving it right now.

  • Bec says:

    5 stars
    This dressing is my life right now!!! Using as a salad dressing, sauce over cooked protein, dipping anything and everything into it!!!

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Haha Bec! I know what its like I will have to be making more tomorrow after I finish my fresh batch today lol. So happy you love it and thank you so much for leaving a review.

  • Vicki Holroyd says:

    5 stars
    This Is so very lovely, sometimes I forget that it is supposed to go on something, meat ,salad, or even a cracker.
    5 stars

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hahaha! I so know that feeling. I have never felt this way about a dressing as much as I do this one. Thanks for the review Vicki. I am so glad you love the recipe too.

  • Vicki Holroyd says:

    5 stars
    I live this dressing/sauce. It has now become one of my favourites. It’s quick, it’s easy, it’s the bomb

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe Vicki and that you will use it again. I am obviously an unashamed fan and will join you in giving it 5 stars

  • Cathy Sexton says:

    5 stars
    Excellent dressing…but I must be blind…what is the actual serving size? I see the recipe makes 15 servings, but don’t see the serving size? Thanks!

    • Megan Mad Creations Hub says:

      Hi Cathy, I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe. The serving size is approx 2 tbsp at 40g per serve. There is limitations to the amount of detail I can add in the nutritional panel but is 565g / 15 so roughly around 38g per serve.

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