Ditch the preservative filled dressings and skip the expensive organic dressings by making this easy homemade keto ranch dressing recipe! With only 4 ingredients, you can make an entire batch of zero carb ranch dressing that’s dairy free, paleo, and Whole30 approved.
Is Ranch Dressing Keto
Ranch dressing is typically a safe option when trying to stay keto. They tend to be higher in fat than vinegar based dressings but that’s okay when you’re eating a low carb high fat diet. This keto ranch dressing recipe is made with wholesome ingredients so that it can be enjoyed by a variety of diet lifestyles including keto, paleo, dairy free, and even rounds of Whole30.
Why Should You Make Homemade Ranch Dressing
Unfortunately, many store bought dressings are full of junky ingredients. Most list soybean oil or canola oil as the first ingredient which are both very unhealthy. Also, many store bought dressings use artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives to give them a longer shelf life. Clean and organic dressings, while available, are very pricey. Making your own dressings at home is cost effective, easy, and gives you control over what goes into the jar!
What Does This Ranch Dressing Taste Like
This zero carb ranch dressing recipe is herby, tangy, and creamy. There is a bit of tang from the dijon mustard that would typically come from buttermilk in a store bought ranch dressing. And the classic herby flavor comes from the garlic and dill. If you’re a ranch dressing connoisseur such as myself, I think you’re going to love this ranch dressing recipe! If you are not a fan of ranch dressing and like vinaigrette dressings, try this Keto Dijon Vinaigrette recipe.
Can you Have Buttermilk on Keto
Regular ranch dressing is made with buttermilk. Buttermilk is only suitable for keto diet in very small amounts. One cup of buttermilk has 12g of net carbs. The intake of carbs on a keto diet is limited between 20g – 40g of carbs per day. So even though one cup of buttermilk can be suitable on a keto diet most people avoid it because it has high levels of sugar and wouldn’t want to use their carb intake for the day in the form of buttermilk.
Is Mayonnaise Keto Friendly
In this recipe we replace buttermilk by mayonnaise. Mayonnaise is perfect if you are following a keto diet because it usually contains high fat and zero carbohydrates.
How To Make This Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe
If you can stir a fork, you can make this dressing! Simply put all of the ingredients in a jar or bowl. Shake or stir, darling, until it’s all combined. No blenders, food processors, or whisks needed!
- Dijon mustard
- Dried dill
- Garlic powder
- Salt & pepper
How Is This Keto Ranch Dressing Zero Carbs
This homemade ranch dressing is made without buttermilk which significantly reduces the overall carbohydrates. Forgoing oils and sweeteners also eliminates carbohydrates. Make sure to use a clean and sugar free mayonnaise so as not to add carbs to your ranch!
What Can I Use This Keto Ranch Dressing For
This ranch dressing is delicious on salads but it doesn’t stop there. You can control the thickness of this dressing with the water to make it as runny or thick as you need! Try dipping your keto chicken nuggets, cheeseburgers, or this roasted crudité platter.
How to Store This Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing
This keto ranch dressing should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. If the dressing is stored in an airtight container and refrigerated, it should be good to consume for up to 2 weeks. If the dressing begins to look discolored, that means it is not good to consume and it is time to throw it out and make another batch!
Zero Carb Keto Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3 tablespoons dijon mustard
- 1/4 + 1/8 teaspoons dried dill
- 1/4 +1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
- pinch of salt & pepper
- 2 to 3 tablespoons water or more if desired
- Add all ingredients to a small bowl. Whisk until combined.
- Store in airtight container up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
Thursday 16th of June 2022
I got excited when I saw “zero carbs” BUT the recipe uses garlic powder, which has carbs.
Wednesday 13th of July 2022
Hi Molly - good point, I should make this more clear in the recipe but the amount of carbs is very limited, less than 1g of net carbs in the full cup. Thanks for flagging!
Monday 29th of March 2021
I made this in a rush after realizing the only Ranch dressing I had in the fridge was store bought. I wanted less carbs per serving plus better ingredients so I quickly made this. I had to make a couple of tweaks. I didn't have any dijon mustard so I substituted it with 1/4 tsp of dry mustard. Instead of water, I used a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk to thin it out some. This was mainly because I confused this recipe with another I'd seen on the internet. It worked out fine though and tastes awesome! This recipe is very easy to make and can be served immediately if your mayo has already been refrigerated. I loved it! Thank you!!