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Zero Carb Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe

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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.

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.

Keto ranch dressing drizzled on a salad.

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!

  • Mayonnaise
  • 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

Anna Hunley
This tangy and herby keto ranch dressing is dairy free, Paleo friendly, and Whole30 approved. Just 4 ingredients needed for this homemade keto ranch dressing.
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Sauces, Marinades, Dressings
Servings 1 cup
Calories 104 kcal


  • 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.



Omit water for a thicker dip style ranch. Add more water for a thinner dressing.


Serving: 2tablespoonsCalories: 104kcalFat: 12g
Keyword dairy free ranch dressing, keto ranch dressing, keto salad dressing, paleo ranch dressing, whole30 ranch dressing, zero carb ranch dressing, zero carb recipe
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