This is the BEST keto ranch dressing recipe made in 10 minutes with almost ZERO net carbs! Great with salads, veggies, or as a dip.
A good ranch dressing or dip goes well with pretty much everything and can be used in a variety of recipes, from salads and sandwiches, wraps, pizza, or simply as a dip for your keto crackers and chips. What makes this recipe extra special is the easy, homemade olive oil mayonnaise and the homemade ranch seasoning!
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Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing
Ranch dressing is a staple in most households. It’s versatile and can be used in multiple ways, from salads to dips, marinades, and much more. But what if you’re on a keto diet and trying to cut back on carbs and sugar?
Fear not! We’ve got you covered with this keto-friendly ranch dressing recipe that’s tasty and healthy. Trust us - your taste buds are about to go on the ride of their lives!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
Are you tired of store-bought dressings filled with unknown and unhealthy ingredients? Do you want to liven up your keto meals with a healthy and delicious ranch dressing? Look no further!
This keto ranch dressing recipe will change the way you think about dressing. Made with only six ingredients and taking just ten minutes to prepare, it will make a perfect addition to your keto lifestyle.
Is Ranch Dressing Keto?
Each tablespoon of keto ranch has 10.2 grams of fat, 0.5g net carbs, and high levels of vitamins A and B12. You can indulge in this dressing without any guilt because it's practically carb free. And, because it's homemade, you can trust that it is made with only the best ingredients. So, feel free to pour it on your salads, use it as a dip for your veggies, or even as a marinade for your chicken!
But that's not all! This keto ranch dressing recipe is incredibly versatile. Not only does it go well with salads, but it also pairs perfectly with sandwiches, wraps, pizza, or even as a dip for your keto crackers and chips. You can take this recipe and use it in a variety of ways, making it an essential staple in your kitchen.
Ingredients You'll Need
Ranch dressing is a must-have for many salad lovers, but if you are on a keto diet, it can be hard to find a healthy ranch dressing recipe that fits your dietary requirements. Fear not; we have a delicious keto ranch dressing recipe that is not only easy to make but also packed with healthy ingredients!
The first step you’ll need for this keto ranch dressing recipe is making a simple olive oil mayonnaise. This creamy, tangy mayo is made using only a few simple ingredients, including a whole egg, freshly squeezed lime juice, warm water, Dijon mustard, extra virgin olive oil, and salt. The egg and lime juice provide the emulsifiers that thicken the mayo, while the Dijon mustard adds acidity, and the olive oil provides a rich, savory flavor. Using olive oil instead of vegetable oil makes this mayo keto-friendly.
Olive oil is a great source of healthy fats that have been shown to improve heart health and reduce inflammation. The sour cream provides protein and probiotics that support gut health, while the garlic and onion powder contains antioxidants that help protect against disease.
Next up is the ranch seasoning. This is what gives the dressing its signature ranch flavor. To make the seasoning, you’ll need dried parsley, dried dill, garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, and freshly ground black pepper.
Each of these ingredients adds a unique flavor to the seasoning, and when combined, they create the perfect ranch taste. Be sure to adjust the salt and pepper to your liking.
How to Make Keto Ranch Dressing
To cater to all the salad lovers and keto dieters, we are sharing an incredible Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe- free of added sugars, and gluten while being super easy to make. This recipe will satisfy your cravings, making it an excellent salad dressing option regardless of whether you are on a keto diet or not.
Here's how to make it.
Step One: Making Olive Oil Mayonnaise: First and foremost, you need to prepare the olive oil mayonnaise by itself. To do that, beat the egg in a blender or food processor for 30 seconds. You may also use a stick blender.
Afterward, add lemon juice, water, and mustard and blend it for another 30 seconds. To complete the mayonnaise, gradually pour the olive oil in a slow stream, blending it until the mixture becomes thick and emulsified into mayonnaise.
Step Two: Making Seasoning: In the next step, prepare seasoning by combining dried dill, dried parsley, garlic, and onion powder, along with a pinch of salt and pepper.
Step Three: Preparing the Dip: Take a mixing bowl or a jar and pour in one cup of the homemade mayo, along with sour cream, ranch seasoning, and a pinch of salt. Mix everything well and then allow it to rest in the fridge, covered for 10-15 minutes. This gives the flavors some time to develop and become even more delightful.
Step Four: Refrigerate: If you plan to consume the ranch dip as a traditional salad dressing, it is better to cool it in the fridge before serving. In contrast, if you'd like to pour it, use it to baste meat, or you'd like to dip something like chicken wings in it, room temperature would be perfect.
Step Five: Dip, Pour, or Baste: The mix is now ready! Whether you want to dip veggies, salad, chips, wings, or use the ranch dressing as a perfect marinade, you can do it all.
Tips & Variations
Here are a few fun ways to shake up this recipe:
- For a spicy kick, add a dash of cayenne pepper or hot sauce.
- To create a tangy flavor, swap the lemon juice for apple cider vinegar.
- If you prefer a thinner dressing, add more heavy whipping cream or water until you reach your desired consistency.
- If you're a fan of blue cheese, swap out the mayo for blue cheese dressing to make a delicious blue cheese ranch dressing.
- For a dairy-free version, use coconut yogurt and coconut cream instead of sour cream and heavy whipping cream.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is ranch dressing keto-friendly?
Most store-bought ranch dressings contain added sugars and high fructose corn syrup, which can kick you out of ketosis.
Is Hidden Valley Ranch OK for keto?
Hidden Valley does offer a "Classic Ranch dressing" that has only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, making it a better option than most. But if you want to be safe, it's best to opt for homemade ranch dressing, where you can control the ingredients.
Is Ken's ranch dressing keto-friendly?
While some of their flavors may be low in carbs, their classic ranch dressing contains around 3 grams of net carbs per serving. Again, it's not the worst option out there, but it's not ideal for keto.
What can I substitute for ranch dressing?
One popular option is blue cheese dressing, which is typically high in fat and low in carbs. You can also try making your own ranch-like dressing using avocado or mayonnaise as a base and adding herbs and spices for flavor.
Which dressing is best on keto?
Our vote goes to Caesar dressing, which typically contains anchovies, parmesan cheese, egg yolks, and oil and vinegar. These ingredients are all keto-friendly and make for a delicious and flavorful dressing.
What dressing has no carbs?
Your best bet is to stick to oil and vinegar-based dressings. A balsamic vinaigrette is a great option, as it's low in carbs and has a tangy flavor that pairs well with a variety of salads.
Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe
For the Olive Oil Mayonnaise
- 1 medium Egg
- 1 tablespoon Lime Juice freshly squeezed
- 1 tablespoon Warm Water
- 1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard
- 1 cup Olive Oil extra virgin
- ½ teaspoon Salt
For the Ranch Seasoning
- ½ teaspoon Parsley dried
- ½ teaspoon Dill dried
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- Sea Salt to taste
- Black Pepper freshly ground, to taste
For the Ranch Dressing
- 1 cup Olive Oil Mayonnaise see above
- ½ cup Sour Cream
- 2 teaspoon Ranch Seasoning see above
To Make The Olive Oil Mayonnaise
- Beat the egg in a blender or food processor for 30 seconds on its own. A stick blender would also work.
- Add the lemon juice, water, and mustard and process for 30 more seconds.
- Gradually pour in the olive oil in a slow stream while blending until the mixture is emulsified into a thick mayonnaise.
To Make The Ranch Seasoning
- Combine the dried dill, dried parsley, garlic, and onion powder. Add a pinch of salt and pepper.
To Make The Ranch Dressing
- In a mixing bowl or jar combine 1 cup of the mayonnaise with the sour cream, ranch seasoning, and a pinch of salt. Mix well, and if possible, allow the flavors to develop for 10-15 minutes, covered in the fridge. Serve cold.