The question isn’t what will you eat with the keto ranch dressing, it’s what will you NOT eat with it…
…because homemade is always better. And low carb does not mean low flavor. My friends, this keto ranch dressing is here to end that salad slump you’ve been living it. With a handful of variations and low carb recipes to pour this over, you’ll never get tired of it.
So, if you’ve got five minutes and a handful of low carb ingredients, then let’s make this keto ranch dressing!
Carbs in Ranch Dressing
If you’re wondering about ranch dressing on keto diet, you may be surprised to find that a serving of store bought full fat, has .9 grams of carbs in ranch dressing, whereas fat free has 3.7 grams of carbs!
In fact, the ingredients used to make homemade ranch dip are all low carb foods — it’s the add-ins used to thin out the dressing that crank up the carb count. Most recipes call for buttermilk, which contain almost 12 carbs in a cup! Not in this keto ranch dressing recipe my friends…
I swapped buttermilk with heavy cream — which contains half the carbs, and 10 times the fat — perfect for keto ranch dressing!
How to Use Low Carb Dressing
If I could eat keto ranch dressing with a spoon and no guilt or judgement, I’d do it! You know you’ve found a good low carb dressing when you want to eat it with more than just salads…
Some of the best low carb foods to smoother in keto ranch dressing are:
- Low Carb Salads (duh)
- Bunless burgers, low carb hamburger buns — you know where I’m going here
- Low Carb Pizza: meatza, chicken crust pizza, cloud bread pizza (I’ve heard this is a California thing, if you haven’t tried it, add it to your list!)
- Low Carb Fried Chicken
- Sliced Low Carb Vegetables
The list goes on! Everything tastes better in sauce, and everything tastes better in keto ranch dressing.
Low Carb Salad Dressing Variations
Keto ranch dressing is hard to get tired of with a handful of delicious add-ins that can totally change its flavor profile! If you’re looking for something more exciting than traditional keto ranch dressing, try one of these low carb salad dressing variations:
Bacon crumbles — YUM!
Minced Jalapeno, Sriracha, or something to crank up the heat!
Shallots — my personal favorite, I use a cheese grater, grate the shallots and add all the juice + the shavings.
The world is your oyster! Add whatever spices your low carb meals require.
I’ll also mention that I’ve made this with low carb Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise several times — I much prefer the taste! That said, there are quite a few more carbs in low carb yogurt than mayo, so it depends on what works best for you are your low carb diet.
Other Keto Salad Dressing Recipes
The great news about homemade keto salad dressing is the number of delicious low carb shopping list ingredients you can use!
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Oils, heavy cream, sour cream, vinegars, lemon juice, lime juice, and soy sauce are all ingredients I’ve used as a base. Then, throw in a handful of flavor agents such as garlic, shallots, herbs, and spices, and you’ve got your very own keto salad dressing!
Store bought Ranch Dressing Carbs
As with most low carb recipes, I find homemade keto ranch dressing to be WAY tastier than store bought keto dressing — but if you’re in a pinch, there are plenty of keto ranch dressing brands to grab with very few ranch dressing carbs!
In fact, there’s only 1 gram of carbs in hidden valley ranch packet keto friends! That said, I find hidden valley ranch keto dressing far less tasty than this keto ranch dressing! Alternative keto ranch dressing store bought options are this Fat + Happy keto salad dressing to buy— has anyone tried it yet (let me know in the comments!)?
Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe
I can’t even wait to hear how you all use this keto ranch dressing! To dip? To top? To drink? (just kidding, don’t do that). I hope you enjoy this keto ranch dressing as much as I do, and that it makes your keto salads tastier and more enjoyable!
Keto Ranch Dressing
- 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
- 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
- 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
- 1 Teaspoon Lemon Juice
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Chives
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Parsley or 1 teaspoon fresh parsley
- 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Dill Weed or 1 teaspoon fresh dill
- 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1/4 Teaspoon Onion Powder
- 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
- 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- In a large bowl, whisk together all ingredients.
- Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!