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The Perfect Keto Friendly Ranch Dressing ~ with Mix and Dip Directions

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The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing

Change can be hard.

I totally get that!

Changing your eating habits?

Right there in the dictionary under “excruciatingly painful”.

But it’s something a lot of us need to do.

I knew if I was going to start eating healthier I was going to have to include more green veggies.

Especially salads with dark leafy greens.

I know. Salads…boring…

So I knew that to do that, I needed to make sure the salads weren’t boring. I mean, who wants to eat the exact same salad everyday?

So there absolutely needed to be a variety of salad dressings available.

Because variety is the spice of life and all.

And, of course, they needed to be Keto friendly.

So I decided to start with one of the all round favorite salad dressings of all time. And that would be…

drum roll…

Ta da!

It’s Ranch.

Loved by millions the world over.

And rightly so! Because it’s for WAY more than just salads.

Dipping, dunking, pouring, you name it, Ranch Dressing has played a part.

So my goal in life became to make the Perfect Keto-Friendly Ranch Dressing that was as good as the original. Only better, because it’s homemade and fresh and yuck-free.

And so it began…

Testing and experimenting until I finally came up with this truly amazing concoction that any salad would be proud to wear!

I give you: The Perfect Keto Friendly Ranch Dressing!

And because I’m all about easy, I have a mix recipe to make up ahead of time too. And directions for using it to make dip.

Let the Ranch making begin!

The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing

The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing

  • 1 cup heavy cream**
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar**
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried parsley OR 4 tsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed OR 2 tsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried chives OR 2 tsp fresh
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

**We’re going to make our own buttermilk. Put the white vinegar in a glass measuring cup and add the heavy cream until you have a cup. Let this sit for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.

I like to make my Ranch Dressing in a quart sized canning jar. That way I can just put the lid on and shake it up.

If you don’t have one, just use a bowl and a whisk. 🙂

Put the sour cream, lemon juice, and buttermilk in the jar (or bowl) and shake well (or whisk well) until it’s all smooth.

Make sure you put the lid on the jar if you are shaking it…don’t ask…

Mix all those wonderful herbs and the salt and pepper in a small bowl. That helps the powders to not be clumpy.

Don’t they smell good?

Now pour the herbs into the buttermilk and give it another shake or whisk.

Ranch Dressing mixed up in jar
Ranch Dressing mixed up in jar

Storing Your Keto Ranch Dressing

And now you need to put that wonderful elixir into the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors mingle and meld.

It’s actually even better after chillin out for about 24 hours.

This should keep in the fridge for about 10 days. It makes a little less than 2 cups, so it’s never around that long in this house.

Because we use it for everything…like a dunking sauce for these Cheesy Chicken Patties. Or even for dunking the Keto Fat Head Pizza in.

My daughter got me started with the whole pizza and ranch thing years ago.

And of course, I actually put it on salads as well.

Occasionally.

So I told you I had a mix recipe as well. And I really do!

Here it is.

Keto Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

  • 4 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp dried dill weed
  • 2 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Shake or mix before use.

To make dressing: add 2 Tbsp of the mix to 1 cup buttermilk (like we made for the recipe up top), 3/4 cup sour cream, and 1 tsp lemon juice and mix until smooth.

To make dip: add 1 Tbsp of the mix to 1 cup of sour cream and stir until combined.

And there you have it. The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing anyway you want it.

This dry mix is also great for seasoning veggies or meats. I use it all the time for my Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole.

Ranch dressing. You just can’t go wrong.

Peace, Love, & Ranch Y’all!

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The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing

Keto Ranch Dressing
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5 from 1 vote

The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing

If you're going Keto you need lots of low carb veggies. The best way to do that is in a salad. And here's the Perfect Keto Ranch Salad Dressing!
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 2 Tbsp
Calories 583kcal
Author The Low Carb Keto Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream**
  • 1 Tbsp white vinegar**
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp dried parsley OR 4 tsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried dill weed OR 2 tsp fresh
  • 1 tsp dried chives OR 2 tsp fresh
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper freshly ground

Instructions

  • **We're going to make our own buttermilk. Put the white vinegar in a glass measuring cup and add the heavy cream until you have a cup. Let this sit for 5 to 10 minutes to thicken.
  • I like to make my Ranch Dressing in a quart sized canning jar. That way I can just put the lid on and shake it up. If you don't have one, just use a bowl and a whisk. 🙂
  • Put the sour cream, lemon juice, and buttermilk in the jar (or bowl) and shake well (or whisk well) until it's all smooth.
  • Mix all the herbs, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. 
  • Pour the herbs into the buttermilk and give it another shake or whisk.
  • Put that dressing into the fridge for at least an hour to let the flavors mingle and meld.

Notes

It's actually even better after chillin out in the fridge for about 24 hours.
This should keep in the fridge for about 10 days.
This recipe makes a little less than 2 cups, 

 

The Perfect Keto Ranch Dressing
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4.5 from 2 votes

Keto Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe

This Keto Ranch Dressing Mix Recipe is a great addition to your meal prep plan. You can make dressing, dip, or simply sprinkle it over meats or veggies to impart tons of flavor.
Course Condiment
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 Tbsp
Calories 45kcal
Author The Low Carb Keto Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 Tbsp dried dill weed
  • 2 Tbsp dried chives
  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Mix thoroughly and store in an airtight container. Shake or mix before use.

To Make Dressing

  • Add 2 Tbsp of the mix to 1 cup buttermilk (like we made for the recipe up top), 3/4 cup sour cream, and 1 tsp lemon juice and mix until smooth.

To Make Dip

  • Add 1 Tbsp of the mix to 1 cup of sour cream and stir until combined.

Notes

This seasoning mix is also good for sprinkling over meats or veggies for added flavor.