This homemade ranch dip recipe is an easy gluten-free and keto dipping sauce that’s ready just in 5 minutes. Serve it with fresh vegetables, buffalo chicken wings, or chicken tenders, or use it as a salad dressing.
Ingredients and substitutes
Instant keto mayonnaise – Or any keto-friendly sugar-free mayonnaise you can buy in your local store.
Sour cream – Always go for full-fat sour cream.
Fresh herbs – I use freshly chopped dill, chives, and parsley, but you can use dried dill and other herbs instead. However, if you decide to go for dried ones, you’ll need less of them; swap 1 tablespoon of fresh herbs for 1 teaspoon dried.
Seasoning – You’ll need salt, black pepper, garlic, and onion powder. If you like, add a clove of garlic (pressed) instead of garlic powder.
Lemon juice – Or apple cider vinegar, if you like it more!
Buttermilk, milk, or water - Use one of these to thin out the mixture and make a ranch dressing for a salad.
This “how to make ranch dip” section will be the shortest of all on my blog! All you need to do is to take a medium mixing bowl, place all the ingredients inside, and mix until everything is combined. Then, you want to perform a taste test and adjust the salt and pepper if needed. That’s it!
Carbs in ranch dipping sauce
One batch of our thick ranch dip recipe will serve 6 people, with only around 1g net carbs per serving!
This homemade dip can be enjoyed with some veggie sticks, keto crackers, and chips (like these ones - LOW CARB KETO TORTILLA CHIPS and LOW CARB CHIA CRACKERS). It can also be served alongside these BAKED KETO BUFFALO WINGS or BUFFALO KETO CHICKEN TENDERS.
Properly stored (in an air-tight container), ranch dip will last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
While store-bought dips and dressings may be suitable for freezing because of the oxidants, thickening agents, and emulsifiers inside, freezing homemade dips and sauces that contain dairy can be a disaster. They can curdle and split during the thawing process or give a bitter aftertaste if they contain buttermilk.
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- ½ cup 115g Instant keto mayonnaise or other keto-friendly mayo
- ½ cup 125g sour cream, full fat
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, finely chopped
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoon lemon juice
- Salt to taste
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 1-2 tablespoon buttermilk, milk, or water, optional
- Add all the ingredients into a medium mixing bowl and mix well. Taste and adjust the salt if needed.
- Optionally, add 1-2 tablespoon buttermilk, milk, or water to thin out the dip to your taste, or to make it thin enough to use as a salad dressing. Taste and add extra salt if needed.
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Fresh herbs make it taste so good!