low carb ranch dip

Easy Low Carb Ranch Dip

Making this easy homestyle Ranch Dip is the perfect way to ensure that you are staying on a low carb diet. This naturally keto dip comes together in just 5 minutes and is so versatile–put it on salads or serve with veggies, wings, or grilled meat.

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Best Homemade Ranch Dip – Low Carb, Keto, LCHF, Grain-free, Gluten-free, Sugar-free

Long before I decided to focus on eating a diet limiting sugar and processed foods, making homemade dips and dressings have been part of my kitchen routine. The difference between store bought and homemade is staggering. Enough so, that I have always made it a point to simply make my own.

Homemade Ranch Dip is definitely one of those dips that is simply amazing. Tangy, creamy, and full of herbs, you’ll notice a significant difference in flavor in this recipe than from anything you’ll get in the grocery store. 

Truthfully, this is the only ranch recipe I actually like. I tend to avoid store-bought dressings like the plague since there is some kind of artificial taste that haunts me. This naturally low carb dressing is fresh, flavorful, and made from ingredients that you’ll have ready in most kitchens.

Serve with veggies, wings, meat, or any other kind of snack item. This recipe is designed to be more of a dip than a dressing, but I’ve included exactly how you might extend the recipe to use this keto-friendly dip on salads.

Creamy Low Carb Homestyle Ranch Dip in a wooden bowl

Is Ranch Dressing Keto-friendly?

Ranch dressing/dip is one of the best options for a low carb or keto diet, especially when it is homemade.

Store-bought ranch dressing is low in carbs, but does normally contain sugar. The popular brand Hidden Valley Ranch has 2 grams of carbs and 2 grams of sugar in a 1.5 fluid ounce serving. Sure, this is vastly better than other dressings out on the market, but if you are truly trying to limit sugar and other chemical additives, making your own ranch dip is the best plan.

Plus, once you see how easy it is, and how much tastier, you’ll never go back. 

Looking for other low carb dressings? Try Low Carb Yum’s Blue Cheese Dressing!

How to Make Healthy Ranch Dip from Scratch

Ingredients

  • Sour cream
  • Mayonnaise
  • Heavy cream
  • Dijon mustard
  • Lemon juice
  • Shallot
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Chives
  • Salt
  • Pepper

This healthier homemade ranch dip is so easy to make! This naturally low carb dip is ready in 5 minutes.

Finely dice shallot and herbs. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir to combine. Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately, or allow the dip to chill for at least an hour to get a more intense flavor.

Store leftovers in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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Homemade Keto Ranch Tips & Tricks

Use fresh herbs, if available. A good number of ranch dip recipes used dried herbs. Not me. I’m a firm believer in the power of a fresh herb. Not only is the texture of your dip improved without those dried, woody herb pieces, you get a more intense flavor if you let the dip sit for an hour or even overnight. 

Want to turn this dip into a low carb salad dressing? Add more heavy cream until you reach the desired consistency. This recipe is designed to be a dip, but you can easily turn it into a salad dressing by thinning it out with additional cream.

This Low Carb Homestyle Ranch Dip is AMAZING alongside my Buffalo Cauliflower Bites.

What to serve with Ranch Dip

Homestyle Ranch Dip just goes naturally alongside raw vegetables. If you are eating low carb, I recommend celery, radishes, or cauliflower. Of course, carrots are always a delicious pairing with ranch, but contain 12 grams of carbohydrates per serving, so that may not work within your needs.

This homemade low carb ranch dip only has 1 gram of carbs per two tablespoon servings, and no added sugar, making is keto-friendly.

This dip, though, is designed to be enjoyed with many keto snacks outside of just raw veggies. Ranch is a classic dip with wings, but we love it with Buffalo Cauliflower Bites. 

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Easy Low Carb Ranch Dip
Yield: 3/4 cup

Easy Low Carb Ranch Dip

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Making this easy homestyle Ranch Dip is the perfect way to ensure that you are staying on a low carb diet. This naturally keto dip comes together in just 5 minutes and is so versatile--put it on salads or serve with veggies, wings, or grilled meat.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 1/2 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tsp fresh dilly, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp fresh chives
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • pinch black pepper

Instructions

Finely dice shallot and herbs. Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Taste and adjust salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately, or allow the dip to chill for at least an hour to get a more intense flavor.

Store leftovers in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gProtein: 0g
Nutrition is provided as a courtesy and calculated to the best of my ability using online databases. It is suggested that you perform your own check to ensure that a recipe fits within the scope of your dietary needs.

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