Easy Keto Ranch Dressing

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Ranch dressing is extremely easy to make and so much better than the store-bought version. It tastes better and doesn't have any unhealthy additives and preservatives. It's ready in just a few minutes and you can keep it in the fridge for up to a week. I didn't use any buttermilk to make this dressing even more keto-friendly. I like using it in salads or as a dip for vegetables and crispy chicken drumsticks. You will never need to buy the bottled version again!

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Nutritional values (per serving, 1/4 cup)

1.4 grams 0.3 grams 0.9 grams 25.1 grams 6.8 grams 233 calories
Total Carbs1.7grams
Fiber0.3grams
Net Carbs1.4grams
Protein0.9grams
Fat25.1grams
of which Saturated6.8grams
Calories233kcal
Magnesium and potassiumtrace

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (2.3%), protein (1.6%), fat (96.1%)

Ingredients (makes ~ 1 1/4 cup, 4-6 servings)

  • 1/4 cup sour cream (58 g/ 2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (60 ml)
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise (you can make your own) (110 g/ 3.9 oz)
  • 2 medium spring onions (30 g/ 1.1 oz)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped parsley or 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped dill or 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste (I like pink Himalayan salt)
  • Optional: 1-2 tablespoons of water if too thick
Dairy-free option:

Instructions

  1. Finely chop the herbs and spring onion. Peel and mince the garlic. Place the sour cream, heavy whipping cream and mayonnaise in a bowl. Easy Keto Ranch Dressing
  2. Add the chopped herbs, garlic, spring onion, vinegar, paprika, salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix until well combined. Easy Keto Ranch Dressing Serve immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 5 days. Easy Keto Ranch Dressing
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By Martina Slajerova
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Martina Slajerova

I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (26)

What is a good sub. For the mayo?

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Maybe more sour cream?

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Tried this the other night with dried herbs, it was awesome.....cannot wait to try again with fresh herbs.....thanks your recipes are making it easy to stay on track to this WOL

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Thank you for the lovely feedback!

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I started the Keto Diet at the first of the year. I have been cooking from your book The Ketodiet Cookbook.  It has helped being on the plan so much easier. I’m cooking tasty meals and don’t have to figure out all the macros.
Today I’m making your Ranch Dressing in preparation for the Super Bowl tomorrow.
Thank you for your great recipes.
Sandy Thompson

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Thank you for buying my book and for your lovely feedback!

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Does anyone know caloric count on this? As a very obese diabetic I have to include calorie counts.

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Hi Deborah, it is included as "kcal" - energy.

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This dressing is absolutely delicious! All of my English in-laws who normally frown at salad dressings scoffed it up! 😊 Martina, I have your app and follow the blog, but I am interested in buying your cookbooks....are the recipes different from the app and blog?

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Thank you so much! Yes, at leat 80% of the recipes (in most cases as many as 90%) are unique. The recipes that I sometimes include again in my books are "basic" ingredients that I then use to make other recipes (condiments, keto bread, etc).

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What kind of mayo? Real mayo or miracle whip?

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I always make my own: Healthy Homemade Mayo, Three Ways
Primal Kitchen Mayo is a good alternative.

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How would using buttermilk have made this less keto-friendly?  Just wondering ...

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Although it won't make a big difference, there are more carbs in buttermilk 😊

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You do realize that buttermilk is the "milk" left over from making butter out of heavy whipping cream and therefore cannot have more carbs than the heavy whipping cream.

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Although buttermilk is made from milk, you can use small amounts (such as 1/4 cup in this recipe). Mozzarella is made from milk too and it contains more carbs than cheddar, but it doesn't mean you have to avoid it 😉

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I believe your statement is incorrect.  
While buttermilk is derived from heavy cream, the other by-product is butter.  If butter has little to no carbs (at least less %-wise than heavy cream), whatever carbs that was in cream (which is not carb-free) is now in a higher concentration in buttermilk.  Hence, if you look at the nutritional information on buttermilk there are a fair amount of carbohydrates in it (at least more than heavy cream), hence the use of heavy cream in this lower carb recipe.  
Heavy Cream - https://goo.gl/fxGdnq
Buttermilk - https://goo.gl/7ygF42

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I beg to differ. Fermentation, which is a natural process in buttermilk, directly affects the carbohydrate content. As a result, carbohydrates cannot be directly derived from milk but should ideally be reduced depending on the level of fermentation. Most fermented products list more carbs than what they actually contain (thus 4.5 g carbs/100 g in full-fat yogurt but in most cases it is only 30-70% of it).  Lastly, in this recipe, the contribution of buttermilk is negligible anyway. It's a matter of personal preference.

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Is heavy whipping the same as double cream. Pat H

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Double cream is slightly higher in fat than heavy whipping cream (about 50% in double cream compared to 40% in heavy whipping cream). Either will work in this recipe.

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This is delicious. Really, really good.

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Do you know how many calories per serving?

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Hi Mimi, it's 233 kcal (calories).

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Have you tried the one with coconut milk? Which coconut milk do you recommend? Thanks!

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Thank you Kelly! Yes I did. I love Aroy-D (liquid coconut milk) and any coconut cream (tinned coconut milk that "creams" in the fridge and the tin is BPA-free).

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So yummy!!

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