Are you ready to jazz up your salads? Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing is PACKED with insane flavor, and it’s a tasty twist on a classic. Drizzle it on salads or dunk your favorite dippers into this crazy good dressing, sauce, and marinade! Read on and I, Chef Jenn, will show you how to make this amazing keto salad dressing perfectly every time!
Creamy and loaded with herbs, this Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing is a tasty twist on the original. Plus, there’s no funny stuff in it like with bottled dressings, and it’s naturally thickened so you don’t need to add any xanthan gum.
Ready in just a few minutes, this delish keto salad dressing recipe is a keeper!
What You Need To Make Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing
- Jar or salad dressing container
- Sour cream
- Dill pickles
- Dill pickle juice
- Dried dill
- Dried parsley
- Dried chives
- Salt and pepper
How To Make Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing
This recipe really couldn’t be any easier, and outside of some measuring, the only real work is in chopping up some dill pickle.
- Measure the mayonnaise, sour cream, dill pickle juice, herbs, and salt and pepper into a jar with a tight fitting lid.
- Shake the heck out of the ingredients to combine them thoroughly.
- Chop the dill pickle finely, and stir it into the dressing.
What Kind of Pickles To Use In Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing?
Avoid sweet pickles – not only are they not keto, but you want the big and tangy flavors of dill pickles to come through in this recipe. Look for kosher, garlic dill, or your favorite unsweetened dill pickle. Big pickles or small, it doesn’t matter. Just chop them up finely (but not pulverized). I use an alligator chopper to help me chop things like this pretty finely.
Chef Jenn’s Tips
- Don’t discard your pickle juice! So many recipes can benefit from the salty, tangy, and assertive flavor of pickle juice. To save it without taking up room in my freezer, I freeze the pickle juice in an ice cube tray, then just keep the frozen pickle juice cubes in a baggie in the freezer until I need some.
- Dried herbs work wonderfully in this recipe. If you want to swap out the dried for fresh, you’ll need to double the amount the recipe calls for, and make sure that you chop the herbs finely so that they can be distrubted throughout.
- Mayo and sour cream keep this recipe thick and delicious. Use full-fat versions of both to keep your fat macros up.
How Long Can I Store Ranch Dressing in the Fridge?
Dairy-based dressings will keep for about a week if kept tightly closed in the fridge. If your dairy is super fresh, you can probably squeeze another day or two out of it, but I wouldn’t push past that.
How To Use Keto Dill Pickle Ranch Dressing
This low-carb ranch dressing goes perfectly on your favorite salads, of course, but I also love using it for:
- a dip for spicy chicken wings
- dunking veggies
- as a sauce over grilled chicken and shrimp
- and more!
Frequently Asked Questions
Sure. Replace the sour cream with mayonnaise for a full-mayo version that’s also dairy-free.
It sure is! There’s just 1 carb per serving of this tangy and herby dressing.
It sure is! Just a bit of chopping and measuring and in under 10 minutes you can be feasting on this delish keto salad dressing recipe!
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Dill Pickle Ranch Dresing
- Put everything into a jar with a tight fitting lid and shake vigorously to combine.
A Note on Nutritional Information
Nutritional information for this recipe is provided as a courtesy and is calculated based on available online ingredient information. It is only an approximate value. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site cannot be guaranteed. Erythritol carbs (sugar substitutes) are not included in the carbohydrate counts as they have been shown not to impact blood sugar, and they have zero calories and zero carbs. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.
Want Even More Easy Keto Recipes?
I’m always cooking up new eats and treats in the kitchen, but the following are some of my tried-and-true favorites that I make over and over again: