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Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is homemade, low-fat and low-calorie salad dressing (or dip). Creamy, smooth, and with all the classic ranch flavors you love. This easy low-calorie ranch dressing uses pantry staples and can be made in a matter of minutes! You’ll never miss the bottled kind!

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing in a bottle.

Hello hello!

My Healthy Greek Salad Dressing went over so well, I decided to share a few more of my favorite dressing creations. Homemade salad dressings are really very simple and something you can make ahead and use all week.  I have nothing against using a bottle in a pinch, but homemade tastes so much better and you can control what you put in them. My Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing takes everything bad for you OUT of the ranch and makes it an amazing dressing or dip you can actually feel good eating. This recipe calls for no mayo or sour cream plus instead of using a packet or mix it uses simple spices you probably already have in your fridge.

If you are wondering if you can make ranch dressing with greek yogurt… YOU CAN!  It tastes better than the bottle AND is surprisingly healthy.  This low-calorie ranch dressing is perfect for dipping and drizzling on top of your favorite salad.

Move over Hidden Valley… a new ranch is in town.

Bottle of healthy Greek yogurt ranch dressing.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing Ingredients

To make this Greek yogurt ranch dressing recipe you will need:

  • Plain Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt takes the place of the more fattening ingredients you typically see in homemade ranch dressings: sour cream and mayonnaise.
  • Seasonings (garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, chives, dill): You can’t have ranch dressing without these main seasonings.
  • Lemon: A little bit of lemon juice adds a nice tanginess to the dressing. It also keeps the dressing bright and light.
  • Salt and Pepper: Salt and pepper help to bring out the flavors.
  • Milk: Dairy or non-dairy (make sure it’s non-flavored), you can use whichever type of milk you prefer.

How do you make Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing?

  1. Add all of the ingredients, except the milk, to a small bowl and whisk together.
  2. Slowly add in the milk until you reach the desired consistency.

How long does the ranch last?

Store the ranch in an airtight container in your fridge for as long as your milk and yogurt are fresh for!  Most likely that will be 5-7 days.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing in a bottle.

Tips for making the ranch

  • The recipe calls for using either fresh or dried herbs, making it a great year-round recipe. You can use whatever you have. Since my garden is going so well this year, I used fresh herbs in this version. It packs a lot of flavors too. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • If you have picky kids (or a picky husband!) this recipe is the perfect addition to a salad or veggie plate. They’ll never know you made the swap.
  • The type of greek yogurt you pick for this salad dressing will determine the calorie count and creaminess.  Higher fat yogurt will be creamier but lower fat will have fewer calories.
  • The base for this healthy dressing is basically just Greek yogurt and milk. The milk thins it out a bit and you can adjust the amount of milk you put in to adapt for what you are using it for. Want a thinner salad dressing? Use more milk!  Want a thicker ranch dip? Use less! Either way, you make it, it’s delicious!

What is Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing used for?

You can use Greek yogurt ranch on:

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing in a bottle.

The entire recipe for my Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing takes less than 5 minutes to make and is super low calorie.  A tablespoon of the homemade ranch dressing is only 27 calories when using fat-free yogurt and milk.  You can dunk and dip until your heart is content.

It’s also made with ingredients you probably already keep in your pantry and spice rack, so hopefully, it will be pretty easy for you to give it a try.  As always, I’d love to hear what you think in the comments below.

 

Other dressings you’ll love…

Healthy Greek Salad Dressing

Healthy Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing

Homemade Lemon Tahini Dressing

5 Ingredient Basil Vinaigrette Dressing

Healthy Homemade Green Goddess Dressing

 

If you make this recipe, I’d love to hear what you think! Leave a comment and a star rating ★ below. Make sure to follow me on InstagramPinterest, and Facebook too!

Bottle of healthy Greek yogurt ranch dressing.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Julie Wunder
Healthy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is a creamy, low-fat and low-calorie salad dressing (or dip). Creamy, smooth, and with all the classic ranch flavors you love. This easy dressing uses pantry staples and can be made in a matter of minutes! You'll never miss the bottled kind!
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 27 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
  • 1/4 tablespoon fresh dill OR 1/4 teaspoon dried dill, chopped
  • 1/2 lemon, small, juiced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk, any non-flavored type will work

Instructions
 

  • Put all ingredients except the milk in a bowl and mix well. Stir in a tablespoons of the milk at a time until you reach your desired consistency. Keep in an airtight container in fridge!

Notes

Use any combination of dried and fresh herbs you have on hand. Start with the smaller amount of garlic and onion powder and add more to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 27kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 89mgPotassium: 65mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 54IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword dressing, greek yogurt, ranch
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By | 2020-06-02T17:06:12-04:00 May 30th, 2020|All Vegetarian, Food, Salads|79 Comments

79 Comments

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  3. Ramona May 12, 2020 at 4:08 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Delicious recipe – how long could I keep this dressing although I am sure it will not last very long. I love a good healthy dressing recipe and this definitely ticks all the boxes for me.

  4. April May 12, 2020 at 2:28 am - Reply

    5 stars
    I love making my own salad dressing but haven’t tried it with Greek yogurt yet. This recipe has all of my favorite ingredients so I am going to give it a try!

  5. Alena May 10, 2020 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love using greek yogurt in creamy salad dressings! This one has so much flavor too with all the herbs!

  6. Emily May 10, 2020 at 2:33 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Nothing beats homemade ranch dressing! Love that this recipe uses Greek yogurt- it adds such great flavor!

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  8. Gail Montero May 10, 2020 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love that this is so much healthier than the store-bought variety! I can imagine so many uses for this!

  9. Sondra Barker May 10, 2020 at 12:07 am - Reply

    5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this healthy ranch recipe! So much better than using the bottled ranch from the store.

  10. Jacqui DeBono May 9, 2020 at 4:53 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love making my own salad dressings. I never worry about the shelf life of them because they do not last long enough to get to that! I haven’t added milk to mine before though, so I am really excited about trying this recipe, I think it will have a lovely depth of flavour!

  11. Gabriella Pizzo May 9, 2020 at 10:46 am - Reply

    Perfect after this standstill, thanks for the idea. Hi from Italy

  12. Amy Liu Dong May 9, 2020 at 4:05 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This recipe deserves to have a five star rating, it’s easy and delicious. I will definitely making this as we love having ranch dressing for our salad and for our sandwiches.

  13. Lesli Schwartz May 8, 2020 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I’m always looking for new healthy salad dressings and I love a good Ranch dressing. I will definitely be trying your recipe!

  14. Stine Mari May 8, 2020 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I love ranch dressing, and this healthier low calorie ranch dressing will be a hit at our house for bbq season – yum!

  15. Marta May 7, 2020 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    To me, there’s nothing better than a homemade salad dressing. This is going to become a regular recipe in my kitchen.

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  20. Amy Brouillette May 27, 2019 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    This dressing is really good and simple to make. Now I can put whole spoonfuls in my salad and not feel bad about it. Yay!

  21. Valerie Martin May 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm - Reply

    Do you have the calorie count for the ranch dressing? IDK if it’s mentioned above, if so I can’t seem to find it.

    • Brenda June 12, 2019 at 9:40 pm - Reply

      Just made this and it tastes nothing like ranch dressing. Do I need to let it sit in the fridge for a bit? I omitted the chives because I didn’t have any, and substituted white vinegar for the lemon juice. I wouldn’t think that would make a big difference. Comments? Suggestions?

      • JulieWunder June 13, 2019 at 1:48 pm - Reply

        Hi Brenda! I’d definitely try it again with the lemon and chives… they are big parts of the taste of the dressing. You can let it sit in the fridge to let the flavors marinate!

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  24. India August 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I can’t really do a lot of acidity. Do you have any salad dressing recipes that have some natural sweetness?

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    • India August 19, 2018 at 2:52 pm - Reply

      I can’t really do a lot of acidity. Do you have any salad dressing recipes that have some natural sweetness?

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  37. Brenda June 9, 2017 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    This sounds really delicious! I was going to ask how long it lasts, but I saw you already answered that question from someone else, thanks. I pinned the recipe.

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    • Oma February 6, 2018 at 7:46 pm - Reply

      5 stars
      My first ever homemade salad dressing and it was fantastic!! My husband loves Ranch Dressing and this was his best yet!! The Greek Ranch Dressing was so easy to make and I had all of the ingredients. How great is that? Thank you so much! I’m anxious to try your other recipes for dressing!!

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  44. Rachel August 15, 2016 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Great recipe. My son has been on a ranch dressing kick lately and I grimace at the thought of what’s in it even when it’s the “healthy” organic kind. This is a great alternative.

  45. Miz Helen August 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    I just pinned your Ranch Dressing,it looks great. Hope you are having a fantastic day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  46. Emily August 12, 2016 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Greek yogurt and milk is one of the best dressing bases!

  47. Mary Beth Jackson August 10, 2016 at 4:05 pm - Reply

    YUM! How long will this last once made? I want to try making some homemade dressings.

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm - Reply

      It will last as long as the greek yogurt and milk expiration date.

  48. Andrea on Vacation August 10, 2016 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Yes! I love ranch- on my salad, on my pizza, anything! And even better is that I have all the ingredients at home right now- in the fridge or in my garden.

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 5:39 pm - Reply

      Yes! I keep this stuff around too… so it’s a great little recipe.

  49. Oh, this sounds so yummy! I love homemade dressings.

  50. Linda August 10, 2016 at 12:56 am - Reply

    This looks amazing! What a great idea!

  51. Love me some healthy ranch dressing!

  52. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy August 9, 2016 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    We make our own healthier ranch with yoghurt too. it’s so nice on a light summer salad.

  53. Heather @Lunging Through Life August 9, 2016 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Mmm I am a Ranch fanatic. I am going to have to try this for sure!!

  54. Jeff SWANN August 9, 2016 at 11:27 am - Reply

    Your dressings always look so yummy.. really hope to make this ranch .. be good for salads or chips or veggies.

  55. Holly August 9, 2016 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Hi Julie! I’m a huge fan of making homemade salad dressing. Love this healthy take on ranch dressing – I’m gonna have to give it a try!

    • JulieWunder August 14, 2016 at 5:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Holly! Me too. Hope you are having a great weekend.

  56. Patricia @Sweet and Strong August 9, 2016 at 10:13 am - Reply

    YUM, looks so good. I haven’t bought dressing in years once I discovered how easy it is to make your own!

  57. Farrah August 9, 2016 at 7:57 am - Reply

    This looks amazing, and hooray for greek yogurt! *-* Can’t wait to try making it! <3

  58. Susie @ Suzlyfe August 9, 2016 at 6:51 am - Reply

    Hidden Valley ain’t got nothing on this!

  59. Blane Sherer August 9, 2016 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Nice color with the parsley and lemons ( smile ).
    Homemade dressing is the way to go !

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