Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is the healthy way to enjoy ranch dressing! It’s creamy, packed with protein and bursting with fresh flavor!

Greek yogurt ranch drizzling off of spoon into a jar

If you’ve been following along here for a while, you know that I’m not a big fan of mayo.  I’ve completely gotten away from using mayo over the years as I’ve found that I enjoy substituting it with my favorite vegan mayo (Vegenaise), Greek yogurt, or a combination of both.

Since I started posting no mayo recipes some time ago, it’s come to my attention that many of you feel the same way I do about it.

If you fall under that description, be sure to try my coleslaw dressing and louis salad dressing! They’re good enough to eat by the spoonful, just like this Greek Yogurt Ranch!

Why you’ll love this recipe:

  • This Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is better for you than those mayo-laden ranch dressing recipes. Greek yogurt is packed with protein and calcium, and you decide whether you want to use full fat or lighten up with low fat.
  • It’s tangy and flavorful with buttermilk, lemon juice and plenty of fresh herbs.
  • It’s a healthy dip for veggies and buffalo chicken wings, or as a dressing for your favorite salad.

Recipe ingredients

  • Greek yogurt. I use full fat Greek yogurt in this recipe for its creamy richness, but low fat or fat-free may be used if you’re watching your fat intake.
  • Buttermilk. I use low fat buttermilk, which adds a nice tang and also thins the yogurt out.
  • Lemon juice. Use fresh lemon juice as it has a much fresher flavor than bottled.
  • Spices. Onion and garlic powder add a nice savory flavor. Fresh garlic may be used if desired.
  • Fresh herbs. The fresh herbs are what really makes this Greek yogurt ranch next level. I used a combination of Italian flat leaf parsley, dill and chives, which all add amazing flavor. I don’t recommend using dried herbs over fresh as the flavor will not be the same.
Jar of Greek yogurt ranch dressing

How to make this recipe

This Greek yogurt ranch dressing comes together super quickly with almost no prep at all, and you can decide whether to whisk the ingredients together or process them in a food processor.

  • Place the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and herbs into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Alternatively, place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined.  When prepared using this method, the dressing will have a slightly green tint to it from the herbs.

FAQs

What is a healthy alternative to ranch dressing?

The healthiest alternative to ranch dressing is making it from scratch because you control the ingredients. This Greek yogurt ranch dressing is a healthier alternative because it includes Greek yogurt instead of mayo and sour cream. Greek yogurt includes protein, calcium, and you can choose full fat, low fat or non fat.

Is Greek yogurt better than mayo?

Full fat Greek yogurt is relatively high in fat like mayo, but it includes protein, calcium and probiotics. You can also opt for low fat or non fat versions if you wish to reduce your fat intake.

Greek yogurt ranch dressing in a jar on a wooden board

Recipe notes

  • Leftover dressing may be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
  • While dried herbs may be used in this recipe, use fresh herbs for best results.  The fresh herbs add a fresh, vibrant flavor that dried herbs simply don’t.

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If you make this recipe I’d love to hear from you! Leave a comment and rating below, or tag me @flavorthemoments on Instagram!

Greek yogurt ranch drizzling off of spoon into a jar

Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing

Homemade Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is the healthy way to enjoy ranch dressing! It's creamy, packed with protein and bursting with fresh flavor!
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt*
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives or 1 teaspoon dried
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried

Instructions 

  • Place the Greek yogurt, buttermilk, lemon juice, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper and herbs into a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Alternatively, place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined.  When prepared using this method, the dressing will have a slightly green tint to it from the herbs.
  • Serve as a dip or toss with salad.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • Leftover dressing may be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for up to one week.
  • While dried herbs may be used in this recipe, use fresh herbs for best results.  The fresh herbs add a fresh, vibrant flavor that dried herbs simply don’t.
 

Nutrition

Serving: 2tablespoons, Calories: 100kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 3mg, Sodium: 94mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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