Keto Ranch Dressing

Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe

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One of my favorite things about summer is enjoying fresh salads and grilled vegetables, and what better way to enhance these dishes than with a creamy, homemade dressing? This Keto Ranch Dressing has become a staple in our household, particularly during our family barbecues and picnics. I remember the first time I made it for a backyard gathering. My sister, who is always skeptical of anything labeled “keto,” couldn’t stop raving about it. She even asked for the recipe, which is the highest compliment coming from her!

What I love about this recipe is how quick and easy it is to make. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a delicious, low-carb dressing that rivals any store-bought version. Plus, it’s so versatile! Sometimes, I add a bit more smoked paprika for an extra kick or substitute fresh dill for the chives to give it a different flavor profile. If you like your dressing a bit tangier, a splash more of vinegar does the trick. This dressing isn’t just for salads; it makes a fantastic dip for vegetables and even a tasty topping for grilled chicken.

Whether you’re strictly keto or just looking for a healthier alternative to regular ranch dressing, this recipe is a must-try. It’s perfect for those busy weeknights when you need something quick and satisfying. Give it a go and see how it becomes a favorite in your home too!

Making Keto Ranch Dressing

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix together all ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a glass jar and shake thoroughly until it becomes fluffy and smooth. Use immediately or store in the fridge for later use.

FAQs:

Can I use dried garlic instead of fresh garlic for the Keto Ranch Dressing?

Yes, you can substitute dried garlic for fresh garlic. Use 1/4 teaspoon of dried garlic for each clove of fresh garlic called for in the recipe.

How long can I store the Keto Ranch Dressing in the refrigerator?

You can store the Keto Ranch Dressing in the refrigerator for up to one week. Make sure to keep it in an airtight container to maintain its freshness.

Can I use a different type of vinegar if I don’t have white vinegar?

Yes, you can use apple cider vinegar or red wine vinegar as a substitute for white vinegar. The flavor might slightly change, but it will still be delicious.

Is there a dairy-free option for the heavy cream in this recipe?

Absolutely, you can use coconut cream or almond milk as a dairy-free alternative to heavy cream. Just keep in mind that this might alter the taste and texture slightly.

Can I make the Keto Ranch Dressing thicker?

To make the dressing thicker, reduce the amount of heavy cream or add a little more mayonnaise. You can adjust it to your desired consistency.

What can I use Keto Ranch Dressing with?

Keto Ranch Dressing is versatile and can be used as a dip for vegetables, a salad dressing, or a topping for grilled meats and fish. It’s a great addition to many keto-friendly dishes.

Keto Ranch Dressing Recipe

Keto Ranch Dressing

Homemade Keto Ranch Dressing with garlic, chives, and smoked paprika. Low-carb and delicious!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Servings 9
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Ingredients
  

  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons chives chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  • Pour the mixture into a glass jar and shake well until it becomes fluffy and silky. Use immediately or store it in the refrigerator for later use.
Keyword Keto

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