Bri's Better-Than-Ranch Dressing
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Bri's Better-Than-Ranch Dressing is just what it sounds like: your new favorite condiment! Use it on salads or for dipping! See notes section below for allergy info (gluten, nut, and dairy free options)
Recipe type: Condiment
Cuisine: THM S, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Keto
Serves: 2 cups
  • 1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
  • ½ cup reduced-fat (or full-fat) sour cream
  • ⅓ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried minced onion
  • 1 teaspoon each onion powder, parsley flakes
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon each dill weed, oregano, black pepper
  • ⅜ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon THM Super Sweet Blend
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl or shaker container and whisk or shake well. If it's too thick for your liking, add a dash of water. (Or if you want a really thick dressing/dip, use a little less water.) Refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving. (The flavors will settle out a bit.) Store in fridge in an airtight container/bottle. Shake before using.
  2. I enjoy this dressing in a regular tossed salad as well as on shredded cabbage as a coleslaw of sorts! You can toss it with sliced cucumbers for an easy ranch cucumber salad. You can also use it on low-carb wrap cold cut “sandwiches” or for dipping veggies, fried mushrooms, or chicken tenders. I also enjoy it drizzled over baked spaghetti squash.
-Duke’s Mayo (the full-fat kind with the yellow lid) is a good storebought mayo option without sugar. I'm sure you could also make your own as well, and that would be even more optimal because storebought mayos often contain oils that aren't the best. If you make your own mayo with an on-plan oil like olive oil or use a storebought mayo made with just avocado oil and other simple on-plan ingredients (Primal Kitchen has one like this), the dairy-free version of this dressing is actually a Deep S!
-You could probably substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream.
-I’m not sure how long this will keep in the fridge, but it’s never gone bad on me. Mine is usually gone within 2 weeks. If it smells funny or starts growing mold I would throw it out. There are no preservatives in this recipe, unlike storebought dressings, so it probably won’t keep indefinitely.
-Add some sriracha for a spicy ranch option!
-Nutrition calculated per 2 tablespoon serving made with reduced-fat sour cream and Duke’s Real Mayonnaise.
-Gluten Free (use non-contaminated ingredients)
-Nut Free
-Dairy Free Option: Since mayo is traditionally dairy free, I made a simple dairy-free ranch dressing by omitting the sour cream. The dressing was a little thicker than I needed it to be so I added a dash of water. Worked great! If the flavors are too strong for you without the sour cream you can dilute the dressing a little with more mayo and water. Make sure to use a mayo that is dairy free. According to my research, most are, but not all. (In case you're wondering, I added the sour cream in the recipe above for just a little extra creaminess and to stretch the calories a bit more. The dairy option has a slight edge in my opinion, but I was really happy with the DF version as well.)
Calories: 139 Fat: 16 g Carbohydrates: 1 g Protein: 1 g
Recipe by Briana Thomas at