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Healthy Ranch Dressing

    This healthy, low calorie five-ingredient creamy ranch dressing recipe is made with fresh dill, lemon juice, and plain yogurt.

    ranch dressing on a salad

    There are many things I love and admire about my beautiful mother but I am especially grateful that she taught me the art of making homemade salad dressing.

    dill being cut with a knife

    The truth is, we never had bottled salad dressing in the fridge growing up. She always made it from scratch with just a handful of simple ingredients.

    To this day, I make my own salad dressing every night just like my mommy did. Really, it’s all I know and it couldn’t be any easier.

    Dill Ranch Yogurt Ingredients

    Most nights I make a traditional Lebanese salad dressing recipe but this time I decided to create a guilt-free version of a restaurant classic: ranch dressing.

    Whisking Ranch Dressing

    With as little as five simple ingredients and a resealable Ball canning glass jar, you are just a few minutes away from a fresh and healthy ranch dressing recipe.

    Healthy Ranch Dressing

    Be sure to make a double batch and keep extras on hand for healthy eating all week long.

    Liz Eating Salad

    Frequently asked questions:

    How long can fresh dressing be stored for?

    You can store prepared ranch salad dressing in the refrigerator in a covered, air-tight container for up to 7 days.

    Besides a salad what other ways can you enjoy homemade ranch dressing?

    In addition to serving it over mixed greens, we love using it as a dip with fresh vegetables or as a healthy sauce for roasted veggies. It’s also great with homemade baked sweet potato fries.

    Suggestions for packing a salad in advance?

    You can pack a salad and use this dressing in advance. Either place the dressing in a separate container so it doesn’t wilt the greens or place it in the bottom of the container before adding in salad ingredients then toss before serving.

    Easy Ranch Dressing
    Liz Making Ranch Dressing

    Your fork is waiting.

    Healthy Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

    Healthy Ranch Dressing

    4.67 stars average
    This healthy, low calorie five-ingredient creamy ranch dressing recipe is made with fresh dill, lemon juice, and plain yogurt.
    PREP: 5 mins
    TOTAL: 5 mins
    Servings: 4


    • ¾ cup Stonyfield whole milk plain yogurt
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
    • 1 clove garlic (grated)
    • salt and pepper to taste


    • Place all ingredients in a resealable Ball Canning glass jar and shake well. Serve over salad greens or use as a dip for vegetables.

    Recipe Video


    Calories: 36kcalCarbohydrates: 3.9gProtein: 1.7gFat: 1.7gSaturated Fat: 1.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.6gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 25mgFiber: 0.6gSugar: 2.6g

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    For Satisfying Salad Recipes to use with this dressing, head to Pinterest!


    Liz DellaCroce

    Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


    1. Hi there, thanks so much for this recipe — it sounds perfect! Just wondering about the yogurt – I usually only have Activia on hand, would that affect the quality of this dressing? Thanks so much for your great recipes!

    2. Dear Liz, sometimes I just crave salad and this is one I could enjoy any time! The dressing sounds perfect and I love how simple it is…homemade dressing is the best. xo, Catherine

      1. Is this 36 calories per serving or overall?
        I was trying to figure out how the full-fat yogurt yield so low calories and fat.

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