Dill Ranch Dressing

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This flavorful and tangy Dill Ranch Dressing is made with just a few simple ingredients including plain yogurt, fresh dill, and lemon juice. Ready in just 10 minutes, it’s the perfect complement to any salad or dip for veggies. 

Dill Ranch Dressing

I love making salad dressings at home. They’re fresh, healthier, and much lower in calories. They also come together quicker than the time it would take you to run to the store. Most of the time I already have the ingredients I need in my pantry, and it’s amazing how simple it can be to make! My Dill Ranch Dressing is a favorite of mine, and is inspired by a dressing I used to get on a salad in college at a diner in Cambridge. It’s packed full of fresh dill which makes it a bit tangier than your classic ranch, but delicious on any salad or raw veggies.


  • Yogurt: I like to use plain yogurt as the base of my ranch instead of mayonnaise for what I find to be a creamier dressing; Greek yogurt works as well. You could probably still use mayo, but it’d change the flavor and calories.
  • Olive oil: Emulsifies with the yogurt and lemon juice to make the base of the dressing.
  • Fresh dill: Dill tastes great and has a host of health benefits. It’s rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, and calcium. You could use dried dill as well, but would want to use less.
  • Lemon juice: Adds bright, acidic flavor that pairs well with the fresh dill.
  • Garlic: Adds to the classic ranch flavor with it’s aromatic, nutty taste.
  • Horseradish: Adds just a kick of heat and rounds out the flavor profile on this homemade ranch dressing.
  • Worcestershire: A sweet and salty sauce that adds body and umami.

How to Make Dill Ranch Dressing

Liz mincing dill

Start your ranch by mincing your fresh dill along with any other fresh herbs you might want to include (like parsley or chives). Then take your plain yogurt and put it in a medium bowl with your horseradish and garlic.

pouring worcestershire sauce

Then add the olive oil, fresh lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce as well.

Mixing Dill Ranch Dressing

Next add the fresh dill and season with some kosher salt and black pepper. Stir together until all ingredients are fully combined.

spoon of dill ranch dressing

Your Dill Ranch Dressing is now ready to go! Serve over your favorite salad of leafy greens, or pour in a cup as a great dip for chicken wings, carrots, and celery!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does all ranch have dill in it?

Classic ranch dressing usually has a couple different herbs in it, including dill.

What does dill ranch taste like?

Most ranch dressings have dill, but a dill ranch is usually much tangier and sour as it really ups that dill flavor.

How long does homemade dressing last?

This ranch dressing will last in the fridge for up to a week in an airtight container. Vinaigrettes typically last longer, closer to two weeks.

Dill Ranch Dressing

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Liz eating salad

Lower in calories and higher in flavor, you’re going to love this fresh Dill Ranch Dressing. Once you start making homemade salad dressing, you’ll never go back to store-bought!

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Dill Ranch Dressing

Dill Ranch Dressing

4.60 stars average
This flavorful and tangy Dill Ranch Dressing is made with just a few simple ingredients including plain yogurt, fresh dill, and lemon juice. Ready in just 10 minutes, it's the perfect complement to any salad or dip for veggies. 
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes

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  • 1 cup plain yogurt (low fat)
  • 1.5 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup fresh dill (minced)
  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice (or white vinegar)
  • 2 cloves garlic (grated)
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Whisk together all ingredients and enjoy with salad greens of choice.

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Good source of calcium!


Calories: 92kcalCarbohydrates: 5.7gProtein: 2.4gFat: 7.2gSaturated Fat: 1.1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 334mgFiber: 0.5g
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5 responses to “Dill Ranch Dressing”

  1. Nick M Avatar
    Nick M

    I ended up using super lemon juice and made it too sour. How can I balance this out? Any advice?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You could add a bit more of the rest of the ingredients without adding more lemon juice, and just make a bit more of the dressing!

  2. Brandon Avatar

    What is plain yogurt? Greek? No sugar added? Etc. thanks

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Just means unflavored! You can use Greek or regular.