The Best Homemade Ranch Dressing (With Greek Yogurt!)

This recipe for Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is packed full of clean eating, healthy ingredients and the perfect solution to your cravings! Replace highly processed, store-bought dressing with this easy recipe that will soon be on your family’s gotta-have-with-dinner list!  This creamy Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing has just 7 ingredients and is gluten-free, keto-friendly and packed full of clean-eating healthy flavor! 

We all love foods that are fresh and zesty, and most importantly, good for you! This recipe for Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is packed full of clean eating, healthy ingredients and the perfect solution to your cravings, folks! Replace highly processed, store-bought dressing with this easy recipe that will soon be on your family’s gotta-have-with-dinner list!

You betcha, kids and adults alike just can’t get enough of this tasty and creamy-looking dressing. And because it’s super-invested in providing goodness, just like you, you can give into your loveable crew’s cravings every time they ask for it!

Overhead view of the ingredients label of a store-bought classic ranch dressing.

WHAT MAKES GREEK YOGURT RANCH DRESSING A HEALTHY CHOICE?

Swap out the fat, sugar, sodium, and additives that you see in dressing found on a grocery store shelf for ingredients like almond milk, apple cider vinegar, and coconut sugar. With just a few ingredients in this recipe, you can create your new favorite Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing in just minutes.

You’ll never look back, I know that!

Easy to make, this is a go-to dressing or dip that you can serve over a salad or with crunchy, kid-friendly veggies like carrots and celery. It’s great as a side to potato wedges and chicken or fish, and it’s fancy enough to be company-worthy, too! 

Check out one of my easy chicken dinner recipes and pair it with the dressing for a winning meal that is good for you.

Overhead view of a glass bowl of Greek Yogurt French Dressing with a spoon in the bowl.

HOW CAN I MAKE GREEK YOGURT RANCH DRESSING DAIRY FREE?

I bet you are wondering if you can eat Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing if you are lactose intolerant. There are a couple of easy options for tackling this.

If you have just a slight intolerance to lactose, then Greek yogurt is just the ticket. It contains only 4 grams of lactose per 6-ounce container, compared to the 12 grams found in the same serving size of milk.

A neat fact about Greek yogurt is that the probiotics found in it help you to process lactose. But, if you want to cut out lactose altogether, there are several brands of 100% lactose-free Greek yogurts on the market, too. Remember, this powerhouse food is a potent mix of nutrients that will boost your clean living ratio big time!

Alternatively, replace the Greek yogurt altogether with a plant-based product made with almonds, coconut, or even plantains.

Hand holding a glass Mason jar filled with salad and Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.

BEST HEALTHY INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS FOR RANCH DRESSING

This recipe, soon to be your new favorite, knocks out to the park several unhealthy ingredients: 

  • Dairy: If you don’t think you can tolerate dairy at all, you can replace the Greek yogurt with a plain, unsweetened, plant-based yogurt. Doing so gives this recipe the thumbs up for vegans, too. 
  • Sour Cream and Mayo: Looking for a way to cut a few calories? This recipe ticks all the boxes by replacing the typical ingredients of sour cream and mayonnaise with Greek yogurt.
  • Granulated Sugar: Coconut sugar has a lower glycemic index than highly-processed granulated sugar does, which means you lose the energy-sapping sugar spikes.

Speaking of substitutions, if you love, love the pungent aroma of fresh garlic, swap out the ¼ teaspoon of powder for 1 small, fresh garlic clove.

Four clear glass bottles ready to be filled with Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing.

CAN GREEK YOGURT RANCH DRESSING BE MADE THE DAY BEFORE?

Yes, you can prepare Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing the day before. Not only does it retain its just-made freshness, but making it 24 hours or more before serving allows the flavors to blend and become even more savory. Then, you can delightfully top any dish with a portion of this rave-worthy dressing. 

To grab these super cool salad dressing jars, click here!

HOW LONG CAN I KEEP GREEK YOGURT RANCH DRESSING?

This recipe stays fresh and tangy in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Add a dose of goodness to your kids’ after-school snack of veggie sticks and fruit slices. Or use it alongside any main meal dish as the perfect busy night addition to your meal.

So, if you strive for clean eating in the kitchen, or simply want a nourishing way to tackle the family’s hunger attack at the end of the day, add a dollop or two of this super tasting ranch dressing to any plate.

Overhead view of a salad in a glass bowl, as well as a ready to whisk dressing in a glass bowl.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR MORE HEALTHY, HOMEMADE SALAD DRESSINGS?

Are you looking to add more super-easy, delicious salad dressings to add to your repertoire? Here are a few more of my favorites:

Happy dipping!

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We all love foods that are fresh and zesty, and most importantly, good for you! This recipe for Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is packed full of clean eating, healthy ingredients and the perfect solution to your cravings, folks! Replace highly processed, store-bought dressing with this easy recipe that will soon be on your family’s gotta-have-with-dinner list!
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This recipe for Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing is packed full of clean eating, healthy ingredients and the perfect solution to your cravings! Replace highly processed, store-bought dressing with this easy recipe that will soon be on your family’s gotta-have-with-dinner list!

Categories: Sauce
Difficulty: Easy
Keyword: clean eating ranch dressing, clean ranch dressing recipe, sweet ranch dressing
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 77 kcal
Author: Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup plain full fat greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the plain greek yogurt, almond milk, apple cider vinegar, dill weed, remaining garlic powder, coconut sugar, and 1/4 tsp. sea salt in a medium mixing bowl.

  2. Can be stored in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 tbsp)
Calories 77 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 702mg29%
Potassium 141mg4%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 11g22%
Calcium 185mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Lacey Baier

Hey y’all, I’m Lacey Baier and I’m so glad you’re here! I’m a healthy lifestyle influencer and the creator of this clean-eating blog and YouTube channel, A Sweet Pea Chef. My recipes have been published on Food Network, Good Morning America, FoxNews, Tastemade, Fitness Magazine, and much more. I live in Dallas, Texas with my husband and four kiddos. Let’s get started!

14 thoughts on “The Best Homemade Ranch Dressing (With Greek Yogurt!)

  1. Hi Lacey,
    I just discovered you via you tube and intermittent fasting. Anyway, I love ranch dressing and will definately be trying this. One question though, in the recipe is says that one serving is one cup and in the “nutrition facts” it says that serving size is 1 Tbsp. I don’t see how the calories can be that much for Tbsp? Can you clarify?

  2. Can’t WAIT try to this homemade recipe. We love ranch in our household, we put it on everything from salads, to chicken strips, to pizza!! This sounds wonderful 🙂

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