Nothing beats classic dairy-free ranch dressing, but this dairy-free low-fat ranch dressing is a delicious option when you need something lighter. It was an entry in a recipe contest that we cohosted, and was created and submitted by Moriah Geller.
Lighten Up with this Dairy-Free Low-Fat Ranch Dressing
Moriah blends dairy-free yogurt with just a touch of mayonnaise to maintain the natural creaminess of this popular condiment while trimming the fat and calories. Her recipe is also a small batch, so you can enjoy it fresh! But I do have a few quick notes to answer some FAQs.
How Much Salt Do You Recommend?
Personally, I think either garlic salt, salt, or garlic powder + salt works great. We’ve tried this recipe, and I don’t think both garlic salt and salt are needed. I would sprinkle in just a little garlic salt, to taste, or add a dash of garlic powder + a pinch of salt.
Can I Use Fresh Dill?
Yes, in fact it’s encouraged! Go ahead and use 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon of fresh dill in place of the dried if you have it.
Can I Make a Larger Batch of this Dairy-Free Low-Fat Ranch Dressing?
You definitely can. Simply double, triple, or quadruple the ingredients. You can buy a large tub of So Delicious unsweetened yogurt or similar brand if needed. We’ve added a large batch option to the recipe.
Does this Dressing Contain Probiotics?
As long as the dairy-free yogurt you’re using contains live and active probiotics, this dairy-free low-fat ranch dressing will too! It isn’t heated, so the good bacteria are preserved.
How Long does this Dairy-Free Low-Fat Ranch Dressing?
As long as your dairy-free yogurt is fresh, it will keep for up to 1 week in the refrigerator. Store it in an airtight container or jar.
Special Diet Notes: Low-Fat Ranch Dressing
By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and generally food allergy-friendly. Just be sure to pick dairy-free yogurt and mayonnaise that suits your special diet needs.
- ¼ cup plain coconut milk yogurt (Moriah uses So Delicious unsweetened)
- ¼ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon regular or vegan mayonnaise
- Garlic salt, to taste
- Salt, to taste
- Black pepper, to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, dill, onion, lemon juice and mayo.
- Whisk in garlic salt, salt and pepper, as desired.