Low Sodium Ranch Dressing

low sodium ranch dressing
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5 from 1 vote

Low Sodium Ranch Dressing

Whip up this easy ranch dressing that has less than 1/2 the salt and a 1/4 of the fat in bottled ranch dressings!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: low sodium ranch dressing
Servings: 20 2 Tablespoons
Calories: 41kcal


  • 2/3 cup low fat sour cream
  • 2/3 cup low fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 tsp dill weed
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar
  • 1 cup low-fat buttermilk


  • Whisk all ingredients together. Enjoy!
    Chill until ready to serve. This dressing tastes even better the next day!


Nutrition Information (per 2 tablespoons): 41 calories, 3g fat, 1g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 79mg sodium, 2g carbohydrate, 0g fiber, 1.2g sugar, 0g added sugar, 1g protein, 43mg calcium, 64mg potassium, 36mg phosphorus, 2mg oxalate

8 thoughts on “Low Sodium Ranch Dressing”

  1. Your sour cream,buttermilk,yogurt and mayo all have sodium.It look
    Like this would be more than 80 mg per serving.

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Bob! Yep, there are small amounts of sodium in those ingredients. However, with the portion size, the sodium does end up being very low! I take great care to make sure the nutrition analysis is accurate on all of my recipes 🙂

      1. 5 stars
        I really love the Ranch recipe and I don’t miss the extra salt at all the herbs make up for that.
        Really delicious.

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      I’d say up to 5 days or so! The same amount of time you’d let buttermilk or yogurt sit in your fridge!

  2. Sylvia Osenbaugh

    How can this recipe for low sodium ranch dressing be low in sodium
    when you put 1/4 teaspoon of salt in it and that equals 575 mg of sodium?

    1. Melanie Betz MS, RD, CSR, CSG

      Hi Sylvia! This recipe makes about 20 servings (of 2 tablespoons each). So, they 1/4 teaspoon of salt is spread out QUITE a bit. Each serving only has around 80mg of sodium, which is about 1/2 the salt in most bottled Ranch dressings. Of course, you could absolutely leave out the salt, but I find it really helps bring out the other flavors and, at 80mg sodium per servings, is still TOTALLY do-able for a low sodium diet!

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