This simple dill ranch dressing is fresh, full of flavor and far healthier than classic ranch dressing recipes. It’s made with Greek yogurt and milk instead of sour cream and mayo, all while being just as creamy and delicious as ever!

Ingredients in Dill Ranch Dressing 

  • Whole milk Greek yogurt 
  • Whole milk
  • White vinegar
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Fresh dill
  • Fresh chives
  • Garlic
  • Salt and pepper
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Healthy Ranch Dressing

Most homemade ranch dressing recipes (and even store bought) use a combination of mayonnaise and sour cream in addition to a mix of herbs, seasonings and buttermilk. To achieve that same creaminess without all of the saturated fat I use a combination of whole milk Greek yogurt and milk.

To get that quintessential buttermilk flavor I add a splash of white vinegar—which essentially creates buttermilk. If you have buttermilk on hand, feel free to use that in place of the milk and vinegar.

One thing to note—I highly recommend using whole milk Greek yogurt. The fat content is what makes this so irresistibly creamy and flavorful. Plus, it’s leaps and bounds healthier than sour cream or mayo. And an added bonus? It’s full of protein.

salad featuring green beans and potatoes dressing with ranch dressing

Tips & Tricks

  • For a shorter ingredient list, swap the milk and vinegar for buttermilk.
  • Use fresh dill and fresh chives! Dried can be used in a pinch, but fresh is best.
  • Whole milk Greek yogurt is the best here—it’s got a great balance of creaminess and tang. For a lower-fat dressing you can use 2% but I do not recommend 0% or fat-free Greek yogurt.  

How to Use Dill Ranch

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  • Love your ranch dressing to be more decadent? Use mayonnaise in place of the Greek yogurt and add 2 tablespoons sour cream.
  • Make it even herbier by adding minced fresh parsley.
  • For a bright, citrusy take, use lemon juice instead of vinegar.
  • Add minced green onions for a mild onion flavor.

More Salad Dressings to Try

  • For a very traditional Caesar dressing, try our Simple Homemade Caesar Dressing—instead of store bought mayo, you make your own. So good! 
  • For an easier version of our Homemade Caesar Dressing, try our Easy Caesar Dressing!
  • This Green Goddess Dressing recipe is easily one of our favorite dressing recipes to date. It’s of course delicious drizzled over a big green salad, but we also serve it as a dip alongside a platter of crudité.
  • If you love a classic, you’ll love our Healthy Blue Cheese Dressing. It’s made with Greek yogurt so you know it’s uber creamy and packed with flavor! 
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Healthy Dill Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: ⅔ cup 1x
  • Category: Sauce
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple dill ranch dressing is fresh, full of flavor and far healthier than classic ranch dressing recipes.


  • ¼ cup whole milk Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar 
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated (½ teaspoon)
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


Add ingredients to a liquid measuring cup or jar and mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper taste.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to one week. 


Fresh dill and chives are ideal, but if you only have dried, start by using 2 teaspoons dried dill and 1 ½ teaspoons dried chives. Add more of each to desired taste. 


  • Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
  • Calories: 60
  • Sodium: 6mg
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 0.5g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

Keywords: dill ranch, dill ranch dressing

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Lauren Grant is a professional culinary food scientist, food writer, recipe developer, and food photographer. Lauren is a previous magazine editor and test kitchen developer and has had work published in major national publications including Diabetic Living Magazine, Midwest Living Magazine, Cuisine at Home Magazine,,, and more.

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