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Homemade Ranch Dressing No Mayo

Looking for a ranch dressing without mayonnaise? Then try our ranch dressing no mayo recipe. All the flavor of ranch dip or dressing without the mayo!

Kim and I love ranch dressing! Not only on salads and sandwiches, but also as a dipping sauce for all sorts of other foods.

In fact, one of my favorite guilty pleasures is pepperoni pizza dipped in ranch dressing. It’s not the best thing for your figure, but every once in a while, it’s worth it.

Unfortunately, not everyone gets to enjoy this tasty condiment. Mayonnaise doesn’t agree with some people’s tummies.

The no mayo ranch dressing in a small jar surrounded by fresh veggies.

So, Kim and I decided to share a ranch dressing no mayo recipe. It’s a delicious adaptation that uses sour cream in place of mayonnaise.

Now, you should be aware that this recipe was adapted from our spicy ranch dressing on our sister site.

It only took a few changes to the original dressing to create one without using mayo. Additionally, if you prefer ranch dressing without dill, then you could leave it out.

Because, the sour cream in the recipe adds plenty of tartness to the dressing.

A hand dipping a spoonful of the dressing from the jar.

How to make ranch dressing without mayo?

First, grab a small mixing bowl and a whisk. Next, add the sour cream or Greek yogurt.

After that, toss in the buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, dill, black pepper, and paprika (if using).

Buttermilk, sour cream, and spices in a mixing bowl.

Last, use a whisk to combine all the ingredients into a smooth and creamy salad dressing.

You can store this condiment in your fridge, in a sealed container for up to 7 days.

The ingredients combined into a creamy dressing.

That’s it, your creamy ranch dressing no mayo recipe is done! Kim and I hope you enjoy it and wish you all the best 🙂

Oh, if you’re looking to top your taco salad with something new, try our fire-roasted Hatch green chile sauce!

Does ranch dressing have eggs?

Technically, yes some ranch dressings do contain eggs. Because, a lot recipes use mayonnaise as a base.

Mayonnaise, traditionally, is made using eggs as a base ingredient. So, if you have issues with eggs, then keep that in mind.

The finished dressing in jar served with fresh broccoli and tomatoes.

Recipe Tips:

  • Mason jars make preparing any dressing or vinaigrette a breeze. Simply place all the ingredients into the jar. Seal the lid and shake to mix all the ingredients together.
  • To make a spicy ranch dressing, then consider adding a little chili powder and cumin to the mixture. It adds a ton of smoky flavor and a little kick to the condiment.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, then combine a teaspoon of lemon juice with a half of cup of milk to create a homemade buttermilk substitute.
  • Try this dressing instead of a spicy ranch on our Mexican grilled chicken salad.
The no mayo ranch dressing in a small jar surrounded by fresh veggies.

Homemade Ranch Dressing No Mayo

4.6 from 86 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings

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  • 1 cup(s) sour cream, or non-fat Greek yogurt, or a combination of the two
  • ½ cup(s) buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon(s) onion powder
  • ¾ teaspoon(s) kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon(s) dill weed, dried
  • ¼ teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon(s) paprika, optional


  • Pour all ingredients into a small bowl. Whisk to combine. 
    1 cup(s) sour cream
    ½ cup(s) buttermilk
    1 teaspoon(s) garlic powder
    1 teaspoon(s) onion powder
    ¾ teaspoon(s) kosher salt
    ½ teaspoon(s) dill weed
    ¼ teaspoon(s) ground black pepper
    ¼ teaspoon(s) paprika
  • Transfer to a glass jar with a lid, and store in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.


Please see the post for extra information and tips.


Serving: 1ounce | Calories: 34kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 33mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.04mg
Recipe Rating


Saturday 3rd of June 2023

Made this twice with buttermilk I kefired. It’s delicious on salad and as a mayo substitute on tuna salad!


Sunday 4th of June 2023

Thank you Hibber! Kim and I are glad you enjoy the ranch. Thank you again for commenting and rating the recipe. Have a great weekend :)


Sunday 26th of March 2023

Made this ranch with more salt, some parsley and fresh lemon juice. Didn't taste like Hidden Valley, but close enough to make us very happy. Thank you for posting the recipe.


Monday 27th of March 2023

Thank you, Wanda! Kim and I are glad everyone liked the ranch dressing. Have a great week :)