Scroll Down To Continue

9 Healthy and Delicious Alternatives to Ranch Dressing

9. Sweet Onion Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ½ large white onion
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 6 tbsp white vinegar
  • 8 tbsp sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp ground mustard
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp celery seed
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. Cut off both ends of the onion and pierce the skin several times with a sharp knife. 
  2. Put onion in a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of water and microwave until soft, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  3. Once cooled, peel and add to a blender, then puree until smooth.
  4. Add oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, garlic powder, celery seed, salt, and pepper, and blend until smooth.

8. Greek Yogurt Chipotle Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 chipotle in adobo sauce 
  • 1 tsp adobo sauce (from the can of chipotles)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • ¼ tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Slice open the chipotle pepper, and scrape out the seeds (Wash your hands right after!).
  2. Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor, and blend until combined and smooth.

7. Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Scoop the seeds out of cucumber and grate over a bowl.
  2. Sprinkle some salt over cucumber and squeeze out extra moisture with your hand.
  3. Let cucumber sit for 25-30 to drain more excess moisture.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Let sit in the fridge for at least 1 hour to allow the flavors to develop.

6. Cilantro Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients:

  • ½ bunch cilantro
  • Juice of 2 medium limes
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ½ jalapeno (remove seeds if you like less heat)
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 8 cracks of salt
  • ¾ tsp spicy mustard
  • ¼ cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. In a blender, combine cilantro, lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, and vinegar. Blend well.
  2. Add salt, mustard, and olive oil, and blend. 
  3. Adjust seasonings to taste.

5. Creamy Avocado Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 avocado, peeled with seed removed
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 green onion
  • Juice of 2 medium limes
  • 1 tsp honey
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ¼ tsp dried dill weed
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½-1 cup olive oil

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except oil to a blender, and process until smooth. 
  2. With blender on low, add oil until desired consistency is reached.

4. Japanese Ginger Dressing

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup minced onion
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ⅓ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp minced ginger
  • 2 tbsp minced celery
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 4 tsp light soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend on high until pureed.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste.

3. Classic Hummus

Ingredients:

  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed
  • 2-3 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients except water to a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Slowly add in water and blend until desired consistency is reached.

2. Garlic and Fresh Herb Dip

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh chives, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix yogurt and olive oil in a small bowl. 
  2. On a cutting board, sprinkle ¼ tsp salt on minced garlic and, using the flat side of a knife, scrape salt into garlic until it becomes a paste.
  3. Stir garlic paste and fresh herbs into yogurt mixture, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

1. Creamy Jalapeño Dip

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup light mayonnnaise
  • ½ cup plain fat-free Greek Yogurt
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup fresh cilantro
  • 4 oz chopped green chiles
  • 4 oz pickled jalapenos
  • ½ tbsp dry ranch seasoning
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulse until smooth and creamy.