This smoky, spicy and creamy ranch salad dressing has the most amazing flavor with just a slight bit of a kick from the added Chipotle pepper.
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Making your own salad dressing and dip is so much easier than you might think and it's healthier too! Being able to control the ingredients allows you to cater the flavors to your preference and ensures you are using ingredients without hidden carbs or preservatives.
I am a huge fan of homemade dressings. It's wonderful being able to make a fresh batch with just a few simple ingredients. By making your own, you can also rid your fridge of all those partially full bottles of expired dressing.
Also, by making your own, you can change up dressing anytime you want a salad. If you love a savory vinaigrette style dressing, you should try these, Sugar-Free Apricot Vinaigrette and Raspberry Vinaigrette. Or for something special during the holidays, this Cranberry Vinaigrette makes an amazing condiment for any salad. Most vinaigrette can double as a marinade for chicken or steak, so keep that in mind for leftovers.
But, if you prefer a creamy style dressing, these Bacon Ranch, Avocado Lime Cilantro, Blue Cheese, Caesar and Creamy Balsamic Keto dressings are sure to make your salads happy!
But let's be honest, what can be better than the smoky flavors of chipotle peppers?! This Chipotle Ranch Dressing is oh so smooth very and creamy, and would pair well with just about any salad. The flavors are so robust, it can even double as a dip with your favorite low carb veggies!
What's in Chipotle Salad Dressing
- Chipotle pepper
- Smoked paprika
- Ground cumin
- Sour cream
- Heavy cream
- Onion powder
- Lime juice
- Apple cider vinegar
- Salt and Pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process until well combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue processing until smooth.
That's all there is to it, it's ready to serve!
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week. Because this dressing comes together so quickly and because the texture is best when served fresh, it's not recommended to freeze it.
What do you Serve with Chipotle Salad Dressing?
Well, the first option of course is your favorite salad. But don't limit it to just salad. You can use this Chipotle Ranch Dressing as a dipping sauce with Coconut Shrimp, Blackened Chicken Tenders as a dip for any low carb veggies.
I love it served with celery, bell pepper slices or drizzled over tomato slices. You can use it to dress up your favorite Mexican or Taco Casserole too!
Are Chipotle Peppers Keto? What are the Carbs in Chipotle Peppers?
They are most certainly Keto! There's only 1 net carb in a chipotle pepper of medium size. And because they pack so much flavor, a little goes a long way!
Tips for Leftover Creamy Chipotle Ranch Dressing
If you end up having a little Creamy Chipotle Dressing leftover, here are a few ways you can make good use of it.
- Serve Keto Chipotle Dressing as a sauce over grilled chicken, shrimp or steak.
- Skip the ketchup and mayo the next time you cook burgers! This low carb Chipotle Dressing makes the perfect burger condiment.
- Do you like Yum Yum Sauce with stir fry? Make it a spicy Keto friendly version with this dressing and substituting the rice with cauliflower rice!
- Are you a fan of fat head pizza? This Chipotle Ranch is AH-mazing drizzled over the top of a freshly bake pizza!
- Needing to lighten things up? Add a dab or two of this Chipotle Sauce to cold-cut lettuce wraps. It really is a great way to add a lot of flavor!
More Keto Chipotle Recipes
- Baked Southwest Skillet with Chipotle Cream
- Chipotle Lime Salmon Foil Packets
- Chipotle Lime Vinaigrette Dressing
- Chipotle Lime Grilled Chicken
- Grilled Steak Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette
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Keto Chipotle Ranch Dressing and Dip
- ½ cup sour cream
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 1 Chipotle pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley
- 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 clove of garlic
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor and process until well combined.
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and continue processing until smooth. Pour over your favorite salad, taco or burrito bowl and serve.
- Store in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.
*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol: Swerve, Erythritol, Monk Fruit or Allulose.
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*Originally published on June 20, 2018, updated on April 13, 2021 with new photos, new video and helpful tips.
It sounds delicious what brand of Chipotle pepper in adobo sauce do you use? I had three options and they all had sugar in the ingredients
YUM!!!! Thank you for the recipe, it is delicious!!!
Keto Cooking Christian
Glad you liked it, thanks for stopping by to let me know!
This is soooo delicious. I used almond milk in place of heavy cream only because that’s what I had in the house. I would highly recommend this if you like a little kick
Found this on Pinterest. and just tried it. We all loved it over a chicken taco salad. With the two tsp of paprika + the pepper it comes out very, very smoky. I added another big scoop of sour cream to calm that down a bit. I also added a teaspoon of dill to make it a bit more ranch-y. We really loved this recipe and will make it again.
What is the "amount per serving" for the nutrition facts of the Chipotle ranch dressing