I’m so excited to share this amazing healthy chipotle ranch dressing with you today. It’s made with simple wholesome ingredients like greek yogurt, chipotle chili powder, spices, herbs and lemon. It’s tangy, spicy and the perfect recipe for drizzling on southwest inspired salads or my homemade turkey tacos or even using as a dip for fries or tots.
We can’t get enough of this healthy chipotle ranch dressing and neither will you. Try it out and let us know what you think in the comments below!
Ingredients in healthy chipotle ranch dressing
We’re taking traditional ranch dressing and lightening up, adding protein and a kick of heat. YUM. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Plain greek yogurt: instead of buttermilk (like traditional ranch dressing recipes) we’re using protein-packed greek yogurt to lighten up this chipotle ranch.
- Garlic powder: nothing beats a little kick of garlic in ranch.
- Onion powder: the secret ingredient for that authentic ranch flavor.
- Lemon juice: you’ll want to add a bit of acidity to balance the dressing. Feel free to use apple cider vinegar, too.
- Dried dill: you can use dried dill or freshly chopped chives in this chipotle ranch.
- Salt: to bring out the flavors in the dressing.
- Chipotle chili powder: I like using chili powder for ease, but feel free to sub a few dashes of chipotle hot sauce.
- Water: to thin the dressing a bit.
How to make homemade chipotle ranch dressing
Simply add all of the ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and mix until well combined. If using a mason jar, you can simply put the lid on and shake the jar until well combined.
How to store healthy chipotle ranch
This healthy greek yogurt chipotle ranch dressing will stay good in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Simply give it a stir (or a shake) before using it.
Use it as a dressing or a dip
This healthy chipotle ranch dressing is seriously addicting drizzled on salads, tacos and grain bowls or used as a dip for homemade fries. Here are some recipe I love to pair it with:
Farmer’s Market Spicy Tuna Wraps
Homemade Grilled Sweet Potato Fries
Vegetarian Southwest Taco Salad Bowls
The Best Crispy Baked Chicken Nuggets
Remember to check out our other amazing healthy salad dressing recipes here!
Healthy Chipotle Ranch Dressing
Incredibly delicious healthy chipotle ranch dressing made with greek yogurt. This creamy, homemade chipotle ranch has a kick of heat and makes the perfect dressing or dip for salads, fries, tacos and more!
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain greek yogurt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice (or can sub apple cider vinegar)
- 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
- 1/4 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
- 3/4 teaspoon chipotle chili powder, or sub a few dashes of chipotle tabasco hot sauce
- 2 tablespoons water to thin dressing
Add all ingredients to a bowl or a mason jar and mix until well combined. If using a mason jar, you can simply put the lid on and shake the jar until well combined. Dressing serves 4.
This dressing will stay good in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 1 week.
Love, love, love this. Four our family, 1/2 the amount of chipotle pepper though. Different brands can vary in spiciness. So yummy!
Very true – I would taste-as-you-go for the spiciness in here! Glad you guys loved it!
This is seriously delicious!! We prep rice bowls (cilantro lime rice, steak/chicken, veggies, black beans, and salsa) for weekly lunches and this is the PERFECT topper. Thank you!
That sounds amazing! Perfect dressing for those 🙂
Amazing! Thank you!
Perfect as written-great spice and heat, delish as dip for oven baked zucchini fries.
Absolutely! LOVE using this as a dip.
Such a delightful take on ranch dressing.
I loved this! I made it and decided to let it sit for a couple of hours to let the flavors ~gel~ together and I think that made it much better! I put it on my fajitas and it made a rockin dip, too. It’s still slightly reminiscent of yogurt but it has more of a sour cream tang and additional spice. I cut the chili powder amount to 1/2tsp to suit my tolerance.Thank you!
Perfect! Love this one on so many different recipes. Glad you enjoyed!
Great healthy option. I use it with any Mexican dish. I suggest adding garlic and onion powder to taste. Also I never have dull, and it tastes great without it!
Love that idea!
Perfect amount of kick for my chicken wrap or for my southwest salad, and it’s much lower in fat and calories than other dressings. It is my new go to recipe.
So glad to hear you’re a fan, Jill!!
We were buying similar yogurt dip at our grocers for $4 8 oz container. This recipe is awesome and taste just the same as the store bought. Was lucky to find chipotle chili powder at The Market. We are eating this with Stacys pita chips. ❤️
Oh yay, glad that you’re enjoying it and that it’s saving you some $$! 🙂
Love it! Needed a healthier copycat of my fave salad places dressing. I used 1 can chipotle and a little liquid as I didn’t have the powder. I also used lime juice and a little allulose for tangy sweetness to try and match what I was looking for. No dill for me but threw in some chives. Thanks for the base!!! Just what I needed.
That was 1 canned chipotle pepper, not the whole can!!!!
Awesome, thank you for sharing! 🙂
Easy and yummy! I used cashew yogurt for dairy free.
Nice! Glad that worked well and that you enjoyed it, Marilyn!