Greek Yogurt Cucumber Ranch Dressing

This Greek yogurt cucumber ranch dressing is easy, made with wholesome ingredients and absolutely delicious. If you’re a ranch lover you’ll love this healthy, refreshing spin on your favorite dressing.

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Why you’ll love this recipe

This refreshing cucumber ranch dressing is easy, delicious, and made with healthier ingredients than your standard ranch dressing recipe.

Homemade salad dressings take barely any prep time and are so much more flavorful than what you’ll find at the grocery store.

It’s perfect for topping a simple salad side dish, dipping veggies in, or even using in a sandwich or wrap.

It’s also super easy to make- all you have to do is throw everything into a blender or food processor and blend.

I especially love this dressing to use extra cucumber, chives and dill from my summer garden- I’ll be making this one all summer long.

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You only need a few simple ingredients to make my favorite cucumber ranch dressing:

  • Plain Greek yogurt: Greek yogurt is my favorite base for ranch dressings because it’s more nutritious than mayonnaise or sour cream but it’s still creamy and flavorful. Plain Greek yogurt is similar to sour cream so it works perfectly. You can use full fat or fat-free, whatever you prefer (I like full-fat!).
  • Cucumber: Fresh cucumber adds a burst of refreshing flavor to this creamy dressing- my favorite type of cucumbers are English cucumbers or mini cucumbers for the best flavor. Just make sure they’re peeled and cut into small pieces so that they blend easily.
  • Milk: You can use a little bit of milk to thin the dressing to your desired consistency.
  • Fresh dill: Fresh dill is so flavorful and an absolute must in homemade ranch dressings like this one! Fresh herbs are my favorite for homemade dressings because they add so much fresh flavor.
  • Chives: Fresh chives also adds mild onion flavor to this ranch dressing.
  • Lemon: I like to add just a little bit of tangy lemon juice to brighten up the flavors.
  • Garlic: Fresh garlic is one of my favorite ingredients to add to homemade dressings because it adds tons of extra flavor. To make it easy, use a microplane- this is my favorite one!
  • Salt, pepper and onion flakes: You’ll only need a few simple spices since the fresh ingredients already need so much flavor. You can also use onion powder or garlic powder if you don’t have fresh.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Add all ingredients except for milk to a food processor or blender. Blend on high until dressing is creamy.
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  1. If needed, add a tablespoon of milk at a time to thin dressing to desired consistency. Add additional salt and black pepper to taste.
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  1. Enjoy as a dressing or cucumber ranch veggie dip!
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What should I use this dressing for?

There are so many different ways you can use this salad dressing, but here are some of my favorite ideas!

  • Simple summer salads with greens, fresh cucumbers, tomato and sweet onions or red onion.
  • As a dip for fresh sliced veggies like cucumbers, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and carrots.
  • Add tangy ranch flavor to burgers, sandwiches or wraps.
  • Use as the dressing for my High Protein Pasta Salad.
  • Use as the dressing for my Burger Salad Bowls

Recipe FAQ

How should I store this?

Store extra dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Before using, be sure to give the dressing a shake because it does separate a bit in the fridge. I like to try to use it by day 3 for the best flavor and freshness.

Do I need to blend this?

Blending the ingredients will give the creamiest consistency, but you could also make it by hand by mincing everything very, very fine. Just keep in mind that the final product will be much thicker and chunkier.

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  1. My favorite food processor
  2. Garlic microplane for easy finely minced garlic

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Greek Yogurt Cucumber Ranch Dressing

Refreshing creamy Greek yogurt cucumber ranch dressing made with wholesome ingredients like Greek yogurt, cucumber and fresh dill.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup cucumber peeled and seeds removed
  • 2 small garlic cloves finely minced or microplaned
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp fresh chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion flakes 1/4 tsp if onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • milk to thin, if needed, add 1 tbsp at a time


  • Add all ingredients except for milk to a food processor or blender. Blend on high until dressing is creamy.
  • If needed, add a tablespoon of milk at a time to thin to desired consistency. Add additional salt and black pepper to taste.
Course: Salad, Side Dish


Serving: 3tbsp | Calories: 21kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 0.1g | Saturated Fat: 0.04g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.02g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 80mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 159IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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