This healthy buffalo ranch is loaded with flavor, easy to make, and WW friendly!

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healthy buffalo ranch

Is there any better combo than spicy buffalo with some creamy dressing to cool it down? If you ask me, no. I’m also partial to the combo of buffalo and ranch, but traditional ranch can add lots of fat, calories, and WW points to a meal. So, I sought to create a healthier version of those flavors that I love, so that I could drench everything from chicken nuggets to salads in it. Behold: Healthy Buffalo Ranch Dressing. Whereas an order of ranch from a restaurant can run you upwards of 11 points (EEK!), my version is 0 points for a hearty ~2 tbsp serving.

healthy buffalo ranch

Making healthy buffalo ranch dressing

This dressing is a cinch to make, and if you have a shaker/mason jar, it’s even easier. Really just pour, mix, shake, and enjoy. The ingredients for this dressing are:

  • Nonfat greek yogurt (I use Fage 0%)
  • White vinegar
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Powdered sugar (trust me)
  • Frank’s Red Hot (or buffalo sauce of your choice)
  • Unsweetened almond milk (plain, or any milk you like)
  • Garlic powder, onion powder, dried chives, dried dill, salt, and pepper
healthy buffalo ranch

When I make this, I combine all of the spices in a little bowl, and then combine the yogurt, vinegars, sugar, hot sauce in a mason jar. Combine the two, add the milk, and shake it up. You can just as easily combine everything in a bowl and whisk it together. If you want a thicker dressing, reduce the milk amount by a few tbsp. If you want to thin it out a bit, add a little more milk. Same goes for spice – if you want it spicier, add more buffalo sauce, etc. I’m all about making things taste exactly how YOU like them!

Once made, just store in the fridge and enjoy for meals to come!

Uses for healthy buffalo ranch

If I’m being honest, I slather this on just about anything. But some of my favorite uses:

  • As a salad dressing for a tasty, healthy, buffalo chicken salad. I made these awesome salads with grilled chicken breast, shredded cheese, pickled celery, tomato, cucumber on a bed of romaine. Tasty, simple, delicious.
  • As a sauce to dip chicken in. I make these tasty chicken nuggets in the air fryer and dip them in this sauce.
  • As a condiment for wraps and sandwiches. This sauce is versatile and delicious on just about anything, but if you go the condiment route, I recommend making it a little on the thicker side so its easier to spread.
healthy buffalo ranch

Healthy Buffalo Ranch Dressing

Jacklin Altman
This healthy buffalo ranch is about to be your new favorite condiment. WW friendly and full of flavor!
4.34 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 29 kcal


  • Mixing Bowl


  • 1 cup Greek yogurt nonfat
  • 1 tbsp + 2 tsp white vinegar
  • 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp franks red hot or buffalo sauce of choice
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp dried chives
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • Few cracks of pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • In a small mixing bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, dried chives, dried dill, and powdered sugar and stir together
  • In another bowl, combine greek yogurt, vinegars, hot sauce, almond milk and stir. Add spice mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Adjust dressing as needed. To thin out more, add more almond milk. To make spicier, add more hot sauce. To make it sweeter, more sugar, etc. Store in the fridge and enjoy!


Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 4gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 641mgPotassium: 97mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 853IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 60mgIron: 1mg
Keyword vegetarian, salad, buffalo, ranch, dressing, condiment, weight watchers, WW, gluten free, buffalo chicken
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6 thoughts on “Healthy Buffalo Ranch Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    This dressing is a complete game changer!! I made this for my taco salad today and it’s so delicious. I will never be buying dressing from a store again when I can make this! It’s healthy, easy and only 1 WW point! I’ll forever be grateful!

    1. You can – you can also replace with a no calorie sweetener or a touch of agave if you wish. It does change the flavor profile a bit if you omit any sweetness, so I would recommend making it and tasting it and then adjusting from there!

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