Dill Pickle Dressing

This dill pickle dressing that was made internet famous can be made healthier and in your own home in only 5 minutes!
Servings: 12
Jump to Recipe
Time: 5 mins

This page may contain affiliate links. Find out more in our privacy policy.

This Dill Pickle Dressing recipe is so good, you’ll want to put it on absolutely everything! The sweet and tangy dill packs this dressing with flavor and the creamy yogurt and mayo give it tasty texture. Best of all, it comes together in a blender and is ready in just a few minutes!

Taking a spoonful of dill pickle dressing from a glass jar.

Dill pickle salads have been taking the world by storm. They are prepackaged salads with this delicious and creamy dill pickle ranch dressing, crispy bites, dill pickle seasoning, and fresh greens. When I finally got my hands on it, I would say addicted is the word I was.

I was literally having the Taylor farms dill pickle salad every day for lunch with chicken nuggets. Yum! But, store dressing isn’t the best for me so I set out to make it at home. And what we came up with will knock your socks off!

Want more dips to enjoy? Try these: Lemon Herb Tahini Dressing, Chipotle Ranch Sauce (another one of our copycat recipes!), or Roasted Pineapple Habanero Sauce.

Table of Contents

Ingredients and Substitutions

Pickles, yogurt, spices, and juice on a green table.

All substitutions are a 1:1 substitute unless otherwise noted

Nonfat Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt adds protein and tang to this dressing, just be sure to use unsweetened and unflavored.

Substitutions: Sour cream can be used in place of plain yogurt.


Mayonnaise: This is our thickener. We tried this recipe without and to get that creamy texture the mayo is needed.

Substitutions: You can use additional greek yogurt or sour cream but the texture will be much thinner (still yummy!).


Dill Pickles: You can’t have this dressing without pickles!

Substitutions: Any of your favorite pickles will work. We use dill pickles for their tangy flavor but you can also use sweet pickles if you prefer. Dill pickle juice or dill relish can be used instead of pickles, use 1 tbsp of juice or relish to substitute 1 pickle.


Ranch Seasoning: I love to use ranch seasoning mix because it adds additional spices while only using one more ingredient! Plus, it’s dill pickle ranch dressing so you need the ranch.

Substitutions: Any of your favorite Ranch seasoning blends can be used. You can also make your own blend using a recipe like this one from Budget Bytes.


White Vinegar: Even with the tang from the yogurt, white vinegar is needed to balance flavors without weighing the dressing down.

Substitutions: This can be omitted in a pinch.


Lemon Juice: The lemon adds the brightness and fresh flavor necessary for a heavy and creamy dressing.

Substitutions: Fresh or bottled lemon juice can be used.


Spices: We use a combo of salt, pepper, and the very important dill!

Substitutions: Fresh dill is best, but dried dill will work too. Salt and pepper are a must.


How to Make this – Step by Step

Step one: Add everything to a blender or food processor and blend until smooth, usually 1 minute.


Step two: Enjoy!

Pouring dressing from a mason jar onto a salad.


Watch How to Make This – Step by Step


Joy Tip!

If you want to really amp up the flavor of this dill pickle and ranch dip, try using dill pickle seasoning instead of dill pickles. You can find it on Amazon here or try making your own.


Facts and Common Questions

How long can you keep homemade salad dressing?

You can keep this creamy dill pickle dressing for up to 7 days in the refrigerator and most other homemade dressings can be stored for the same length of time.


What is in the dill pickle salad at Costco?

The salad that this dressing is based on has a mixture of green leaf lettuce, red cabbage, dill pickle ranch dressing, dill pickle seasoning packet, feta cheese, and brioche croutons.


Is this dressing healthy?

This dill salad dressing is on the healthy side. Since we use Greek yogurt, the fat content is lower and protein content is higher. Plus without any preservatives, homemade dressings are one of the healthiest dressings for a salad.


Can this be used in other ways?

Sure can! This dill pickle sauce would make a fantastic dill pickle dip (a great side dish!), dill pickle pasta salad, or marinade. And if you’re using this as a dressing for one of my favorite salads (aka the creamy dill pickle salad), try adding some fresh flavors from red onions, cherry tomatoes, and other fresh veggies to really make your delicious salad sing!


Want to Save it for Later?  Here’s how!

This dill pickle salad dressing is great to have on hand but does not freeze well. So, I recommend only making enough that you will eat in the next week.

Fridge: Store this dressing in an airtight container or sealed jar (I prefer a mason jar) for up to 7 days. When ready to eat, just give it a little shake.


Fun Fact

Ok, this recipe’s fun fact is that I hate pickles. But I love dill pickle salads. Why? I will never know. But in other news, Americans eat roughly 8.5 pounds of pickles in a year (guess they are pickle lovers). Other folks like them too, even going back to 2400 B.C.E when some people believe the pickle was first created. (source)


More Joyful Recipes!

Try these refreshing salads!

Warm Harvest Salad

Orzo Citrus Salad

Gyro Salad


Did you try this and love it? Leave us a review, we would love to hear from you!


Pouring dressing from a mason jar onto a salad.

Dill Pickle Dressing

Servings: 12
Total Time: 5 minutes
This sweet and tangy dressing gets it's amazing flavors from dill pickles and ranch seasoning. It's so good you'll want to put it on everything!
5 from 3 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy, dill, dill pickle, dip, dressing, Ranch, salad, sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Calories: 95 kcal


  • 1/3 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 2 pickle spears
  • 1.5 tbsp ranch seasoning
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp dill
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper


  • Add everything to a blender and blend.
  • Enjoy on top of your favorite salads, or as a delicious dip or sauce!



Nutritional information is an estimate and for informational purposes only.


Calories: 95kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 309mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.4g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Did you try this? We'd love to hear how it went. Please leave a review below! Or, follow and tag us on Instagram!Mention @_Joytothefood_ or tag #joytothefood!


  1. Andre

    5 stars
    This was delicious!

  2. Eliza

    5 stars
    Mine wasn’t as thick as I thought it would be, but it tasted good. I ended up adding a little more mayo to thicken it.


Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

Photo of mika and dan smiling

Welcome to Joy to the Food! We’re so glad you’re here. We’re Mika and Dan, and the two Nalas (our spunky pups). We’re all about easy and affordable recipes that bring joy to the kitchen and make life stress free!