Harissa Ranch Dressing Recipe

Is there anything better than ranch? Yes: harissa ranch.

Vicky Wasik

Why It Works

  • Fatty and rich crème fraîche can hold up to the heat of harissa.
  • Garlic powder is key to that iconic "ranch" flavor.

Chipotle ranch is so old news. The mild heat of harissa makes this ranch dressing a perfect condiment for crispy, fried chicken sandwiches and a great dip to serve alongside buffalo wings. And, of course, it's great on any salad.

Recipe Facts

Active: 10 mins
Total: 10 mins
Makes: 1 cup

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  • 1/3 cup (80g) crème fraîche
  • 1/2 cup (110g) buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons (8g) chopped, fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons (8g) chopped, fresh chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons (40g) store-bought or homemade harissa
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the crème fraîche, buttermilk, dill, chives, garlic powder, black pepper, harissa, and salt. Use immediately as a dressing or dip, or store in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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