Harissa Ranch Dressing Recipe

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

Vicky Wasik

Why This Recipe 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 Details

Harissa Ranch Dressing Recipe

Active 10 mins
Total 10 mins
Serves 6 to 8 servings
Makes 1 cup

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


  • 1/3 cup (80g) crème fraîche

  • 1/2 cup (110gbuttermilk

  • 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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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
63 Calories
6g Fat
3g Carbs
1g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 202mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 94mg 2%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)