Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This is THE buttermilk ranch dressing you’ve been waiting for your whole life. Thick, creamy, tangy, and full of fresh herbs! Store-bought? Never again.

This is THE buttermilk ranch dressing you've been waiting for your whole life. Thick, creamy, tangy, and full of fresh herbs! Store-bought? Never again.

I am one of those weirdos who love ranch dressing on everything. E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G. Salads – yes obviously. But burgers? Pizza? Bread sticks? Pasta salad? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.

And yet….

I’ve never really been a fan of the ubiquitous bottle of Hidden Valley Ranch. Those seasoning packets of it? Sure, on pretzels or in taco soup or wherever. But as a salad dressing? It just has all the wrong flavors in my opinion.

Do you ever go to those fabulous diners that make their own buttermilk ranch dressing? Or the steakhouses? Dive bars? Pretty much everyone who isn’t a chain? Yes, those are the ranch dressings that make me swoon.

And the best news ever is, this version is EVEN BETTER.

It’s better because I can make it whenever I want and I can make as much as I want. And I can eat it with anything, and I’m not in a restaurant where people can judge me.

Now that I’m done waxing poetically about my obsession with ranch, here is some practical advice. I LOVE the little containers of everlasting-powdered-buttermilk, but don’t use that here. Use the real buttermilk from the milk section at your grocery store. The Knudsen brand comes to mind. Save the buttermilk powder (totally a great, legitimate product!) for all your baking needs.

Anyone else out there obsessed with ranch? Holler back.

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This is THE buttermilk ranch dressing you've been waiting for your whole life. Thick, creamy, tangy, and full of fresh herbs! Store-bought? Never again.
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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This is THE buttermilk ranch dressing you've been waiting for your whole life. Thick, creamy, tangy, and full of fresh herbs! Store-bought? Never again.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 357 kcal

Ingredients

  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon red onion minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of sugar

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and whisk until smooth. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes to blend flavors. Whisk to recombine before serving.

 

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This is THE buttermilk ranch dressing you've been waiting for your whole life. Thick, creamy, tangy, and full of fresh herbs! Store-bought? Never again.

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2 comments

  1. Can I ask where you got this pitcher? Thanks! :)

    • Amazon.com of course – that’s where I get everything! :) Here is a link if you want to check it out! http://amzn.to/1T0zft3
      This is an affiliate link. If you’d rather not shop through an affiliate link, just search for “Anchor Hocking Cruet” and you should be able to find it! :)

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