Homemade Ranch Dressing

A super simple recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing. If you enjoy making your own dressings, condiments and sauce then this recipe is for you!

homemade ranch dressing

When my wife tells me she wants salad for dinner I usually make my favorite Taco Salad recipe which calls for Ranch Dressing. Instead of the bottled Ranch Dressing I usually use, I decided to make my own this time around.

spices and herbs for ranch dressing
Spices and Herbs for Homemade Ranch Dressing

This recipe is one of these that you might be asking yourself why would I want to make my own ranch dressing when I can easily get a bottle at the store?

Well why I often like to make my own sauces and dressings is that I can tweak it to my tastes. A little more seasoning or a little less, very easy to get it exactly the way you want.

fresh chives
Fresh Chives

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

Another option is to use a cultured buttermilk blend. All you need to do is add water. I was very skeptical at first but in a pinch it works great!

delicious ranch dressing on taco salad
Ranch Dressing on Taco Salad

This homemade ranch dressing is not only limited to salads. You can use it as a dipping sauce for your chicken wings or as a condiment on your favorite Turkey Bacon Ranch Sliders.

Keep the ranch dressing in the refrigerator in an air-tight container or jar. It should keep for a couple of weeks but always check with a quick sniff test before using.

ranch dressing on taco salad
Homemade Ranch Dressing on Salad

If you want your ranch dressing to have a little more kick to it then I suggest you try my Jalapeño Ranch Dressing.

You will need the following ingredients to make this Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Mayonnaise, Buttermilk, Chives, Dried Parsley Flakes, Fresh Dill, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Salt and Ground Black Pepper.

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Whisk till well combined.
  2. Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Printable Recipe Card

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

A super simple recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing. If you enjoy making your own dressings, condiments and sauces then this recipe is for you!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time5 minutes
Resting Time 1 hour
Total Time1 hour 5 minutes
Course Sauces
Cuisine American
Servings 16
Calories 105 kcal

Equipment

  • Bowl for Mixing

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Tsp Chives, finely diced
  • 1 Tsp Dried Parsley Flakes, chopped
  • 1 Tsp Fresh Dill Weed, chopped
  • ½ Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ½ Tsp Onion Powder
  • ½ Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Ground Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, chives, parsley, dill, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Whisk till well combined.
  • Let the sauce sit for at least 1 hour in the refrigerator. This will allow all the flavors to meld. You can use it immediately, but the longer you let it sit in the refrigerator, the more flavorful it will be.

Notes

If you don’t have Buttermilk on hand, you can use this trick as a substitute: Add one tablespoon of lemon juice to a measuring cup. Add milk and fill to the 1 cup measurement line. Stir the mixture together and let sit for 5 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 177mgPotassium: 25mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 38IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 19mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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2 Comments

  1. Sarah Lee says:

    Hi, thank you for the recipe. I love ranch dressing.

    How does this one compare to the Wendy’s ranch copycat? Is the sour cream a game changer?

    1. Both are great sauces but I feel like this one is closer in flavor and texture to what you would find at the grocery store. Just make sure you give it some time to rest in the fridge so all the flavors can meld together.