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.
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.
🥛 Buttermilk Substitution
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!
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.
If you want your ranch dressing to have a little more kick to it then I suggest you try my Jalapeño Ranch Dressing.
📋 Gather your Ingredients
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.
🥣 How to make Homemade Ranch Dressing
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.
Homemade Ranch Dressing
- Bowl for Mixing
- 1 cup Mayonnaise
- 1 cup Buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon Chives, finely diced
- 1 teaspoon Dried Parsley Flakes, chopped
- 1 teaspoon Fresh Dill, chopped
- ½ teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ teaspoon Onion Powder
- ½ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- 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.
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.