Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

A quick and easy Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe made with fresh herbs.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

Around our home ranch dressing is a condiment that is always kept stocked up. Since a young age, our son has enjoyed ranch dressing, or “dip” as he always called it when he was little, on just about everything. I mean everything. I don’t blame him. A tasty ranch dressing full of fresh from the garden flavors is always a good thing. Plus, if it meant he would eat more veggies (along with all of those chicken fingers over the years) then that was okay with me.

This recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is packed with fresh herbs that mingle with mayonnaise, sour cream and buttermilk. It is super quick and easy to make too, which is another good thing about this recipe. Serve this tasty dressing with a fresh salad, or with a vegetable tray as a party appetizer and just watch the veggies get gobbled up!

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe notes:

  • The recipe below calls for fresh herbs. Dried herbs may be substituted if needed. Use 1/3 of dried for the amount of fresh herbs called for.
  • This recipe makes a thick ranch dressing. If a thinner consistency is preferred add a little bit of buttermilk at a time until desired thickness is reached.
  • If you own a zester, it’s a great tool to use for quickly grating the garlic straight into the mixture. So easy!

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

A quick and easy ranch dressing made with fresh herbs.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (+ extra if needed for desired consistency)
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar (or cider vinegar)
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated or finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley*
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives*
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all ingredients until combined well and smooth.
  2. If a thinner dressing is preferred, add a little bit of buttermilk at at time until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Dressing will last up to 3 days refrigerated.

*Dried herbs may be used. Use 1/3 of dried for the amount of fresh herbs called for.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

Originally published September 12, 2014.