Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

 I have become disenchanted with store bought ranch dressing.  Mostly since making this ranch.  It takes about 2 minutes to make, and it always tastes so fresh and wonderful!  I like eating salads a lot, but I tend to be the type who ends up with left-over salad dressing left in the fridge for months, and it kind of freaks me out that some dressing is okay staying in the fridge for months... My solution?  Whip up a small batch that is perfect for your family, maybe a few guests and tomorrow's leftovers.  This batch feeds 4 comfortably, with a little left over for tomorrow.  Fresh and tasty every time!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:
adapted from Mother Thyme

1/2 cup Mayonnaise
1/4 buttermilk (I always use a scant 1/4 milk with 1/2 tsp or so of vinegar)
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp dried parsley
1/4 tsp dill
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
dash of pepper

Combine all ingredients in a small jar and shake until combined.   Serve over a delicious green salad or use it to dip your pizza in!


  1. Replies
    1. I'm with you 'til the end, sister! Love that homemade ranch!

  2. I may have to try it since my favorite ranch is Hidden Valley... which is clearly the absolute worst brand chemical wise. I'll try it next week on my monster salad. :)

    1. Store-bought dressing can be good, but since making homemade, I have become a salad dressing snob... ;) I would love to hear if you like it! I hope you do!

    2. I made it early today to be used for dinner tonight and it was so yummy that my toddler and I ate it with cucumbers and tomatoes! I've usually been disappointed with homemade ranch but I'm super excited for our monster salad tonight. Thanks for the recipe! :)

    3. Yay! I am so glad you liked it! It is always nice to know that you don't have crazy tastebuds :)

    4. I would like to discuss recipes with you

  3. Awesome and easy to tweek to personal taste. I make this at least once a month. Can be used as a tasty dip too!

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