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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

My Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you’ll ever get your hands on to date, combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, dill weed, tarragon, and basil. It’s so good you are going to be giving away the store brand you’ve been using.

I’m a firm believer in making Homemade Ranch Dressing; you can’t go wrong, eliminating all those chemicals and preservatives the store brands contain. Can you? Not friends and loving readers.

DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you'll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley,  dill weed, tarragon, and basil. It's so good your going to be giving away the store brand you've been using.I love Ranch Dressing and have been known to privately dump it on almost anything if you don’t watch me, vegetables, meats, chips, pretzels, and a few times a slice of pizza. Yes, I know that’s just plain crazy.  I can’t help myself, and I told you I love Ranch Dressing.

A little fact on Ranch Dressing:  Ranch dressing has been the nation’s best-selling salad topper since 1992 when it overtook Italian Salad Dressing in the United States. Can you believe that? I sure can because it’s my favorite go-to dressing for my vegetables and salads.

 

 

How in the heck did Ranch Dressing come to light?

Steve and Gayle Henson, a couple who have been said to own and operate a dude ranch near Santa Barbara, California, in 1954. Friends who visited the Henson home, known as Hidden Valley Ranch, frequently left with Steve’s special dressing. The Henson couple began to give their friends and guests to-go bottles. Eventually, the couple started a small plant where they manufactured packets of ranch seasoning to sell.

 

That was the beginning of Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing. 

Below you will find my amazing Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – DIY that’s so delicious, you’ll never buy another bottle of store-brand Ranch Dressing again!

 

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing 

  • Four garlic cloves, pressed
  • Two tablespoons fresh parsley
  • One and 1/2  tablespoons of  fresh dill weed
  • One tablespoon of fresh tarragon
  • Four or five basil leaves
  • 1/3  of a cup of chopped fresh chives
  • One cup of buttermilk
  • 2/3  of  a cup  of quality sour cream
  • 1/3  of a cup of  Dukes mayonnaise
  • One tablespoon of fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon hot sauce
  • One dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • A pinch of sugar, optional
  • 1/2 of a teaspoon of kosher salt
  • 1/4 of a teaspoon fresh ground pepper

 

 
 

3 Tips:

  1. If you are unable to utilize fresh herbs when making your  Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing feel free to use dried herbs- cut back amounts to 1/2 of the required herb.
  2. Plain Greek yogurt may be substituted for the sour cream if desired- this will change the flavor slightly.
  3. I do not recommend using Miracle Whip as a substitute.

 

 

 

 

5 from 8 votes
DIY is one of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you'll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley,  dill weed, tarragon, and basil. It's so good your going to be giving away the store brand you've been using.
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Prep Time
20 mins
Chill
1 hr
Total Time
20 mins
 

One of the best Ranch Dressing recipes you’ll ever get your hands on to date; combining buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, fresh herbs such as chives, parsley, dill weed, tarragon, and basil.

Course: Condiment
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing, Ranch Dressing
Servings: 10 Servings
Calories: 40 kcal
Author: hmccallum
Ingredients
  • 4 Garlic cloves pressed
  • 2 tablespoons Fresh parsley
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Fresh dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh tarragon
  • 4-5 whole Basil leaves
  • cup Chopped fresh chives
  • 1 cup Buttermilk
  • cup Sour cream
  • cup Dukes mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh lemon juice
  • ¾ teaspoon Hot sauce
  • 1 dash Worcestershire sauce
  • pinch Sugar optional
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
Instructions
  1. Place 4 pressed (minced) garlic cloves, fresh parsley, dill weed, tarragon, basil leaves, and chopped chives in a large food processor- pulse 20 seconds or till all herbs are finely chopped.

  2. Add buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice, hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, a pinch of sugar, kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.- a process on low 45 seconds

  3. Place in an airtight container and refrigerate at least a few hours before serving. I prefer to wait overnight before serving.

 

 

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10 Comments

  • Reply
    Angela McKinney
    March 29, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    Looks yummy! We use ranch a lot so making it myself may be a better idea than buying a bottle. Plus it would funner to make. Thanks for the recipe and for sharing at #HomeMattersParty

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      April 11, 2016 at 1:55 pm

      Thank you, we really enjoy it on our salads and hope you will as well.

  • Reply
    Myfamilymealtime (@FMealtime)
    March 25, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    My favorite dressing to dunk vegetables in!

  • Reply
    Culinary Flavors
    March 25, 2015 at 2:59 am

    I would definitely make this dip/ salad dressing with yogurt! Looks very appetizing!

  • Reply
    KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper
    March 24, 2015 at 6:32 pm

    Love when recipes come along that help you “step away from the bottle”. This one is one my “to do” like NOW! 🙂 Gotta knock those Socks! 😉

  • Reply
    Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
    March 24, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Oh, this looks so good!

  • Reply
    Joanne/WineladyCooks
    March 24, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    I love making fresh Ranch dressing. I love all the herbs and hot sauce, sounds perfect for dipping veggies.

  • Reply
    Heidy L. McCallum
    March 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    Oh it’s awesome, chill it over night the flavor is to die for!!

  • Reply
    homemadefoodjunkie
    March 24, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I love this!!!! I’m a ranch lover ( we have several bottles around here all the time) and this looks like a great option for Making it fresh and healthy:) I’ll bd trying it soon! Thanks Heidy

    • Reply
      Heidy L. McCallum
      March 24, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Oh it’s awesome, chill it over night the flavor is to die for!!

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