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homemade ranch dressing/dip in a glass jar garnished with fresh herbs
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Homemade Ranch Dressing

This easy Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is perfect over salads. You can also serve it as a dip for veggies or chips - healthier than store-bought. This Recipe yields about 1 cup dressing.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade ranch dressing
Diet Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
Method No-Cook
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 502kcal
Author Bhavana Patil


  • ½ cup sour cream (or greek yogurt)
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ½ cup buttermilk or as required
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced or pressed
  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice (or apple cider vinegar)
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste


  • In a jar or bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, buttermilk, fresh herbs, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth. At this stage, taste and adjust the seasonings to your liking.
  • Serve it immediately or transfer it to an airtight container and store it in the refrigerator until ready to use.


Tips & Variations

  1. If you don't have buttermilk, you can make a homemade buttermilk substitute by combining a teaspoon of lemon juice with ½ cup of milk.
  2. You can replace lemon juice with apple cider vinegar for extra tartness.
  3. Both fresh herbs and dried herbs work great for this recipe.
  4. To make spicy ranch dressing, add a little cayenne pepper or red chili powder for a kick.
  5. Be sure to taste the dressing and adjust the seasoning as you like.
Note: Nutrition values are my best estimates. If you rely on them for your diet, use your preferred nutrition calculator.


Calories: 502kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 343mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 1432IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 1mg