This homemade ranch dressing recipe is quick and easy to make and is versatile for salads, vegetables and many other foods. It also makes an easy party dip!
Ranch dressing is a delicious American salad dressing that has been the most popular salad dressing in the United States for decades, and it’s no surprise why people love it!
Ranch dressing is usually made from buttermilk, salt, garlic, onion and various herbs and spices mixed into a sauce, usually based on mayonnaise. It’s super easy to make. Just combine the ingredients, mix and store in a jar in the refrigerator.
This homemade ranch dressing recipe can easily be made into a ranch dip, perfect as a vegetable dip for parties. It is simple to make this into a homemade ranch dip recipe. All you have to do is use sour cream or yogurt in place of the buttermilk.
This ranch dressing is much less expensive to make than the store bought dressing and has a much fresher taste! Give it a try and you’ll love it!
Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe Easy And Quick!
This homemade ranch dressing recipe is quick and easy to make! It’s perfect for salads, vegetables and more and makes a super easy party dip!
- Yield: 2 Cups
1 cup mayonnaise (low-fat may be used)
1 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp. green onions, minced (tops only or chives)
1/4 tsp. onion powder or 1 Tbsp. fresh onions, minced
2 tsp. parsley, minced
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/4 tsp. garlic powder or 1/2 to 1 garlic clove, finely minced
1/4 tsp. paprika
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
- Combine all of the ingredients in a container with a lid.
- Refrigerate before serving. Makes 2 cups.
For Ranch Dip: Use sour cream or yogurt in place of buttermilk.
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I’ve been eating more salads lately, so I’m loving these recipes. I also plan to make that hot dog recipe you had in the newsletter this weekend, which I’m looking forward to. Thanks.
I made this dressing over the weekend and it’s so good!
How long will this keep in the fridge?
About 2 weeks. You could always cut the recipe in half or you could keep the dry spices mixed and in a packet then when you want some dressing mix equal parts of mayo and buttermilk and sprinkle in the spices from your packet to taste.
Thanks so much for posting this recipe! I have been needing a recipe for homemade ranch dressing. I was wondering if a little dill would be a good addition?
Yes dill would be great!
This recipe has spoiled me forever on store-bought. We can easily eat a quart of this a week.
Is this recipe in Dining on a Dime?
Yes it is
My favorite ever, especially after several days of heavy fatty meals.
What can you substitute for buttermilk? Can you just add some lemon juice to milk?
For this recipe adding the lemon juice to milk would not work – that usually works best for when you are using buttermilk in baking. You could try diluting down some sour cream with milk and use it. Also using the “sour”milk (using lemon juice) instead of buttermilk in baking will change the texture and lightness of something – it will taste good but the texture is slightly different.