Homemade Ranch Dressing

Guess what? I’m not really of fan of Ranch dressing. Well, at least I wasn’t. I’ve discovered that homemade and fresh herbs do indeed make a difference! This Ranch was delish! I’m a convert. I usually make my salad dressing so that I know what’s in them. Plus, I got tired of having so many partially open bottles in my fridge. I’m adding this dressing to my repertoire. It’s a creamy keeper.

The credit for this Homemade Ranch Dressing recipe goes to Ree Drummond, from Food Network. Thanks to Ree, I’ll be whipping up this dressing on the reg. 

PS: As always, I changes a few things in the recipe. Feel free to do the same friends! 

Peace & Java 

Prep Time: 15 min            Chill Time: 2 hours               Total Time: 2 hours 15 min            Serving Size: 2 tablespoons

Servings: 16                      Difficulty: easy peasy            Yield: about 2 cups


2-3 cloves garlic, minced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup light mayonnaise

1/2 cup light sour cream

1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves, minced

2 tablespoons fresh dill, minced

1 tablespoon minced fresh chives

2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon white vinegar

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Dash hot sauce

1/4 to 1/2 cup buttermilk (as needed for desired consistency)


Mince the garlic with a knife, then sprinkle on the salt and mash it into a paste with the wide part of your knife.

In a bowl, combine the garlic paste, mayonnaise, sour cream, parsley, dill, chives, Worcestershire sauce, black pepper, vinegar, paprika, cayenne and hot sauce. Add the buttermilk to desired consistency and mix to combine. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Chill for a couple of hours before serving, thinning with more buttermilk if needed.

NOTES, TIPS & TRICKS: I’m thinking of adding diced jalapeño next time for a Spicy Homemade Ranch. Oh yeah!! Viva la Ranch. 


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