Homemade Ranch Dressing

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Elevate your salads, veggies, and snacks to a new level of flavor with this tantalizing Homemade Ranch Dressing. Crafted from a harmonious blend of ingredients, this recipe promises to turn even the simplest dishes into mouthwatering delights.

Prepare to embark on a journey of culinary creation as you transform basic components into a dressing that outshines any store-bought counterpart. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be on your way to a creamy and zesty dressing that will have your taste buds dancing in joy.

Gather the freshest ingredients, from the velvety buttermilk to the creamy mayonnaise and sour cream, all working in tandem to create a luscious base. The fragrant Italian parsley and chives provide a burst of herbal freshness, while the subtle tang of white wine vinegar or zesty lemon juice adds a layer of complexity.

As the finely chopped garlic clove and carefully measured seasonings join the mix, your dressing takes on a delightful depth of flavor. The kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper harmonize, elevating each bite with the perfect balance of savory and spice.

Whether you’re a seasoned home cook or a kitchen novice, this recipe is designed to guide you effortlessly through the process, resulting in a dressing that’s tailor-made to your taste preferences. The satisfaction of creating your very own ranch dressing, perfectly suited to your palate, is just a few steps away. So, embrace the adventure and get ready to infuse your dishes with a burst of homemade goodness that’s bound to leave a lasting impression.

Not exactly what you are looking for? Try these other excellent salad dressings: Whole30 Homemade Ranch, Creamy Horseradish Dressing or Apple Cider Vinegar Honey Vinaigrette.


Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing has gone astray from its original tangy buttermilk-herb recipe first created for guests at a real place called the Hidden Valley Ranch near Santa Barbara, California. Hidden Valley sold out for the big bucks, turning its recipe into a bottled, mass-produced, sludgy mess that Americans love. Throw away your preservative-laden bottled dressing and start shaking up your own.

  • Author: Chowhound
  • Prep Time: :10
  • Total Time: :40
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Mix


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  • 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped chives
  • 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1 medium garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed


  1. Place all the ingredients into a 2-cup Mason jar or other container with a tight fitting lid.
  2. Seal tightly and shake to evenly distribute all the ingredients. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as desired.
  3. Refrigerate until chilled and the flavors have melded, about 1 hour. The dressing will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Keywords: Homemade Ranch Dressing

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