This homemade Buttermilk Ranch Recipe is so easy and so delicious, you’ll never go back to using the bottled stuff! This dressing is great for salads, as a dip for veggies, or for sandwiches-you can drizzle it on just about everything! This fresh and creamy recipe comes together in about 10 minutes and is naturally low carb and has no added sugar!
Why You'll Love it
It's quick and easy! You'll love how easy it is to make your very own ranch dressing! All you need is about 10 minutes to mix all these ingredients together for a delicious, wholesome dip or dressing.
It's made with easy to find fresh and supermarket ingredients. I just love recipes that ingredients that I already have on hand or are easy to find, don't you?
It makes a great dip, dressing, or spread. Whether you want to spread this on a turkey sandwich or as a dip for carrots and broccoli, you'll love the balanced flavor of this Buttermilk Ranch Recipe! And of course this is a natural with a your favorite salad.
Step by Step instructions
Finely mince parsley and chives. Mix buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream together in a medium bowl. Add lemon juice (or vinegar) chives, parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir until well combined. Store in a covered container in the refrigerator. Dressing will thicken once chilled.
I highly recommend using fresh chives and parsley if possible. However, you can easily substitute with the dried version if needed.
This Buttermilk Ranch Recipe is the perfect medium consistency for drizzling over salads or to serve as a dip. If you prefer a thicker version, reduce buttermilk from ½ cup to ⅓ cup.
Use lemon, lime, or a light colored vinegar interchangeably. Vinegars that work well are white wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or white vinegar. I don't recommend balsamic for this recipe.
I can never seem to find full fat buttermilk anymore, so I used lowfat with excellent results!
Chill the dressing for an hour before serving. The flavors will combine and the dressing will thicken up.
Store covered in the refrigerator for up to one week.
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Buttermilk Ranch Recipe
- ½ cup buttermilk
- ⅓ cup mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- ½ tsp onion powder
- 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
- 1 ½ tsp minced fresh chives or dried
- 1 ½ tsp minced fresh parsley or dried
- ¼ tsp garlic powder
- ⅛ tsp dried thyme
- ⅛ tsp dried paprika
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium bowl, combine buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream together with a whisk.
- Add remaining ingredients to buttermilk mixture, stirring to combine.
- For best results, chill for an hour before serving. Dressing will thicken once chilled.