Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
This Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe is fresh and creamy and tangy. It’s so much better than store-bought, the perfect partner for fresh salads and veggie trays.
A few summers ago, I homed in on perfecting a Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe. Because I just didn’t enjoy the ones from the the store shelves. I knew there was more deliciousness possible, if I only took some time to play in the kitchen.
Well I accomplished that goal, I’m happy to say.
And now whenever I tell my family we’re having a salad with ranch dressing, they ask, “Did you make the really good dressing?”
Yes, our whole family’s on board with this ranch dressing. It’s that awesome!
How to make buttermilk ranch dressing
I start this dressing recipe with a base of equal parts buttermilk and sour cream, and then a smaller amount of mayonnaise. Each ingredient adds different kinds of creamy texture and tanginess that I love.
Fresh lemon juice adds brightness and a bit more tang.
And minced fresh garlic, green onion, and dill raise the bar on this buttermilk ranch dressing. But isn’t that what fresh ingredients always do?!
To finish it off, I add salt and pepper, plus a touch of cumin and chili powder.
This dressing is fresh and creamy. Tangy and garlicky.
We absolutely love it.
We serve homemade buttermilk ranch dressing over freshly chopped romaine or iceberg lettuce. Or as a dip for a platter of raw vegetables. (I’ve never seen raw veggies disappear as fast as when this ranch dressing is around!)
A special treat during the grilling season is to serve this dressing with grilled romaine. Have you tried this wonderful thing? The smoky char on the fresh greens contrasts with the creamy dressing in the most awesome way.
Our youngest daughter is a big fan of tender butter lettuce, so I like to pick that up once in awhile also. With a drizzle of this ranch dressing over the top, it’s the perfect side to our favorite easy grilled pork chops. It would also pair really well with this crispy, flavorful grilled beer can chicken!
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We most often double this recipe. This works well for entertaining or for having enough to enjoy a few salads during the week. from a farmgirl's dabbles As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 9mg Sodium: 237mg Carbohydrates: 2g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Protein: 1g
We most often double this recipe. This works well for entertaining or for having enough to enjoy a few salads during the week.
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