When it comes to dressings, there’s nothing better than homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. It’s versatile and easily made from scratch.

This household staple uses mayo, sour cream and buttermilk as its basic ingredients. Low-fat versions can easily be substituted if your watching calories.

If you’re a big fan of Greek yogurt, throw it in instead of sour cream. It’s got more protein and fewer carbs than regular yogurt with a thicker, creamier consistency that’s great for cooking.

No buttermilk in the fridge? Don’t worry! Make your own by adding a tablespoon of lemon juice or vinegar to any kind of milk and wait 10 minutes for it to curdle.

One of the benefits of making this recipe is the time it requires to make it. It takes only a minute or two to measure out the mayo, sour cream and buttermilk, then add savory herbs such as dried chives, parsley and dill weed. If you choose to use fresh herbs, be sure to double the amounts.

Complete the mixture with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and a little sugar then either whisk in a bowl or pulse in a food processor or blender until no lumps remain. Pour into a jar, place in the fridge for at least four hours, and anticipate how delicious it will taste!

A jar of homemade buttermilk ranch dressing that's perfect for salads.

Buttermilk ranch dressing recipe

When it comes to dressings, nothing’s better than homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. It’s versatile and easily made from scratch in five minutes!


Yield: 36 tablespoons
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  • Add all ingredients to medium-sized bowl.
  • Whisk by hand or pulse in food processor/blender until no lumps remain.
  • Pour into storage vessel and refrigerate a minimum of 4 hours.


Dressings aren’t just for salads! They’re a tasty dip for veggies or wings!
Calories: 54kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 0.5g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 86mg, Potassium: 21mg, Fiber: 0.03g, Sugar: 1g
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