Best Ranch Salad Dressing Recipe: 2 Easy Recipes for Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing Salads Sauces/Condiments

Donna John
2 years ago

"Can I have a side of ranch?" If I only had a dollar for every time I heard that when going out to eat. And while I rarely use ranch on my salads (I'm an oil and vinegar kind of person), I always have a bottle of ranch in the fridge (try my rosemary ranch marinated chicken!).

The best ranch dressing is homemade. Find me a restaurant that makes a great homemade ranch and I forget all about that oil and vinegar. Here are two versions of ranch dressing to try at home. One is a quick version when you're short on time or there's not a fresh herb within miles. The other takes a just a little more time but showcases those fresh, healthy herbs. My family loves both.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

For the quick ranch dressing you'll need:

Here's how you make it:

  1. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the fresh herbs ranch dressing you'll need:

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh herbs (parsley, dill, chives, tarragon, etc.)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 - 2 cloves garlic, minced

Hereā€™s how you make it:

  1. Whisk together the buttermilk, mayo, lemon juice and garlic.
  2. Stir in the herbs. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

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Cruets $5 & Up
Mayonnaise $3 & Up
Garlic Powder $3 & Up
Cayenne Pepper $3 & Up
Black Pepper $3 & Up

Comments (3)

Sounds so easy and really good! šŸ„¬
Elisa Schmitz
Love ranch dressing. Thanks for the easy ways to make it, Donna John !
Nothing better than homemade ranch...
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