Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – Once Upon a Chef

This post may contain affiliate links. Read my full disclosure policy.

This buttermilk ranch dressing is cool, creamy, garlicky and delicious over a green salad. You can also serve it as a dip for crudités or chips.

Gourmet is probably not the word that comes to mind when you think of ranch dressing, but homemade is nothing like the mass-produced bottled stuff on the grocery store shelves. This buttermilk version is my favorite — it’s cool, creamy, tangy, garlicky and, honestly, good enough to eat straight with a spoon. Try it over a crisp green salad or as a dip for crudités, potato chips, or chicken wings.

ingredients

To make it, simply combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.

ready-to-whisk

And whisk to blend.

whisked

That’s all there is to it. Enjoy!

Buttermilk-Ranch-Dressing

You may also like

ranch dressing @onceuponachef

Did you make this recipe?

I'd love to know how it turned out! Please let me know by leaving a review below. Or snap a photo and share it on Instagram; be sure to tag me @onceuponachef.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This buttermilk ranch dressing is cool, creamy, garlicky and delicious over a green salad. You can also serve it as a dip for crudités or chips.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup

    sour cream

  • ½ cup

    buttermilk

  • ¼ cup

    mayonnaise, best quality such as Hellmann's or Duke's

  • 2

    garlic cloves, minced (see note)

  • 1 scant teaspoon

    salt

  • ¼ teaspoon

    pepper

  • 1½ teaspoons

    dried dill

  • ¼ cup

    finely chopped fresh chives

  • 2 teaspoons

    fresh lemon juice

  • Few dashes

    Tabasco sauce, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Chill until ready to serve.
  2. Note: The dressing will keep well in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. The garlic flavor gets stronger the longer it sits, so you might want to cut back if you're planning on making it in advance. The dressing will thicken up to more of a dip consistency as it chills.

Nutrition Information

Powered by Edamam

  • Serving size:

    2 tablespoons

  • Calories:

    69

  • Fat:

    7g

  • Saturated fat:

    1g

  • Carbohydrates:

    1g

  • Sugar:

    1g

  • Fiber:

    0g

  • Protein:

    1g

  • Sodium:

    225mg

  • Cholesterol:

    9mg

Nutritional Data Disclaimer

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

See more recipes:

  • Gluten-Free Adaptable
  • Make-Ahead
  • Salads
  • Sauces & Dressings
  • Vegetarian
  • American
  • All Seasons
  • Buttermilk
  • Homemade Salad Dressings
  • Lemons
  • Sour Cream

Comments