In my quest to make more and more things homemade in my kitchen, I was shocked to realize I hadn’t tried and shared a great recipe for a homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. I’d been relying on the packet style mix – which is still better tasting than the stuff from the bottle, and more economical. It’s also full of weird stuff I can’t pronounce in the ingredient list, which is just no good!
Not the case with this version. Basic ingredients found in your refrigerator, a mix of herbs (dried and fresh) and a touch of fresh garlic from the pantry, and you’ve got yourself a delicious homemade salad dressing that comes together in just a few moments. It keeps for a couple of weeks too, which is also convenient. We love to dip fresh veggies into it for an after-school snack or while waiting for dinner to finish up. Or, it’s also pretty amazing to dip pizza crusts into as well.
I’m always happy to find yet another item that I can kick the store-bought variety to the curb for, and I’m stoked to add this one to my repertoire.
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup Greek yogurt
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/2 cup buttermilk (less if you like a thicker consistency)
1/4 cup finely chopped scallions
2 Tbsp finely chopped parsley
2 tsp dried dill (or 1 tsp fresh)
1 large clove garlic (very finely minced or microplaned)
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
Whisk all ingredients in a bowl until well combined. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.