Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Dip


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Ranch Dressing is a go-to around here!

It is perfect served with anything from salad to carrot sticks or even for dipping pizza crusts. The tanginess and creamy flavors of ranch pair perfectly with just about anything you can think of. We can’t get enough of it!

Buttermilk ranch dressing and dip in jar

Light Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Dip…  This is a delicious and fresh tasting dressing.  I literally could eat this like yogurt it is so good!  I often have to stop my  9-year-old from eating it with a spoon!

We go through a lot of this stuff in our house!  My kids like to use it for dipping everything from veggies to pizza crust. Traditional store bought ranch dressing has MSG and a lot of other ingredients that I can neither spell nor pronounce! Making it homemade is definitely a healthier alternative than purchasing it at the store.

Fresh Herbs and Real Buttermilk

This version of Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is filled with fresh herbs and real buttermilk making for an amazing dressing! The best part is that it is relatively light when you use reduced fat products, so you can enjoy it guilt-free!

If you can, fresh herbs taste best but if you don’t have them, you can use dried in a pinch (cut the quantity in half).  I think I’ve made this recipe about 100 times… it’s kind of a staple around here!

The Perfect Dip

This recipe goes perfectly with a ton of dishes! My favorite way to serve it is as a side dish for chicken wings. It’s the perfect dip! It also goes great on salads, pizza, with veggies, the options are endless!

I’ve also taken this basic recipe and created an easy dry Ranch Dressing Mix version!  The dry version is perfect for recipes calling for a packet of Ranch Dressing Mix.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing in glass jar
5 from 2 votes
Review Recipe

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Dip

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 16
Author Holly Nilsson
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing & Dip… This is a delicious and fresh-tasting dressing. Made with a simple base of mayo, sour cream and buttermilk and a variety of seasonings and fresh herbs.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2/3 cup mayonnaise (I use low fat)
  • 2/3 cup sour cream (I use low fat)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & pepper (each)

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Instructions

  1. Mix all ingredients and let sit at least 30 minutes before serving.
  2. Reduce buttermilk to 3/4c to make ranch dip. Keeps 1 week in the fridge.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 92, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 83mg, Potassium: 36mg, Carbohydrates: 1g, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 120%, Vitamin C: 0.5%, Calcium: 29%, Iron: 0.1%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This recipe originally appeared on SpendWithPennies.com in Dec 2012.  Photos updated August 2015. 

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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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