Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing…might sound a bit daunting to some…it isn’t really.  Most homemade dressings are actually really, really simple.  Once you’ve made your first one…you’ll probably be back looking for the recipe to another.  Or you’ll skip the recipe altogether. If you are on a gluten-free diet making your own dressings is a great way to get around the small amounts of gluten often put into your salad dressings.

Have you made your own dressing before?

We do it rarely. But, it’s something that is so very, very useful to know how to do! Okay…maybe it doesn’t deserve 2 very’s.  But definitely the one.  We make some up when we are out of our favorite store-bought version. Or, if there is a salad that we think should have a specific kind of dressing. Or when we feel like controlling every little thing that we eat. Or, when we have company.  Okay…so maybe we make it more often that we thought.

There is something about homemade dressing that people just go crazy over. We get it. So, we want you to be able to make it too. This is our recipe for Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. Fast. Easy. Awesome! You rockdone!

Check our Homemade Blue Cheese Dressing recipe…you’ll love that one too!

 What if I don’t have buttermilk?

Mix 1/4 cup of milk with 1 tablespoons of vinegar and let the mixture sit and curdle for about 10 minutes…homemade buttermilk!

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

| 1 cup
Prep Time | 5 minutes
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Easy homemade buttermilk ranch dressing full of flavor!


  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 3-6 tbsp fresh parsely, chives, or mint
  • 1 tsp white vinegar (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1/2 tsp fresh minced garlic clove (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste
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  • Mix all of the ingredients together using 1/2 cup of buttermilk to start, adding more until the consistency of the dressing is how you like it!
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.


Make your own buttermilk for this recipe by combining 1/4 cup milk with 1 tablespoon vinegar. Stir it and let it curdle for 10 minutes. 


Calories: 428kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 426mgPotassium: 147mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 1110IUVitamin C: 16mgCalcium: 86mgIron: 1mg

We have a couple of bottles we use for dressing. One of which is THIS ONE from Rachel Ray (love her stuff!). That one is a standard, multi-purpose bottle. We also pick up ones for the dollar store that we just use until they fall apart and toss (like the one above).

This homemade buttermilk ranch dressing would be perfect for our super fast and easy Parmesan and Ranch Pull-Apart Bread!

And if you like the idea of homemade, take a look at your homemade coffee syrups, soda syrups, whipped butter, or peanut butter.  All delicious.  All simple.  That’s the way we like it!

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3 thoughts on “Buttermilk Ranch Dressing”

  1. Jillian @ Hi! It's Jilly

    Cool! I’ll have to see of my Ranch-on-everything daughter will approve!

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