Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

If you are anything like me, you would often have visions of diving into a large swimming pool filled with ranch dressing. No? Just me? Ok maybe a slight exaggeration, very slight, but I do have an overwhelming addiction to ranch dressing. In fact I may or may not have been deemed a “ranch snob” after refusing to use any store bought ranch dressings. They just never taste the same to me. Whenever I eat out, I always have to try the restaurants ranch. As if this one item determines whether a restaurant is acceptable haha. So i figured it was time to find the perfect combination of ingredients to create what I look for in a really good ranch. I like mine tangy and with tons of herb flavor and I think I have managed to achieve that with this recipe. Here is what I used.


  • 1/2 cup mayo (not miracle whip)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4-1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp (maybe more) apple cider vinegar
  • a handful (not so specific measurement :/) of parsley, chives and dill
  • 3/4 tsp mustard
  • salt and pepper

I start by mixing the mayo and sour cream.


I then add the other wet ingredients.(buttermilk, vinegar and mustard) start with 1/4 cup of buttermilk and taste at this point. You may want to add more and you might think its fine the way it is. Same with the vinegar.Start with a tbsp. you can always add a splash later. Like I said, I like mine tangy so I usually add a bit more vinegar but thats up to you. Once you are satisfied with your base, then add the herbs. I used a large handful of chives and dill. parsley can be a bit over powering so you can add it a little bit at a time since you can always add more but once its in.. its in!


Mix and then add your salt and pepper.


I then transfer mine to a cute little mason jar. (everything is better in a mason jar) and let it sit for at least a half hour in the fridge so all of those flavors can become friends, soak and do their thing.


Then serve it on some veggies, a burger, drink it, whatever your heart desires! Enjoy!!

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