Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch

I’m a penny pincher who likes to eat tasty food that is easy to eat. I also love making my own condiments, dressings and dips. Mostly because I don’t want all the additives and preservatives in there. I just want pure, fresh food. I was always afraid to make my own Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch because I thought it would be too hard, or it wouldn’t taste good.

I really enjoy creating sauces and dips from scratch, it was time to find a ranch dressing recipe that I could make homemade too.

I have tried and tested a bunch of different recipes for homemade ranch dressing, and I’ve definitely had a few hits & misses. They are not all created equal. Not at all.

This one, is by far my favorite. It is easy, inexpensive and makes quite a bit.

Each time we make it, we add this or we add that, and often we add different herbs and seasonings.

This is my standard, go to, favorite Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe. And it’s truly made from scratch which makes it all the better. I like knowing what I’m putting in it, and I love using fresh herbs and seasonings. In the recipe I specifically give you a measurement for onion powder, however you can substitute that for fresh minced onion. It really changes the flavor and the outcome is simply divine.

I’m also not sure we’ve ever made the same batch more than twice, simply because I don’t measure as well as I should, but the last batch we made, I did measure out what I used so I could share the Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing with you.

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch
 
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If you’ve never tasted homemade ranch dressing, you are seriously missing out. It’s inexpensive, easy to make and tastes so good!
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Serves: 4-6 mason jars worth
Ingredients
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 cup of mayonnaise
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 clove of garlic (we use two because we love the garlic flavor)
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of pepper
  • 1-2 teaspoon of fresh chives
  • 2 Tablespoons of chopped onion
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil
Instructions
  1. Put the onion, garlic clove and fresh chives into your food processor or a blender and blend until completely minced.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Turn on your blender or food processor and blend it all well. I blend about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Scrape down the sides of the blender or food processor with a spatula if needed. I do this once about halfway through.
  5. Pour into air tight containers or mason jars and refrigerate for 12 hours.
  6. This recipe makes about 2½ bottles of standard size dressing.
  7. Keeps in the fridge for about 2 weeks.

 

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch

Serve with fresh veggies, a salad or like we do – with AWESOME fried veggies. Obviously this ranch dressing recipe can be used anywhere ranch dressing is called for, and trust me we do! I usually make a batch of it, and plan a few meals around it for the 2 weeks following so it gets used. We use ranch dressing in so much, including pasta, casseroles, appetizers, veggies dishes and the old stand by, to dip stuff in. Lots of stuff. Like pizza, veggies, crackers, chicken, beef, etc. Yes, we might just be ranch dressing addicts.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch

Have you ever made your own Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe From Scratch? Tell me about it! Honestly, this is the only ranch dressing recipe I will use, and it is so easy to change up the flavor by making minor tweaks to the seasonings and herbs. Enjoy!

Comments

    • says

      It is amazing Kristen, and I like it because everything is natural, no preservatives – so of course it doesn’t last as long but its worth it IMO. Plus they are easy ingredients to get and it tastes… just amazing.

  1. Tora Estep says

    Looks good. I keep ending with a surplus of buttermilk (milk delivery mistakes on my part), so it’d be nice to find another way to use it. Also, I like being able to make foods from scratch, and ranch dressing is typically such an industrial food standby.

    • says

      We do that too – so much buttermilk and not enough recipes we make on a consistent basis – except this one. :) I feel your pain.
      Let me know what you think of it if you decide to try it – it is by far my favorite I’ve found, but I’m definitely interested in what others think! :)
      Thank you for stopping by!

    • says

      Micha I throw tons of herbs in mine but I do whatever I have on hand, so I didn’t want to add that. I would love to see yours though – the saltine crackers have me quite intrigued! I hope you’ll share!

  2. hellmet says

    We don’t get sour cream in India so I used sour yogurt instead of the cream and buttermilk. The result was a rather watery ranch, but the taste was incredibly refreshing for the tongue from the store bough, expensive, imported bottle of ranch which rather tasted like cardboard. Thanks for the recipe. Next time I’ll try squeezing the water out of the yogurt with a muslin.

  3. robyn says

    @helmet- you can make buttermilk by adding a Tablespoon of lemon juice to a cup of milk and waiting five minutes. you can add 1/4 cup of buttermilk to cream to make sour cream. hope this helps. robyn

  4. DR J says

    The commercial dressing has MSG, what a great recipe and now I can go back to enjoying my salads and fresh veggies.

  5. Heather says

    I didn’t have chives on hand so I substituted dill, and boy was it good. Tastes like something out of my childhood. I’m looking for vegetables for an excuse to keep eating it!

  6. Grace J says

    Are dried chives just as ok as fresh chives? The store only had dried chives. I already made one ranch dressing recipe from Huffington Post which called for buttermilk, sour cream, mayo, tabassco, garlic, chives and salt/pepper.. and it was not good. My first time though so maybe I messed up?

    • says

      Hi Grace, I am not sure why the other recipe wasn’t good. I guess it’s possible you could have messed up, or maybe you didn’t like the ingredient combination. I’m not sure and without seeing the whole recipe (or even trying it) I can’t really say. This recipe is pretty easy and error proof. You MAY use dried chives for this. Obviously it tastes better with fresh for the full flavor, but you’ll still get the flavor with dried chives too. Enjoy!

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