Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip

by Marla on March 7, 2014 · 26 comments

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Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Happy Friday! I must keep things brief today. I just wanderlusted my way after over 24 hours of travel to Zermatt, Switzerland. Woo hoo!

Sooooo really simple it is….Homemade Ranch Dressing + Dip. This is great for all your salads & for dipping veggies too.

Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Homemade salad dressing is the best! The flavors are very fresh, it is simple to prepare & very budget friendly.

Also, probably a great deal healthier than the ones you buy in the store.

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It would be great on my BLT Quinoa Salad recipe.

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Try it on Bacon, Pear & Blueberry Salad.

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Give it a whirl on Skinny Bacon Potato Salad!

To make it a dip you just add less buttermilk. It’s that easy.

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Have fun with the herbs & seasonings you add to your homemade ranch dressing.

I used cilantro in ours. The classic addition is parsley.

Homemade Ranch Dressing and Dip | FamilyFreshCooking.com

Enjoy your weekend & make some amazing salads with this dressing!

Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 1/2 cups dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing & Dip


  • 1/2 to 3/4 cups Light Buttermilk (shake the carton before using)
  • 1/2 cup Mayonnaise or Veganaise
  • 3 tablespoons Light Sour Cream
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped Fresh Cilantro or Parsley
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped Chives
  • 3 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder or 1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine Sea Salt


  • Shake all ingredients in a jar. Adjust seasonings to taste. Add more or less buttermilk depending on how thick you want your dressing/dip. Store in the refrigerator, stays freshest for 3 days.
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