Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
My kids have been on a ranch dressing kick lately so I decided to make my own version here at home. I found this recipe on Eating Well that looked and sounded delicious. I adapted it by using white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, onion powder, a pinch of paprika, and adding fresh basil. It turned out creamy, tangy, and so delicious. The balsamic made it taste sweeter than normal and both of my kids loved it!
How to Make a Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, chopped herbs, onion powder, a pinch of paprika, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix until well combined then cover and place into a refrigerator for at least 30 before serving so the flavors have time to mingle. Enjoy.
- ½ cup of buttermilk
- ¼ cup of mayonnaise
- 1-2 tbsp of white balsamic vinegar
- 1 tbsp fresh basil finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh chives finely chopped
- Pinch of onion powder
- Pinch of paprika
- Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
- Combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, chopped herbs, onion powder, a pinch of paprika, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
- Mix until well combined then cover and place into a refrigerator for at least 30 before serving so the flavors have time to mingle. Enjoy.
I love to make Buttermilk Ranch!!! So yummy, with just about everything!
Thank you for your nice comment too Pam!!!
Love this homemade version! This will come in super handy for my work salads.
I have been on the hunt for a delicious, homemade ranch dressing- it looks like I found it! 🙂
I’ve made homemade ranch from time to time.. I need to do it more… Chris can go through a big bottle of it in less than two weeks… he’s probably worse than any kid! lol I love the additions you used… I bet it was amazing!
My sister is completely obsessed with ranch. When we were little she ate it on cold pancakes! (She’s wonderful, even if she’s a bit crazy 😉 ). I’m seeing her this weekend and perhaps we’ll make this. So fun!
We all love ranch dressing here; this sounds wonderful!
I have been on a ranch dressing kick my whole life, this looks totally awesome! 🙂
I bet the sweet and tangy is actually really good together!
This looks refreshing and yummy!
I love ranch dressing, but I have never made it. Sounds easy to make and really delicious.
I adore ranch dressing! It’s not difficult to make and so delicious!
You know, this isn’t all that much different than the Alabama white sauce for BBQ chicken and that just inspired me. I like my ranch thicker (1:1 ratio of buttermilk to mayo) but yours would ROCK if I dipped some almost finished BBQ chicken into it and then back on the grill.
We’ve been on a ranch dressing kick at our house lately too… it’s like they all want ranch dressing on everything!!!
This tastes MUCH better than the stuff in the bottle! Thanks for sharing!