Ranch Dressing is a creamy and tangy dressing that you can pair with your favorite salad. It is also good as a dipping sauce or used in recipes.
The dressing is quick and easy to make. Start by whisking mayo, Greek yogurt and milk until smooth. If you prefer, you can use buttermilk instead of milk. I usually don't have buttermilk on hand, so, I use milk.
Once the wet ingredients are whisked together, add the spices and lemon juice or white vinegar. The dressing will be a little thin when you first make it. It will thicken after it has been refrigerated for a few hours. The dressing will keep well in the refrigerator for about a week.
I found this recipe on the Barefeet in the Kitchen site. The original recipe called for sour cream. I usually have plain Greek yogurt on hand, so I use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream. Greek yogurt works well in this dressing.
If a recipe calls for buttermilk, I usually substitute milk with a little white vinegar or lemon juice added. The original Ranch Dressing recipe calls for including lemon juice, so I did not add any to the milk to make it a buttermilk substitute. The recipe is tangy enough without additional lemon juice or white vinegar.
If you like homemade dressings, check out my Grandmother's Celery Seed Dressing. Celery Seed Dressing is a little sweet and a little tart.
I hope you enjoy the creamy and tangy Ranch Dressing!
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
- 1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon dill weed
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
- 1/4 teaspoon granulated onion
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2-3 teaspoons lemon juice
- Whisk together the mayonnaise, greek yogurt and milk until smooth.
- Add the spices and whisk until combined.
- Add the lemon juice and whisk again.
- Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator for up to one week. It will thicken after it refrigerates for a few hours.