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Recipe: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is a family favorite… the recipe is quick and easy … and by making it you’ll know exactly what’s in it…. no unpronounceable ingredients here.

I used the real deal here… whole milk buttermilk, sour cream and Hellman’s Mayo… I don’t like to drown my salad in dressing so I figure I’ll use the regular ingredients…


If you want to lower the fat… you can use lower fat alternatives for any one or all of the main ingredients.

I use fresh herbs… since I use them so much…. I always have parsley and chives in the refrigerator or freezer… I don’t use dill as much and use that dried…. Personally I think dried parsley and dried chives are tasteless and don’t use them… but if you prefer .. you can substitute dried for fresh…

To convert the fresh herb quantity to the dried quantity … see my post about Substituting Dried herbs for Fresh.

Adjust the seasoning to your tastes… but let it refrigerate about 30 minutes to an hour before you add additional seasoning… give the flavors a chance to set.

This dressing is also delicious on baked potatoes.

I hope you try this!

Recipe: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

All you need:

1 cup whole milk buttermilk
2/3 cup Hellman’s Real Mayonnaise
2/3 cup sour cream
1 ¼ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
3 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
¼ teaspoon dried dill (optional)
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste

All you have to do:

Combine the buttermilk, sour cream and mayo in a medium bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Add remaining ingredients.

Refrigerate 30 minutes before serving.


Kat August 19, 2011 at 3:55 PM  

This recipe will be a big help to me. Thanks a bunch!

Linda August 19, 2011 at 7:22 PM  

Great! Hope you like it!

thanks for coming by!


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