Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

By Eileen O’Toole | Updated April 30, 2021

This creamy ranch style salad dressing should be a staple in your fridge. Making ranch dressing at home lets, you keep the ingredients simple and having it available helps make all those fresh veggies from the farmers market disappear.

This is an easy recipe to play around with, a couple of ways to change it up are to toss in crumbled blue cheese or feta; you can also substitute milk or cream for the buttermilk and plain greek yogurt for the sour cream. The thickness can be adjusted by adding more or less buttermilk, cream, or milk.

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

Creamy Ranch Salad Dressing

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1 to 1-1/2 cups


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp fresh herbs such as basil, oregano, dill, or chives
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, ,
  • Fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Mix the mayo, buttermilk, and sour cream together with the garlic, herbs, salt, and pepper. Feel free to adjust the salt and pepper as needed.
  • This recipe makes about 1-1/2 cups of ranch dressing that can be stored in a glass or plastic jar in the fridge for a few weeks. Serve as a salad dressing or dip.


I don’t use low-fat varieties for the dairy, there are such small amounts in this salad dressing, and the full-fat varieties add flavor and have fewer gums, stabilizers, and other added ingredients.
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