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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Yee ha! Ride on over to delight your taste buds with this incredible Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. If you are tired of that old bottled stuff, now is the time to saunter over to the Sweet Range and rustle up this all-time favorite salad dressing!

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Yes. I’ve been on a salad craze lately. And making my own salad dressing has gone hand in hand with that. I really am so tired of salad dressings that leave you craving for something better. So in my attempt to do something about it…I have been making my own.

With that being said, you know if I am making it, it’s got to be easy and tasty…and this Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing defiantly is! And no surprise here — I have been a “ranch girl” since I was first introduced to the stuff many moons ago, it really is my favorite dressing. What about you?

And with the hot temperatures staying on track for the weekend — the forecast is for 106 degrees around these parts for today and that means when I get home from work it will be about 110 degrees in my backyard. Yep, I’ll be jumping in the pool and not feel like cooking anything. That’s where this cool salad dressing will make you want to take the plunge!

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

So all you cowgirl and cowboy fans of the fresh taste of Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing watch out, this creamy goodness will knock your boots off! I mean really, can anything be better than something so delicious and homemade?

You start with tangy buttermilk, good quality mayonnaise, tangy sour cream then squeeze in some freshly sweet lemon juice and toss in some freshly chopped parsley and chives, give it a good shake, add your salt and pepper.

And there you have it — a jar of smooth and tangy dressing. Use it over your favorite salad or thicken a bit (with more mayonnaise) and use as a dip for just about anything! And in my book you can make this awesome Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing year-round. Defiantly a people pleaser — especially around the old homestead where my family loves the stuff.

Whether you decide to drench your lettuce with this distinctive creamy goodness, or prefer to dip your crisp chips or veggies into it, or even use it to give your pizza crust fresh, new life, this  delightfully cool dressing will become one of your go-to dressings! Especially in the hot summer months when all you can think of is cool, refreshing food.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

1 cup buttermilk
1/4 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise (or other good quality)
1/4 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon freshly chopped Italian parsley
1 tablespoon freshly chopped chives
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, finely chopped (optional, I did not use this)
Kosher salt and ground pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in a large mason jar with a lid. Shake vigorously. Season with salt and pepper to your liking. Pour over your favorite salad. If you want it thicker to use for a dip, add more mayonnaise.

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

So what are you waiting for? Mossy on over to experience this lip-smacking Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing; you’ll be glad you did!

Sheila

 

{recipe adapted from Huffington Post /Huffington Taste}

 

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10 thoughts on “Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  1. I love ranch dressing–I will need to try making my own now–this looks so good!

  2. Yum, I can taste it now! xxx Love you, Mom xxx

  3. Do use low-fat or full-fat buttermilk, mayo & sour cream?

    • HI Stacey…I used full-fat buttermilk, mayo and sour cream. If you want a light version, you can probably use the low-fat versions and it would still taste better than the bottled type!

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