Homemade Ranch Dip and Salad Dressing


As we are eating more salads and looking for quick appetizers to make for dinners I am trying my hand at making salad dressings and dips. I can control the amount of sugar and make the flavors to what my family really likes. Plus sometimes salad dressings and dips just don’t taste as good as you want them to when they are shelf stable.

Verdict: You can make this thick or thin by adding a bit more buttermilk. It is delicious as a dip for Buffalo wings, carrots, and celery. This it out and it is a yummy salad dressing. Taste and add extra spices to your taste. It is yummy!

Homemade Ranch Dip and Salad Dressing

  • Servings: 1 1/2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk, plus additional as needed
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
salt and black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients and whisk well to combine. Add additional buttermilk, if needed, to reach desired consistency- less for a dip-like consistency and more for a pour-able dressing consistency.
  2. Taste and adjust spices as necessary.
  3. Transfer the dressing/dip to an airtight container and refrigerate for 2-3 hours for best flavor.

14 Comments Add yours

  1. A lovely recipe, Marci. We managed to take a mini break in the mountains which was very refreshing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Nice. Just a change of scenery can bring about refreshing thoughts and a new mind set.

      Like

  2. Ranch dressing is yummy. 🌿🌱🍃

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Especially fresh. Now I cannot get enough!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Yummm! I am definitely a ranch on everything kind of gal

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I hadn’t been until I found this! Now I want more.

      Like

  4. Homemade Ranch Dip and Salad Dressing

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Carol anne says:

    I love ranch dressing, we don’t get it here in Ireland, but when I visit the USA I always make up for not having it here. I eat lots of it!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      I never thought of Ranch dressing not being in other countries. It is such a staple here. Interesting.

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Carol anne says:

    Reblogged this on Therapy Bits and commented:
    This sounds soooo good!
    Do enjoy making it if you try it!
    😀 xo

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you!

      Like

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