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Ranch Dressing

close up shot of a mason jar full of Ranch Dressing being poured
Make your own ranch dressing and take your salads to the next level with this creamy recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Calories 1044 kcal


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dry dill
  • ¼ teaspoon dried chives, or ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 4 to 6 tablespoons buttermilk


  • Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, and seasonings in a mason jar or small mixing bowl. Squeeze lemon juice into the mixture.
  • Whisk to combine.
  • Add buttermilk 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Refrigerate for 4 or more hours before serving to allow flavors to mingle.


  • If you have pre-made ranch seasoning, add milk, sour cream, and lemon juice to the seasoning. Thin with 2% or whole milk.
  • With just 1 to 2 tablespoons of buttermilk, the mixture will make a nice dip consistency.
  • You can use the ranch dressing right away if you’d like, but it will develop a better flavor after being refrigerated overnight.


Calories: 1044kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 109gSaturated Fat: 28gPolyunsaturated Fat: 51gMonounsaturated Fat: 25gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 113mgSodium: 2034mgPotassium: 374mgFiber: 1gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 1737IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 228mgIron: 1mg