Thursday, February 7, 2013

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

I hate (that may be a strong word, but it's true) most bottled ranch dressings.  For as long as I can remember, my Mom and Grandma have used the Hidden Valley Buttermilk Ranch packets to make ranch dressing and so when I make ranch, that's what I have always used.  About a month ago, I decided to make my own ranch dressing (actually Guy Fieri's ranch dressing) for a loaded baked potato pizza we were having for dinner.  It was so flavorful and yummy that I may have a hard time going back to my stand by ranch packets (except for when we eat taco salad with Nalley Chili, anything else wouldn't seem right).

Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

1/2 cup buttermilk
1/3 cup sour cream
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3/4-1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dried dill
2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
3 tablespoons chopped chives
2 or 3 garlic cloves, grated with a microplane

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients and blend well with an immersion blender (or blend all ingredients in a blender).  Blend it just enough to blend the ingredients well, but not well enough that there are no signs of any fresh herbs being in the dressing.

Recipe adapted from Guy Fieri's Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe


  1. love this, and beautiful picture. i am wondering if you know how long this dressing might last in the fridge?

    1. My family had this dressing tonight on a salad and it has been almost a week since I made it. It still tasted great! Thanks for your comment!