Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing is easy to make at home using everyday ingredients and tastes so fresh and delicious. 

A mason jar with homemade ranch dressing

Ranch Dressing 

You’re probably wondering why you should go through the trouble of making your own dressing when it’s so easy to buy your favorite bottle of it at the store. First, this is one of the easiest recipes you can make and the quality is great. Secondly,  you’re using ingredients that you can pronounce and that you probably already have. A simple house salad goes with so many dinner options and this dressing is great to use for that.

a large salad bowl filled with salad and salad toppings

For a simple dinner salad I like to use romaine lettuce, spinach, cucumber, carrots, bell pepper and croutons. Those are the veggies we prefer the most but you can use whatever your family enjoys and of course top it off with this ranch dressing and everyone will clean their salad plate.

salad plate with salad and ranch dressing

What’s in Ranch Dressing?

Dried Herbs
Dash of hot sauce
Salt and Pepper

How to make Ranch Dressing

Grab a bowl, a medium sized one is just fine. Measure all the ingredients, mix together and pour into a container to store the dressing in. I used a mason jar and let it rest in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before using as a dip or on your salad. It needs time for the flavors to blend together. That’s how easy it is. These plastic lids for mason jars are so great to use. They shouldn’t be used for canning purposes but if you’re just storing something in the jars then can be used and you don’t have to mess with the metal lids and rings. 

salad with ranch dressing on top

How long does this Ranch last?

This Ranch dressing should last at least a week in the refrigerator as long as your buttermilk was fresh.  

Ranch Dressing


  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonaise
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp dry mustard
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp dill
  • pinch of salt
  • few drops of hot sauce


  • In a medium bowl stir to combine buttermilk, sour cream, parsley, onion powder, garlic, dill, salt, pepper, hot sauce and dry mustard
  • Add more buttermilk if a thinner consistency is preferred.
  • Cover and chill in refrigerator for two hours and up to a week.

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