A quick and easy to make party dip or salad dressing for entertaining any time of the year is this Homemade DIY Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe.
Homemade DIY Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe
One of the most popular varieties of dips is Ranch. This delicious, quick and easy Homemade DIY Buttermilk Ranch Dressing goes with almost every raw vegetable. It’s one of the most popular varieties of dips served with the appetizers at every party.
I always remember my mom making many different homemade dressings for coleslaw, macaroni and pasta salads (they are different in their own way); tossed green salads and vegetables.
As a result I’ve always made my own dressings and have passed that on to my daughters as well. Homemade always tastes so good and the ingredients are all natural and fresh, no preservatives or additives. Using a food processor is a time saver for making dressings any time.
In 1954 the Hidden Valley Ranch owners were the creators of the now popular Ranch dressing. It went commercial many years later when guests at the HV Ranch loved the dressing. The HV Ranch owners were encouraged to package it for the masses.
I happened to be in Target and was checking the ingredients on the HV ranch dressing package & took this picture with my phone. The MSG ingredient is the one ingredient that I avoid on packaged foods. So making my own homemade DIY buttermilk ranch dressing is the way to go.
This Homemade DIY Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe is also a delicious dressing for a tossed salad. The consistency is thinner than a dip so it drizzles well over the tossed green salad. The consistency was perfect with the veggies I served. A good day for dipping veggies!
Homemade DIY Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Homemade DIY Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is a quick and easy recipe you can make as a salad dressing or a dipping sauce for fresh vegetables.
- 1 cup mayonaise (or use 1/2 mayo and 1/2 sour cream)
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 2 TBLS. chopped fresh parsley
- 2 TBLS. chopped fresh dill
- 1 TBLS. finely chopped chives
- 1/2 TBLS garlic finely chopped OR
- 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- kosher salt to taste
- In a small bowl mix together mayo and buttermilk and set aside.
- Place the fresh herbs and garlic in a food processor to finely chop them.
- Add the chopped herbs to the mayo mixture and stir well with a whisk.
- Add seasonings to taste.
Should you prefer a bit thicker dip recipe just add plain Greek yogurt or sour cream in place of the buttermilk. Based on your preferred thickness and flavor profile, you can use a blend of the yogurt and sour cream base. Add seasonings to taste and fresh vegetables of choice for dipping.
The bonus to making homemade dressings and dips is that you can use any seasonings you choose. Make this homemade DIY ranch buttermilk dressing recipe to honor your family’s heritage. Make it your own!
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