Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Hey foodies! Today, I’m diving into the world of a beloved classic: Buttermilk Ranch Dressing. This creamy, tangy dressing has been a favorite at our restaurants for years, and for good reason—it’s versatile, flavorful, and downright addictive.

The Ingredients

Let’s talk about what makes this dressing so special:

  • Buttermilk: It’s the star of the show, lending that delightful tanginess and creamy texture.
  • Mayonnaise: Adds richness and body to the dressing.
  • Garlic Powder: For a hint of savory garlic flavor.
  • White Wine Vinegar: Provides a gentle acidity that balances the richness.
  • Kosher or Sea Salt: Enhances the flavors and brings everything together.
  • Black Pepper: A touch of spice that complements the creamy base.
  • Chives and Parsley: Fresh herbs that add a burst of freshness and a pop of green color.

Making Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  1. Mixing the Base: In a bowl, combine the buttermilk and mayonnaise. Stir until smooth and well blended.
  2. Seasoning: Add the garlic powder, white wine vinegar, kosher or sea salt, and black pepper. Mix thoroughly to incorporate the seasonings evenly.
  3. Adding Freshness: Gently fold in the finely chopped chives and parsley. These herbs not only add flavor but also contribute to the dressing’s vibrant appearance.
  4. Adjusting Consistency: If the dressing seems too thick, you can thin it out with a little more buttermilk until it reaches your desired consistency. Conversely, if it’s too thin, a bit more mayonnaise can thicken it up.

Serving Suggestions

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is incredibly versatile:

  • Salads: Toss it with a classic green salad, a hearty Cobb salad, or a crisp wedge of iceberg lettuce.
  • Dipping Sauce: Perfect for pairing with fresh veggies, chicken wings, or even as a dip for potato wedges.
  • Sandwiches and Wraps: Spread it on sandwiches, wraps, or burgers for a creamy kick.

Memories from Our Restaurants

At our restaurants, this Buttermilk Ranch Dressing was always a crowd-pleaser. Whether drizzled over a crisp salad or served alongside crispy chicken tenders, it never failed to bring smiles to our guests’ faces. The creamy texture combined with the fresh herbs and subtle tanginess from the buttermilk made it a standout on our menu.

Final Thoughts

Making your own Buttermilk Ranch Dressing at home is not only easy but also allows you to customize it to your taste. Play around with the proportions of herbs and seasonings until you find your perfect blend. Whether you’re preparing a family dinner or hosting a summer barbecue, this dressing is sure to elevate any dish it accompanies.

I hope you enjoy making and savoring this classic Buttermilk Ranch Dressing as much as we have over the years. Stay tuned for more delicious recipes and culinary adventures! Happy cooking!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

This homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is a game-changer! It’s creamy, tangy, and loaded with fresh herbs. Perfect for salads, as a dip, or a drizzle on your favorite dishes. Easy to make and so much better than store-bought, this dressing will become a staple in your kitchen. Enjoy the fresh flavors in every bite!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course condiment, Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 25
Calories 170 kcal


  • 1 Food Processor (not required)
  • 1 Bowl If you don't have a food processor
  • 1 Spatula or Whisk


  • 300 gram Buttermilk
  • 400 gram Mayonnaise
  • 6 gram Garlic Powder
  • 12 gram White Wine Vinegar
  • 5 gram Kosher or Sea Salt
  • 1 gram Black Pepper
  • 10 gram Chives, finely chopped
  • 15 gram Parsley, finely chopped


  • Put the Buttermilk (300g), Mayonnaise (400g), Garlic Powder(6g), White Wine Vinegar (12g), and Kosher Salt (5g) in a food processor and pulse until completely combined.
  • Remove blade from food processor and put the Chives (10g), and Parsley (15g) and mix well with either a spatula or whisk.
  • Let rest for 12 to 24 hours in your fridge before eating. Really though we will make this for lunch and eat it right away. It just tastes better after resting.


I put this recipe together using multiple sources from around the internet.  This was a dressing we used in our restaurants. 
Add dill for additional flavour if you so desire. 
Keyword buttermilk, creamy, dressing, salad

One thought on “Buttermilk Ranch Dressing”

  1. 5 stars
    Put the powder ranch away and make this recipe! This delicious ranch is made with ingredients I usually have on hand and is absolutely the best I’ve had. Not just for salads, dip everything in this.

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