homemade ranch dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

Homemade Ranch Dressing

This is another one of those dressings that people can be very picky about the taste of. And commercial dressings have so trained our pallets to sugar and salt we may need to experiment and develop a version of our own homemade ranch dressing we like.

It is also not surprising that one ranch dressing will not necessarily please everyone. So experiment to find the combination that says ‘ranch’ to you.

If you’ve never made your own ranch dressing before, the garlic powder will be less hot than the minced clove of fresh garlic, and more like store bought in flavoring. Try experimenting between lemon juice and apple cider vinegar to find which you prefer, or perhaps you’ll end up liking a little of each. They add very different tones to the final flavor. The hot sauce is completely optional, some people like a dash of either Thai/Vietnamese fish sauce or organic Worcestershire sauce instead.

  • Servings: Makes ~1 cup
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • ½ cup homemade coconut mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup buttermilk (or ¼ cup whole milk and 1 tsp. lemon juice)
  • ½ tsp. fresh dill ½ tsp. fresh parsley (Italian)
  • ½ tsp. fresh chives
  • 1 clove raw garlic minced or 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. sea salt
  • Optional: a dash of your favorite hot sauce (there it is again, that secret ‘umph’)


Chop all the herbs very finely. In a small deep mixing bowl, whisk the mayonnaise, sour cream, buttermilk, herbs and vinegar. Add the salt and garlic and continue to whisk until all ingredients are well incorporated. Chill for 20 minutes before serving.

To keep the home ranch dressing for longer use, you should store prepared dressing in the refrigerator in a covered container and if used as directed, the prepared dressing will stay fresh 3–4 weeks.

Originally posted 2020-06-12 08:36:12.

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