Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

5 from 1 vote

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Have you ever made your own ranch dressing? It’s not only super easy, it’s absolutely delicious. All it takes is a few simple ingredients and you will never have to buy store-bought again. This Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe is perfect as a 🥕 veggie dip, in wraps or sandwiches, as a salad dressing or even drizzled on tacos. It’s amazing on grilled veggies like zucchini and so incredibly refreshing.

Why You’ll Love Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

It couldn’t be easier to make my Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe and the results are even better than store-bought! It takes just a few ingredients, and a few minutes to mix this dressing 🥣 altogether. This dressing is creamy, tangy and so flavorful. I’ve used a blend of classic Ranch dressing 🌿 herbs that are savory and delicious and go with so many dishes, you’ll use it all week long.

How to Prepare Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

🥣 Start by adding mayonnaise, yogurt, sour cream, a pinch of salt, garlic powder and dry parsley to a mixing bowl.

🔪 Now, using a sharp knife, finely chop fresh chives and dill and then add them to the bowl as well.

🍋 Now, add the juice of half a lemon to the bowl.

🥄 Give everything a stir, adding additional lemon juice to thin it out as you prefer.

🫙 Pour the dressing into a mason jar, then cover and refrigerate.

Nonna’s Tip 🌿

You can use fresh or dry herbs in this recipe. Keep in mind that if you use fresh herbs, you will need more since dry are much stronger in taste.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Variations and Substitutions for Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

  1. You can use 🌿 fresh or dry herbs in this Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe. If using fresh you will need more since dry are much stronger in taste. Adjust all herbs and spices and taste and adjust.
  2. Feel free to use 1/2 cup yogurt instead of sour cream or 1/2 cup sour cream instead of yogurt.
  3. If you want to make this vegan you can use your favorite plant-based, non-dairy sour cream or yogurt.

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Best Served With

  • Serve this Homemade Ranch Dressing as a dip on a raw veggie platter.
  • Serve as a classic dip for chicken wings or pizza.
  • This dressing would also work as a delicious marinade for chicken, fish or vegetables.
  • You could also serve this Ranch dressing as a dip for grilled vegetables, such as Grilled Potatoes or grilled zucchini.

Common Questions

How long will this homemade ranch dressing last in the fridge?

Ultimately, this will depend on the expiry date of the yogurt, sour cream, and mayo. It will also depend on how fresh the herbs are. If you use only dry herbs it will last longer. This dressing should last anywhere from 10-14 days minimum.

Can I use a different type of mayo?

You can use any type of mayonnaise you prefer, including regular, light, or plant-based options like Vegenaise.

What can I use instead of yogurt?

You can use Greek yogurt, non-dairy yogurt, or even additional sour cream if you prefer in this Ranch Dressing.

What can I use instead of sour cream?

You can substitute sour cream with Greek yogurt, crème fraîche, or a non-dairy sour cream alternative.

Can I make this dressing vegan?

Yes, to make this dressing vegan, use a plant-based mayo, yogurt, and sour cream.

what should I do if my dressing is too thick?

The consistency of this Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe should be creamy but pourable. You can adjust the thickness by adding more lemon juice to thin it out.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

It couldn't be easier to make my Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe and the results are even better than store-bought! It takes just a few ingredients, and a few minutes to mix this dressing altogether. This dressing is creamy, tangy and so flavorful.
5 from 1 vote
Course: Salad, Tutorials and Hacks
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: The Modern Nonna
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients 

  • ½ cup mayo , I love Vegenaise but any works
  • ¼ cup plain yogurt, I use Balkan Style
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Instructions 

  • Add everything to a bowl and give it a stir.
  • Depending on the consistency you like you can add as much lemon juice as you wish to thin it out.
  • I like to pour mine into a 250 ml mason jar and refrigerate. Enjoy

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Nutrition

Calories: 234kcal, Carbohydrates: 3g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.1g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 190mg, Potassium: 75mg, Fiber: 0.4g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 174IU, Vitamin C: 8mg, Calcium: 40mg, Iron: 0.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Salad, Tutorials and Hacks
Cuisine: American
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