Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

My kids have been on a ranch dressing kick lately so I decided to make my own version here at home.  I found this recipe on Eating Well that looked and sounded delicious.  I adapted it by using white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, onion powder, a pinch of paprika, and adding fresh basil.  It turned out creamy, tangy, and so delicious.  The balsamic made it taste sweeter than normal and both of my kids loved it!

Combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, white balsamic vinegar,  minced garlic, chopped herbs, onion powder, pinch of paprika, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.  Mix until well combined then cover and place into a refrigerator for at least 30 before serving so the flavors have time to mingle.  Enjoy.

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Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Yield: 8

Prep Time: 10 min.

Total Time: 10 min.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup of low fat buttermilk
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1-2 tbsp of white balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped
Pinch of onion powder
Pinch of paprika
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Combine the buttermilk, mayonnaise, white balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, chopped herbs, onion powder, pinch of paprika, sea salt, and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Mix until well combined then cover and place into a refrigerator for at least 30 before serving so the flavors have time to mingle. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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17 Responses to “Creamy Buttermilk Ranch Dressing”

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    Kris — July 18, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

    I love to make Buttermilk Ranch!!! So yummy, with just about everything!
    Thank you for your nice comment too Pam!!!
    XO Kris

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — July 18, 2012 @ 11:15 pm

    Love this homemade version! This will come in super handy for my work salads.

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    Kim in MD — July 19, 2012 @ 4:21 am

    I have been on the hunt for a delicious, homemade ranch dressing- it looks like I found it! :-)

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    Jenn's Food Journey — July 19, 2012 @ 5:27 am

    I’ve made homemade ranch from time to time.. I need to do it more… Chris can go through a big bottle of it in less than two weeks… he’s probably worse than any kid! lol I love the additions you used… I bet it was amazing!

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    Mikaela Cowles — July 19, 2012 @ 9:04 am

    My sister is completely obsessed with ranch. When we were little she ate it on cold pancakes! (She’s wonderful, even if she’s a bit crazy ;-) ). I’m seeing her this weekend and perhaps we’ll make this. So fun!

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    Marjie — July 19, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    We all love ranch dressing here; this sounds wonderful!

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    Rhonda (@diningalone) — July 19, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

    I have been on a ranch dressing kick my whole life, this looks totally awesome! :)

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    Joanne — July 19, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I bet the sweet and tangy is actually really good together!

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    minnie(thelady8home) — July 19, 2012 @ 7:13 pm

    This looks refreshing and yummy!

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    Words Of Deliciousness — July 19, 2012 @ 8:33 pm

    I love ranch dressing, but I have never made it. Sounds easy to make and really delicious.

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — July 20, 2012 @ 11:28 am

    I adore ranch dressing! It’s not difficult to make and so delicious!

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    Chris — July 20, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    You know, this isn’t all that much different than the Alabama white sauce for BBQ chicken and that just inspired me. I like my ranch thicker (1:1 ratio of buttermilk to mayo) but yours would ROCK if I dipped some almost finished BBQ chicken into it and then back on the grill.

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    Doctor Of Osteopathy — July 23, 2012 @ 12:47 pm

    We’ve been on a ranch dressing kick at our house lately too… it’s like they all want ranch dressing on everything!!!

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