homemade ranch dressing and dip

Homemade ranch dressing and dip

This home made version of classic ranch dressing is so much better than store bought bottled dressing and that concrete mix that comes out of the packet.  Who knows what’s in those store bought dressings
and mixes?

One word of caution:  don’t try to use fresh garlic and onion in this recipe as the flavor profiles are just not the same as the powders.  Fresh onion and garlic just won’t taste like classic ranch dressing.

Ranch Dressing and Dip Recipe

  • ½ cup buttermilk (low fat or regular)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 scallions chopped fine
  • 3 pinches of sea salt (or more to taste)
  • 3 pinches of ground black pepper (or more to taste)

Mix all ingredients in a bowl.  Add slightly more buttermilk for a thinner dressing.  Store tightly covered in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving to allow the dried seasonings to hydrate and bloom their flavor.  Stir before serving.