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This Easy Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is a perfect dressing for salads, fresh vegetables, and chicken wings. Easily made in minutes with herbs and spices.

The best thing is that you likely have all the ingredients in your pantry. Onion flakes, dill weed, parsley, garlic powder, and paprika come together to make this favorite ranch dressing.

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

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Today’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing recipe is an easy one when you are looking for a great salad dressing. I personally love to make my own salad dressings because they not only taste great, but they are cheaper to make than buying bottled dressing.

This time of year is perfect for salads and fresh vegetables and by pairing this dressing with fresh-cut vegetables, you have a wonderful healthy appetizer idea.

Best Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Ingredients for Best Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk – The best ranch dressing has buttermilk as the main ingredient. If you cannot find it, you can make a good substitute with a mixture of 3/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and enough milk to fill to make 1/4 cup.

Dill Weed – I love this herb and how easy it is to grow at home. It’s sweet, bright flavor is perfect for dips and vegetables.

Onion Flakes – These dehydrated, chopped onions are a must for any spice cabinet. Perfect in so many savory recipes and they add wonderful flavor to this dressing.

Dried Parsley – Another must-have herb that is a little salty and actually a little bitter, but brings out flavors in many foods. 

Chives – Chives are best in this recipe, but you can use chopped green onions (like I did in the photo below).

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

How to make Buttermilk Ranch Dressing:

It only takes minutes to make the dressing, but it is best if you refrigerate it for a couple of hours after making it so that the flavors can really come together and the dressing is chilled. 

Ranch Dressing ingredients in bowl


For more great recipes ideas

  • Spring Greens Salad – A lovely simple salad made with seasonal greens, feta, and bacon.
  • Honey Mustard Dressing – A simple mustard dressing that is not only great for salads but chicken tenders too!
  • Blue Cheese Dressing – An easy homemade version of a wonderful, savory dressing.


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 Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe


Buttermilk Ranch Dressing


Best Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is a perfect dressing for salads, fresh vegetables, and chicken wings. Easily made in minutes with herbs and spices.


  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 ¼ cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1 teaspoon onion flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sliced fresh chives
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper


1. In a medium bowl, add all ingredients and blend well.

2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

3. Serve with salad, vegetables or chicken wings.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

I like to keep the dry ingredients for this recipe in a sealed container in the cupboard. Then you can just add the wet ingredients and make a fresh batch when you want to. 

Ranch dressing with fresh vegetables


More Delicious & Easy Salad Dressings

Italian Salad Dressing – A delicious and flavorful dressing for salads and great on pasta salads too!

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – A creamy buttermilk dressing that is perfect for salads, wings and vegetables. 

Easy Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing – A wonderful dressing that is SO EASY to make!

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