Homemade Ranch Dressing {Originally started out in the South being called Buttermilk Dressing}

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Homemade Ranch Dressing takes on a whole new taste that cannot be matched with the store bought kind. 

 It is a simple everyday dressing Southerns use on their salads and to dip their pizza and vegetables in.  What makes it so versatile is that it can be a creamy tangy dressing or a thick and delicious dip.

The basic ingredients are fresh herbs, mayonnaise, sour cream, and the star, buttermilk.  I don't think I ever make it the same. 

It all depends on the herbs I have on hand, and there are times that I just use dried herbs.  You have to be a little careful as to how much dried herbs you use because they tend to get stronger the longer they set. 

The main thing is to make it to your liking, and you will turn out a creamy tangy dressing every time!  In the last few years, I have served this wonderful dressing at our Super Bowl parties with fresh vegetables.

Homemade Ranch Dressing

1  cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
3 tablespoons fresh dill (or 1 tablespoon dried dill)
1 tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt

In a medium bowl, combine all the above ingredients, stir until creamy.  If you are not going to eat immediately refrigerate until serving.

Note:  In a pinch, I have also use the powdered Ranch Dressing Mix and left out the herbs and seasonings.
Kay Little
Kay Little

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  1. LOVE ranch dressing and so do my kids - so this is bookmarked - thanks!
    Mary x

  2. Thanks - looks delicious!

  3. I love RANCH on EVERYTHING!! Homemade is the very best...looks fabulous.

  4. I must try this. I'm trying to get away from any processed foods, including condiments. Thanks!

  5. Love this! I'd like to invite you to link up with Saturday Spotlight @ Angels Homestead.


    Hope to see you there :)



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