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Recipe for homemade buttermilk ranch dressing

Ranch whte sauce in white bowl with cucumber, herbs and spices on old wooden table, selective focus
Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 10 min Total Time: 10 mins
Servings 11
Calories 70
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

What is Ranch Dressing?

According to Houston Press' Robb Walsh, the ranch may have started with cowboys' favorite buttermilk sauce because buttermilk became widely available at the beginning of the last century.

Ranch dressing is basically buttermilk mayonnaise flavored with herbs. Popularized when Clorox found a way to make the Hidden Valley brand shelf stable. (Slate says that bottled ranch dressing can keep for up to 150 days or about five months. A scary thought, right?)

Ranch Ingredients
  • 1 cup well-shaken buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill (or 1 teaspoon chopped fresh)
Ranch Instructions
  1. Mix all the Ingredientsready-to-whisk

    Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and you can adjust the number of ingredients according to your taste.

  2. Store itwhisked

    CoverĀ  the sauce with plastic wrap or foil paper before placing it in the fridge and it could be stored in the refrigerator up to 1 week

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 11

Servings 1

Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Cholesterol 5mg2%
Sodium 186mg8%
Potassium 1.19mg1%
Total Carbohydrate 1.2g1%
Sugars 1.2g
Protein 1g2%

Vitamin C 3.9%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 0.1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Keywords: hiddenvalley ranch dressing, buttermilk, ranch dressing, ranchology