You’re going to love this classic, home style, and flavorful buttermilk ranch dressing! It’s perfect for all types of salads. Whether you’re throwing together a simple side or a gourmet entree, this homemade buttermilk ranch dressing is just what you need to make a memorable salad. Garlic powder, Dijon mustard, and green onion give it a complex blend of bold and fresh flavor. Trust me- once you try it, you’ll never want store-bought again.
The best part about this dressing? It’s so darn easy to make and store. You simply combine everything in the food processor, seal and refrigerate it for an hour, and voila! We like to double the recipe and store it in a salad dressing bottle. That way we always have it on hand and never have to buy it.
Ever heard of women carrying around ranch dressing in their purses? I’m pretty sure they carry around this buttermilk ranch. The buttermilk gives it such a pleasant, creamy consistency that it truly goes with everything. I totally get why some people eat ranch at practically every meal. If you like ranch, be sure to check out my avocado ranch vegetable dip– it’s one of my favorites.
This buttermilk ranch dressing is near and dear to my heart because (no exaggeration) I’m addicted to salad. I LOVE a big, green, leafy salad with lots of fresh veggies, avocado, and chicken. I’ve always been a salad lover, and this dressing definitely meets my high standards.
When you make this, consider whipping up some coleslaw, too. The two recipes contain many of the same ingredients like Dijon mustard and mayonnaise, so you might as well make them both at the same time.
Do you love salad- how about ranch dressing? Let me know by leaving a comment.
- 1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
- 2 tsp. olive oil
- 1 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
- 1 green onion, chopped (green and white part)
- 2 pinches garlic powder
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup plain non-fat yogurt
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- Place Dijon mustard, olive oil, lemon juice, green onion, garlic powder, salt, and pepper into food processor. Grind until smooth, approximately 30 seconds. Add mayonnaise, yogurt, and buttermilk and grind until creamy, approximately 15 seconds.
- Cover and place in refrigerator. Chill 1 hour before serving. Yields 1 cup of dressing.