Make ranch dressing from scratch with this simple recipe! This creamy ranch dressing recipe calls for fresh herbs and tastes amazing. Recipe yields about 1 cup dressing.
1/2 cup sour cream
¼ to 1/2 cup buttermilk, depending on your desired consistency
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro or dill, or a combination of the two
1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
1 garlic clove, pressed or minced
1 to 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, to taste
1/2 teaspoon fine salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a bowl, combine the sour cream, ¼ cup buttermilk, mayonnaise, fresh herbs, garlic, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, salt, and about 5 twists of black pepper. Whisk to combine.
Taste, and add up to ¼ cup more buttermilk if you desire a thinner, more drizzly consistency. Add up to 1 teaspoon more lemon juice if you would like more zing, and/or more pepper to kick it up a notch.
This dressing tastes great immediately and even better after a 10-minute rest. Use as desired, and store leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for 5 to 7 days.
Change it up: Like spicy ranch? Add sriracha, to taste, or a finely chopped seeded jalapeño.
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