Dump the Bottled Ranch Dressing

Once you make ranch dressing from scratch, you will never buy it from the store again. There is something creamy, tangy, and just so fresh tasting about it. Simple ingredients that most have in their pantry: mayo, sour cream, milk, lemon, salt, ground pepper, and dried herbs. That’s it. In less than five minutes you can have homemade ranch dressing that will keep up to a week in the fridge on hand for veggies, salads, and chicken. It is so good, it won’t last a week.

You can use dried or fresh herbs. I used herbs from my garden. Don’t be afraid to pack it with herbs for a robust flavor. Sea salt is great for this dressing, but Kosher will work. I use local sea salt by Newport Salt Company. It is worth investing in quality ingredients.

Try Basil Buttermilk dressing or basic Italian vinaigrette.

Homemade Ranch Dressing


  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup regular milk or buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh or dried chives
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon finely ground pepper
  • freshly squeezed lemon juice


  • Mix mayo, sour cream, and milk together in bowl with a whisk.
  • Add herbs mixing finishing off with the lemon juice.
  • Keep in the fridge in an airtight container.
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