Rating: 4.55 stars
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3

This dressing is the closest thing I could come to perfection. Enjoy it on salads and baked potatoes or use it as a dip for vegetables.

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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk together the buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream in a bowl. Stir in the garlic powder, onion powder, chives, dill, parsley, salt, and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

40 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 4.3g; fat 2.1g; cholesterol 4.7mg; sodium 264.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (124)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2008
I wasn't a salad eater til I tried this recipe. I LOVE this. I was trying to imitate a local restaurant's recipe and this is VERY close! I now crave salad with this dressing-AND I do weight watchers and as I calculated a 2 Tablespoon serving is 1 pt. I used Dried herbs instead of the fresh and it was still wonderful! Read More
(95)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2008
Not the best ranch dressing I have made. Just OK. Too thick; I should of thinned it out like some others mentioned. If you are looking for restaurant style ranch this is not it. Read More
(9)
152 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 30
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2008
I wasn't a salad eater til I tried this recipe. I LOVE this. I was trying to imitate a local restaurant's recipe and this is VERY close! I now crave salad with this dressing-AND I do weight watchers and as I calculated a 2 Tablespoon serving is 1 pt. I used Dried herbs instead of the fresh and it was still wonderful! Read More
(95)
Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2008
This is really good. I added just a little basil. Way better than my regular recipe. And it makes a lot too! Use fresh spices. You'll be amazed at the difference. Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2010
This is an just an excellent dressing. Change it up if you like to suit your tastes, but in my view it's simply perfect just as written. I did use low-fat buttermilk and mayonnaise, but full fat sour cream. Used fresh parsley and fresh chives, but dried dill. I used this for a basic, tossed salad. Hubs and I thoroughly enjoyed this dressing and it takes a lot to please me, since I grew up strictly adhering to and preferring a simple vinegar and oil dressing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/24/2010
Awesome ranch dressing! I used it to dip buffalo wings into so I cut the recipe in half and since I needed it to be a bit thicker I used 2/3 cup of buttermilk. I also used minced garlic instead of garlic powder. This was perfect and I'll definitely use this again. Read More
(47)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
I had some leftover buttermilk so searched allrecipes for "something" to make with it. My kids and I are salad lovers so found this and thought why not? I did add one additional ingredient; about 1/4 tsp. of granulated chicken bouillon. WOW! It added that one little something the dressing was lacking!! So glad I made this because I don't think I will ever buy salad dressing again!Thanks for another hit allrecipes:o) Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2009
Great! I wanted to use this as a dip for buffalo chicken wings. To make it a little thicker I reduced buttermilk to 1 cup and kept the other measurements the same. I used 1 tsp. dry dill and it worked great. Increased chives and parsley to 1 tbsp. each. Added a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Perfect! You cannot tell this is a reduced fat dressing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2008
Good and tangy taste but very thin. I thought there was too much buttermilk in this recipe and the buttermilk taste overpowered this dressing. I had to add 1/2 teaspoon of white sugar. This dressing would do nicely on a salad but would not use it to dip veggies in. I let this sit in fridge overnight before using to enhance flavors. Next time I will use less buttermilk. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
09/15/2008
This is a great base for all kinds of dressings you can change it by adding blue cheese parm cheese horse radish dill pickle cubes the list is endless. Thanks for a great base dressing! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2008
Excellent recipe! I make it exactly as stated; although I have substituted dried dill and parsley for the fresh and it still tastes great! You will have to reduce the amount of dried herbs though. Even my teenage son loves this dressing and prefers it to the higher fat store bought dressings. For those on weight watchers only 1 point per serving and this tastes SO much better than store bought low fat ranch dressings. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
08/02/2008
Not the best ranch dressing I have made. Just OK. Too thick; I should of thinned it out like some others mentioned. If you are looking for restaurant style ranch this is not it. Read More
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