Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buttermilk, herbs, homemade salad dressing, ranch
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 32
Calories: 51 kcal
Author: Paul Kahan - The Publican

Creamy, tangy with a bit of zip, this Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is the real deal.



  • 1 cup mayonnaise (I like Hellman's or Duke's)
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk shaken
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon fish sauce (nam pla)
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh chives chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh tarragon chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh oregano chopped
  • kosher salt to taste
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, buttermilk, garlic powder, onion powder, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, cayenne, Dijon, sugar, fish sauce, lemon zest, lemon juice, parsley, chives, tarragon and oregano.  Whisk together until smooth and creamy.  

  2. Taste for seasonings and add salt and pepper as needed.

  3. Transfer the dressing to a glass container with a lid (I use a canning jar) and refrigerate for several hours so the flavors can marry and the dressing thickens. Serve over salad or with crudite.

  4. Dressing will keep up to one week in the refrigerator.

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Nutrition Facts
Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 51 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 11mg 0%
Vitamin A 0.5%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 0.7%
Iron 0.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.