Homemade Healthy Ranch Dressing

by Lindsey
1 Cups
15 min

Homemade ranch dressing is healthy, creamy, fresh, and herby. Made with clean ingredients including dill, parsley, garlic, yogurt, sour cream, and buttermilk.

This homemade ranch dressing light and refreshing. It will be gone within a week, because let’s face it, who doesn’t put ranch on everything?? If you don’t, it’s because you’ve never had it homemade. None of that processed stuff that sits in your fridge for months at a time. I guarantee you will never want to buy ranch dressing from the store again.

I’ve never really liked store-bought ranch dressing. It tastes like preserved goo and don't even look at the label. You wouldn't believe how bad that stuff is for you. Take a look at this article from Livestrong if you really want to know all the dirty details: Is Ranch Dressing Healthy. I knew there had to be a healthier version. When you compare fresh, homemade ingredients with those in the bottle it's out-of-this-world healthier. You can still use this ranch as a dip, sauce, or dressing on everything and not feel one bit guilty about it. That's pretty awesome!

Homemade Healthy Ranch Dressing
Recipe details
  • 1  Cups
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon dill fresh
  • 1 teaspoon parsley fresh
  • 2 teaspoons chives fresh
  • 1 garlic clove grated or pressed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper finely cracked

Finely dice the dill, parsley, and chives and place them in a bowl.
Whisk together the sour cream, yogurt, buttermilk, and lemon juice.
Combine the diced herbs, garlic powder, salt, and pepper, and stir it all together. Add more salt or pepper to taste.
Pour the dressing into an 12 oz jar, close tightly with the lid, and store in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Change the herbs: Instead of doing the classic herbs, try mint, basil, tarragon, shallots, cilantro, oregano, or jalapeños.
  • Add some sweet or heat: Make it sweet with a small amount of honey or agave. For a kick, add a little Tabasco or Sriracha.
  • Mix up the acid: Buttermilk and lemon juice are the acid in this recipe, but you could use a teaspoon of white distilled vinegar or apple cider vinegar instead.
  • Use different spices: Instead of garlic powder and onion powder, you could use paprika, cayenne for some heat, cumin, celery seed, dried tarragon, dried parsley, or dried oregano.
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