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Ranch Dressing Recipe

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Chicken nuggets and ranch dressing on plate
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Ranch Dressing Recipe

One of the most popular of the mayonnaise-based salad dressings, Ranch Dressing is easy to make. And as anyone who's ever eaten a chicken wing knows, it makes a great dip, too!

Any of the mayonnaise-based salad dressings can be made with store-bought mayonnaise. But if you really want the full effect, why not try making your own mayonnaise?

Also see: How to Make Buttermilk

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes


  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¾ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 Tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1½ Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp chopped chives
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • ½ chopped scallion
  • 1 tsp mustard


In a glass bowl, combine the mayonnaise and other ingredients. Chill for about 30 minutes before serving.

Makes about 2 cups of ranch dressing.
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 5 out of 5
Wonderful flavor, Member Rider66

I didn't have some of the ingredients, like buttermilk and sour cream. So I played very fast and loose with this recipe. I also didn't want to make a large portion as I didn't have all the ingredients and thought it might not turn out too well. Fortunately I was wrong! I used roughly 1 tsp each of the white wine vinegar, Worcestershire, and lemon juice, 1/2 tsp dry mustard, 1 garlic clove- mashed, about 1/2 of a large spring onion, including the green top (pretended it was chives), and 1/2 tsp dried parsley. Mixed well and added about 3/4 cup mayonnaise or so. I'm not really sure, just kept adding mayo until the taste was just a little strong then I added milk (slowly or it won't mix well and you'll have lumps) until I got the consistency and taste I was after. I also added about 1/4 tsp unrefined sea salt. I left it in the refrigerator for about a half hour. It thickened a bit more during that time. Even with my alterations it tastes much better than 90% of the bottled Ranch I've tasted. I'll definitely use this recipe again, hopefully with the sour cream and buttermilk. Overall this is an excellent recipe in my opinion. Good luck and enjoy!

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