Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

14 Reviews
From the EatingWell Kitchen

Great for salads and for just plain dipping.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar or white-wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon granulated garlic
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh herbs, such as chives, tarragon, basil or dill


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  1. Whisk buttermilk, mayonnaise, champagne (or white-wine) vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in herbs.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 tablespoon
  • Per serving: 13 calories; 1 g fat(0 g sat); 0 g fiber; 2 g carbohydrates; 0 g protein; 1 mcg folate; 1 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 52 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 3 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 110 mg sodium; 8 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 0
  • Exchanges: Free Food

Reviews 14

July 25, 2019
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By: Chef
Made it in my vitamix. Used chive dill and basil., it s better than store bought for sure!
January 26, 2019
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By: Beth Cullinane
I was craving a creamy dressing. This one fit the bill. I only put in 2 tsp of the dried dill and I think even 1 would have been sufficient. Besides that it was wonderful on my salad. It isn't a thick creamy dressing like a traditional ranch but I would rather use this than store bought. I like to know and be able to pronounce what I'm putting in my body. Thanks EW!! How long does this last in the fridge? It makes quite a bit!
June 16, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
JUST A QUESTION i wonder if anyone has tried adding a thickener to the dressing? Like the thickener added to the liquids of people with swallow problems?
July 08, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
I've read many reviews on this site, and I have one question; why are some of you even using these recipes if you're going to alter them to the point of being completely unhealthy? The recipes are carefully designed to provide nutritional benefits. If you don't like them, go to the Food Network site.
January 17, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Tasty but very runny This was very tasty, but I had to double the mayo and add 3 tbsp sour cream to achieve the consistency I wanted. Pros: Tasty Cons: Too runny
October 14, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Amazing My whole family loved this dressing thank u
June 27, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
I always use low or no fat plain greek yogurt instead of buttermilk or may in dressing, it comes out a little thicker and tastes great.
January 19, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Try using low fat yogurt or sour cream instead of buttermilk. It will thicken it without adding extra calories.
December 04, 2011
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By: EatingWell User
The runniness can be arrested with the addition of talcum powder. If runniness persists, simply throw it out and go to the grocer for ready made.
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