Homemade Ranch Dressing


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The other day I posted this photo on instagram (@ohsweetbasil) and said that sometimes we just need a good ol’ house salad with a creamy homemade ranch dressing recipe. Holy guacamole! I don’t know that anything else has ever made you all send so many texts, comments, and emails.


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Don’t worry! I’m finally posting the salad recipe and the homemade ranch dressing recipe. You’re welcome.


homemade ranch dressing and green salad, the recipe you all asked for ohsweetbasil.com


I feel like It’s such a build up when in reality it’s just a really simple, fresh salad and creamy house dressing. Which I guess actually is pretty fantastic because I love classic recipes. It’s why I think our fried chicken rocks, our taco stew is the perfect recipe, pizza sauce is the best you’ll ever make and our banana bread is the absolute best you’ll ever have. There’s just nothing like a classic.


homemade ranch dressing and green salad, the recipe you all asked for ohsweetbasil.com


Speaking of pizza sauce… gosh cheesy pizza would be perfect with this salad. And now I want pizza. End of story.


homemade ranch dressing and green salad, the recipe you all asked for ohsweetbasil.com


How Long Will Homemade Ranch Dressing Keep?

Homemade Ranch dressing, stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator, should keep 1-2 weeks.


How Long Will Romaine Lettuce Keep in the Refrigerator?

Refrigerate lettuce in a loosely closed plastic bag and do not wash the romaine lettuce until ready to eat.

It should keep 7-10 days.


Do Grape Tomatoes Taste Different Than Cherry Tomatoes?

Grape tomatoes aren’t as sweet as cherry tomatoes, and their flesh is meatier and less watery.

Grape tomatoes last longer than cherry tomatoes.


Homemade Ranch Dressing

Yield: 6-8 servings

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing
Prep Time 2 minutes
Total Time 2 minutes


For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4- 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt with Parsley (Lawrys)
  • 1/2 teaspoon chopped, dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley

For the Salad

  • 1 Head of Romaine
  • 1 1/2 cups of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups of grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 2 brussel sprouts, shaved (optional)
  • 1/3 cup mozzarella or monterey jack cheese, shredded


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients, adjusting the herbs and salt as needed per your own tastes.
This is what we prefer.Layer the lettuce and toppings and dress the salad when serving.


Adjust the toppings accordingly

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 288 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 59.1mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 8.9g Fiber: 4.2g Sugar: 3.6g Protein: 5.8g



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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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15 comments on “Homemade Ranch Dressing”

  1. Carrian, I have to tell you… last night we made salads for dinner and my husband requested ranch dressing for his. We were out, and I didn’t want to run to the store, so I did a quick search and came across your recipe here. I made it in just a few minutes, and it was fantastic!! Everyone really enjoyed it, and I loved how easy it was to make. Thanks!!

  2. You really can’t claim this is the best Ranch aka Buttermilk dressing if you’re not going to make it properly, sorry. Steve Henson never used any kind of sour cream or skim milk. It was equal parts mayo and buttermilk along with dried spices. That is still the best Ranch.

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  4. How long does it stay good in the fridge? Unfortunately I’m the only ranch lover at my house.

  5. I’ve always wondered what went into ranch dressing! your photos are beautiful!

  6. There’s nothing better than homemade ranch dressing! I’ve never found a pre-made ranch dressing that tastes as good as one made from scratch. Yum!

  7. people love homemade ranch recipes! lol yours looks amazing!

  8. I love homemade ranch, wish I had this fantastic salad for lunch!

  9. Oh, I’ve been looking for a ranch recipe. You’re awesome! I owe you.

  10. This is SO needed! I always buy ranch because I have zero idea how to make a good one! Pinned