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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.

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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

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Homemade Ranch Dressing

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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings
This homemade ranch dressing is smooth and creamy and the perfect dressing for a fresh green salad.


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


  • 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
Refrigerate in a jar with a lid for 2-3 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 254 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 720mg31%
Potassium 721mg21%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 9970IU199%
Vitamin C 39mg47%
Calcium 161mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • 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!!

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    • Awwwwww!!!! You are so dang sweet! I hope we see more of each other this next year. xoxo

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  • 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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    • Haha, not sure who Steve Henson is but I’m sure his is great too. I love that everyone has different taste buds and what one’s favorite is may not be another’s. 🙂

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

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    • Oh darnit! It only lasts for a week or two. Better invite some friends over!

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

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    • Lots of fat. Haha, that’s really the main part.

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  • 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!

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    • Amen! I used to have hope but it’s just better homemade.

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  • people love homemade ranch recipes! lol yours looks amazing!

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

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

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

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