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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Yield:   About 1 1/2 cups
Cook Time:   None.
Tips:   To thin, add a little buttermilk. To thicken, add small amounts of equal parts sour cream and mayonnaise.
Suggestion:   Serve as a salad dressing, or a dip for raw vegetables and other foods, such as french fries, Panko Fried Chicken and Olive Cheese Balls), or as a flavor additive for recipes (such as Cheese and Sausage Wonton Flowers).
Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing has a flavor that is enjoyed by all ages, and can be used with a variety of food applications. It is made with buttermilk, sour cream, mayonnaise and a little rice vinegar, along with garlic, fresh parsley and a few other herbs and spices. It's always great with
green salads, but can also be used in potato salads, coleslaw, as dips for fresh vegetables, and in many cases as a flavor additive for a variety of recipes, such as Cheese and Sausage Wonton Flowers appetizers. Buttermilk Ranch Salad dressing is also great with French fries or baked potatoes!

Buttermilk Ranch can be used as a base salad dressing that can be transformed into a variety of other salad dressings simply by adding a few additional ingredients. Chipotle Ranch Salad Dressing, for example, combines the flavors of Ranch Dressing and the zest of salsa and ground chipotle peppers for a very festive dressing, dip or filling ingredient. Prepared or pure horseradish can make Ranch Dressing come to life, giving it a fabulous "kick" that can be used in coleslaw, salads, on baked potatoes and more. Of course, this basic Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing recipe is delicious on its own!



  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar


Whisk together all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Chill and serve as salad dressing, as a dip or as a flavor additive for recipes (see "Suggestion" above).

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