Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Classic ranch dressing made with buttermilk, mayo, and fresh chopped herbs. This herby buttermilk ranch dressing is simple to make and perfect on your favorite salad.

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

This past weekend has been relatively busy. Low key, but busy. I think with all the events that I’ve had on my schedule the last two months, it was just nice to have a weekend that didn’t include a lot of plans. Lazy days, delicious food, good reads, and writing blog posts. It’s my kind of weekend. Lol. What did you do this past weekend?

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

There have been a few changes with my work schedule, longer work weeks, which makes working on this blog a little more difficult. So if you’re seeing slower responses, it is because of that. Working an extra day a week, making it a 5-6 days work week is starting to take a toll, especially while trying to keep up with regular blog postings. I’m doing my best to figure out a new normal to balance everything out. That said, there are so many recipes that I’m waiting to share with you. And I hope you’ll like them as much as I do.

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

First up, this herby buttermilk ranch dressing. I know, I know. It’s not very exciting. But, you need a few dressings in your repertoire for those days when you want to elevate your salad. Buttermilk ranch dressing was my first love when it comes to dressing up my salads. It was my go to salad dressing for years before I discovered just exactly how exciting and vibrant salads could be.

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

What I love about salads is that there are so many ways to dress it up. Whether it’s the fresh and bright ingredients that make the salad so visually appealing to the variety of salad dressings that you can use lightly or liberally.

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

When you’re making your own buttermilk ranch dressing, you can change the consistency. If you like your dressing thicker, add more mayo. If you like your dressing thinner, add more buttermilk. Either way you can customize it however you like.

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and mayo until combined.

Chop up your favorite herbs. I like to use dill, parsley, and sometimes basil and mint. Stir the herbs into the ranch dressing until incorporated.

Refrigerate the buttermilk ranch dressing for at least 15-20 minutes to let the dressing thicken.

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing | Cooking with a Wallflower

Serve the herby buttermilk ranch dressing with your favorite salad.

Enjoy!

Herby Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
 
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Classic ranch dressing made with buttermilk, mayo, and fresh chopped herbs. This herby buttermilk ranch dressing is simple to make and perfect on your favorite salad.
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Recipe type: Dips and Sauces
Serves: ¾ cup
Ingredients
  • ½ cup mayo
  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • Other herbs if desired
Directions:
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and mayo until combined.
  2. Chop up your favorite herbs. I like to use dill, parsley, and sometimes basil and mint. Stir the herbs into the ranch dressing until incorporated.
  3. Refrigerate the buttermilk ranch dressing for at least 15-20 minutes to let the dressing thicken.
  4. Serve the herby buttermilk ranch dressing with your favorite salad.

 

 

4 comments

  1. lulu says:

    I am happy to have this recipe as I want to duplicate a salad I recently had and it was dressed with a buttermilk dressing. I think this one would work.

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