This ranch dressing recipe is the bomb! It’s the first ever homemade salad dressing I tried making and a decade later it’s still a staple in our house. It’s great on salads, and thickens up a bit in the fridge making it perfect for raw veggies, and so much better than the store bought stuff!

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Easy Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

This ranch dressing recipe is super simple, just toss the ingredients together in a jar, shake it up, and you’re good to go. If you don’t have buttermilk, not a  problem, I never have it either. Just mix 1 cup of milk or almond milk with 1 tbsp of vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or lemon juice and let it sit on the counter for 10 minutes, easy peasy!

You can make this homemade salad dressing recipe for your own salad creations, or try it with some of the ones included in 93 Family Friendly Meal Ideas. Even my meat and potatoes loving husband loves this salad! You can also add a little cajun spice or cajun mayo to it for a tasty southwestern feel

The Best Ranch Dressing Recipe

This is the best ranch dressing recipe to use for salads or as a dipping sauce.


  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk see note above for buttermilk alternatives
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tbsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp Parsley
  • 1 tbsp Dill
  • 1 tbsp Onion Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Mix all ingredients together in a jar. Can serve immediately, but thickens with time in the fridge.

I hope you love this ranch dressing recipe as much as we do. If you’re looking for more family food inspiration check out my 93 Family Friendly Meal Ideas free download with meal planning and grocery shopping printables. If you make this salad dressing, I’d love to see it! Please share on social media and make sure to tag @JannineMacKinnon!

xo Jannine