Creamy Ranch Dressing

I’m a woman who believes in many things. But one thing I will always stand behind?BOTTLED SALAD DRESSINGS ARE GARBAGE.

That may seem a little aggressive, but I feel very strongly about the topic…

Bottled dressings are bad for a number of reasons. There is nothing fresh inside of that bottle so the taste will never be what it should be. There are a lot of yucky things on that label that you’ve probably never heard of, and definitely should not be putting into your body. And lastly, they are packed with things that cause them to have high levels of sodium, cholesterol, and fat.

Making dressings at home saves you money and is a much healthier option. Not to mention it will taste a million times better than anything that comes out of a bottle. Now, I will admit there are a very select few (less than 4) bottled dressings that are excluded from my hatred and Trader Joe’s Romano Cesar Dressing is one of them, but that’s besides the point here guys!

Weather you make a big batch at the beginning of the week, or quickly assemble something before putting together your salad, take my advice and try making your dressings at home.

Yes I realize the irony here involving me talking about making healthy choices on a blog post about ranch dressing but even homemade ranch is a healthier option than a bottled one! And don’t worry, there are more (healthier) dressing recipes coming your way soon!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Makes: about 1 1/2 cups of dressing


3/4 cup mayonnaise
3/4 cup sour cream
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped chives
1 1/2 tablespoons chopped scallions
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper


Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 10 days.  IMG_0085

One thought on “Creamy Ranch Dressing

  1. Not all ranch is created equal!
    I don’t normally buy sour cream, so here I sub in plain whole milk yogurt (Greek or not). The tangy yogurt is a great substitute for the sour cream, and it’s loaded with more than twice the protein.


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