Ranch Dressing

I hear this is adapted from my favorite Test Kitchen but I haven’t seen the original. This is a great version that is better than anything you can find off the shelf.

Ranch Dressing
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot (or red onion)
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • Pinch of sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Whisk together all ingredients.
  2. Check seasoning and add more sugar, salt or pepper if needed.
  3. Store covered in refrigerator up to 4 days.
Makes approximately 1½ cups.

I used powdered buttermilk as a substitute to fresh buttermilk.

I have heard (still have to try it but didn't want to forget the tip so I am noting it here) of another alternative for buttermilk substitute, combine 1 cup milk with 1 tablespoon lemon juice or white vinegar. Let sit 5 minutes, then use as directed in your recipe.


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