Creamy Garlic Dressing with Cilantro

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Since the days I worked in catering when I mixed up huge vats of ranch dressing, I’ve been making my own at home. A little buttermilk, mayo, and a few herbs and seasonings are all it takes. Recently I was out of parsley, so I experimented and created something new. It was pizza night, after all. And we love ranch dressing with pizza. The kids didn’t balk at the new flavor. In fact, it was widely accepted, thus, making it a new addition to our repertoire.


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Creamy Garlic Dressing with Cilantro
Prep Time
5 mins
Total Time
5 mins
Your favorite Ranch dressing gets a little SW twist in this creamy garlic dressing studded with cilantro and infused with cumin.
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade salad dressing, ranch, ranch dressing, salad dressing
Servings: 8
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Jessica Fisher
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. In a small mixing bowl or jar, combine the mayonnaise and buttermilk. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Adjust the amount of buttermilk until the dressing is the desired consistency.
  3. Stir in the garlic, cilantro, cumin, and pepper.

  4. Refrigerate until ready to use. Serve as a salad dressing or dip for veggies — or pizza.
Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on 2 tablespoons dressing.

The dressing is good, covered and refrigerated, for up to 1 week.

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Garlic Dressing with Cilantro
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 20mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 41IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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  1. Angela says

    How long does this dressing stay good in the fridge?

    • Jessica says

      I would stick to 3 to 4 days.

  2. abigail says

    I thought you can’t use buttermilk or mayonaise on the whole 30 program?

    • The whole 30 is no dairy (buttermilk) and no soy (most commercial mayo). You can make your own mayo, using olive oil, though.

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