If you love dips and sauces, then you will love this Easy Homemade Ranch Dip. Creamy and sporting that classic ranch flavor, it’s a fantastic accompaniment to pizza, veggies, or chicken tenders.
Homemade Ranch Dip is a mainstay at our house. We love this stuff, and it’s so easy to make and so much healthier than the store-bought variety — or even the powdered mix. This ranch dressing is great on salads or for dipping veggies, pizza, or chicken strips.
The most popular dressing in the US, Ranch Dip is here to stay — and definitely one you can learn to make from scratch.
Why Make This
It’s all real food. You can avoid processed, bottled dressings and Hidden Valley Ranch seasoning packets with this Buttermilk Ranch Dip Recipe. It’s delicious and made with all real food ingredients.
It’s easy! With only six ingredients, you can mix up this ranch dip recipe in a flash.
It’s delicious. Homemade ranch dressing tastes so much better than what you buy at the store. It tastes fresh and brings great flavor.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Homemade Ranch Dip:
mayonnaise – I love using mayo for its creaminess and flavor, but you can use sour cream or Greek yogurt if you prefer.
buttermilk – Adding buttermilk adds amazing flavor, a great tang. You can make Remember
parsley – I used dried but you can always use fresh parsley if you have it. You can also add fresh or dried dill.
onion powder and garlic powder – they blend nicely here and don’t overpower the dressing, giving just the right flavor. You can also use a teaspoon of fresh garlic if you prefer.
cayenne pepper (optional) – If you like a little heat then go ahead and sprinkle in a little cayenne pepper.
This homemade ranch dressing recipe couldn’t be easier. All you need to do is whisk all the ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.
You can season this to taste with a pinch of cayenne pepper. And you can serve this immediately or refrigerate the dressing until ready to use.
Ranch dip typically has parsley, garlic, and onion flavoring a creamy dip base, such as mayonnaise, buttermilk, sour cream, and/or yogurt.
I use dried parsley and spices because they’re pantry staples I always have on hand. If you have fresh parsley, garlic, and chopped chives, then use that instead.
I often make a batch of Ranch Dip on pizza night. It’s good for 4 days refrigerated. It mixes up so quickly; it’s a great recipe to have a child prepare.
Ranch Dip is great with these recipes!
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Homemade Buttermilk Ranch Dip
- Combine all ingredients in a small mixing bowl until smooth.
- Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate for several hours to allow flavors to blend.
This post was originally published on July 2, 2008. One of my first ever recipes! It has been updated for content and clarity.