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Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

It is so easy to make your own 100% real-food homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. Creamy, tangy, and packed with vibrant herbs, this Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing will be your new go-to ranch dressing recipe.

homemade ranch dressing in a bowl with carrots and celery

We’re not huge salad eaters (I prefer roasted veggies!), but Troy usually likes to have ranch dressing on hand for various occasions, and now Bennett is kind of obsessed with it too.

For many people, ranch dressing is their go-to dip for veggies, salad, fries, onion rings, and even pizza. With all the ranch dressing that gets consumed in many homes, it is time people realized how absolutely easy it is to make your own.

What Goes Into Ranch Dressing?

If you have ever looked at the ingredients list on a bottle of store-bought buttermilk ranch dressing, you might think ranch is meant to be full of chemicals and things that are impossible to pronounce. Oh, my friends, that is so not true. Homemade ranch is full of real food ingredients like vibrant herbs, and tastes of fresh garlic and sunshine.

Seattle sunshine at least. What does sunshine taste like where you live? Is it a regional flavor? You know what, nevermind.

This Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing is packed full of:

  • Greek yogurt (obvs)
  • Buttermilk (yep. It says so above . Just look ^)
  • Bright and flavorful green herbs – parsley, chives, dill, tarragon
  • Garlic. Alllllll the garlic.
  • Onion powder, celery seed, salt, and pepper round it out into a flavor powerhouse

What’s missing? Mayo. No thank you!

How to Make Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing – Step by Step

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. ingredients in a bowl for homemade ranch dressing
  2. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate for at least two hours to let the flavors meld. homemade ranch dressing in a bowl with a whisk

Recipes Notes:

  • The recipe calls for dried herbs, but feel free to use fresh if you’d like. Make sure to double the measurements if using fresh, because dried herbs have a more concentrated flavor.
  • You can use garlic powder but I highly recommend using fresh minced garlic to really take this ranch to the next level.
  • Feel 100% free to use fresh green (spring) onion instead of dried chives. Both will give you an amazing flavor, so let your spice cabinet and fridge dictate the end product.
  • You need to allow the Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing to sit in the fridge for a good two to three hours to really develop the flavor. You could technically use it right away but it will only demonstrate its full potential if given time to rest. <—can you tell I used to work in corporate recruiting?
  • If you don’t have buttermilk at home, no worries boss! Add 1/2 tsp of plain ol’ white vinegar to 1/4 cup of milk, stir, and allow it to “sour” on the counter for 10 minutes. Boom—>buttermilk.
  • Mix up a double or triple batch of all the dried ingredients and store in an air-tight container for even easier homemade ranch next time!
  • As written, the recipe makes a thicker ranch “dip”. Increase the buttermilk to 1/3 cup for a thinner, pourable ranch dressing.

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Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

It is so easy to make your own 100% real-food homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. Creamy, tangy, and packed with vibrant herbs, this Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing will be your new go-to ranch dressing recipe.

Course: Condiments
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 14 kcal
Author: Sarah
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt plain
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp dried chives or 1 green onion finely diced
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder or 1 clove of garlic finely minced
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1/2 tsp dried tarragon
Instructions
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together to combine. Place in the fridge for at least two hours to allow the flavors to fully develop.

  2. Store in a lidded container in the fridge until the expiration date that was posted on the yogurt and buttermilk container. Typically, buttermilk will have a shorter shelf-life than yogurt.

Recipe Notes

The recipe calls for dried herbs, but feel free to use fresh if you'd like. But make sure to double the measurements if using fresh.

 

You can use garlic powder but I highly recommend using fresh minced garlic to really take this ranch to the next level.

 

Feel 100% free to use fresh green (spring) onion instead of dried chives. Both will give you an amazing flavor, so let your spice cabinet and fridge decide the end product.

 

You need to allow the Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing to sit in the fridge for a good three hours to really develop the flavor. You could technically use it right away but it will only demonstrate its full potential if given time to rest. 

 

If you don't have buttermilk at home, no worries boss! Add 1/2 tsp of plain ol' white vinegar to 1/4 cup of milk, stir, and allow it to "sour" on the counter for 10 minutes. Boom--->buttermilk.

 

As written, the recipe makes a thicker ranch "dip". Increase the buttermilk to 1/3 cup for a thinner, pourable ranch dressing.

 

Store in a lidded container in the fridge until the expiration date that was posted on the yogurt and buttermilk container. Typically, buttermilk will have a shorter shelf-life than yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 14
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

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This post was originally published in December 2010. It has been updated with reader feedback, the recipe was made printable and new photos were included.

It is so easy to make your own 100% real-food homemade buttermilk ranch dressing. Creamy, tangy, and packed with vibrant herbs, this Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing will be your new go-to ranch dressing recipe.

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7 comments on “Greek Yogurt Buttermilk Ranch Dressing”

  1. Thanks for the recipe. Ranch is my favorite dressing ;), but I won’t buy store-bought dressings, because … well, they’re icky. Disodium … what?

  2. Thanks for the recipe, it looks delicious, how long do you think it would stay good for?

  3. Hi Tammy Jo! I’m guessing a few weeks in the fridge. Buttermilk has a semi-long fridge shelf life (2-3 weeks), and mayo is good for a long time.

  4. Gonna try this!! My husband is a ranch junkie and every time he picks up the bottle to use it I cringe. Anything that clings that much to the side of a bottle when you are trying to rinse it out is just gross and no good. It’s like glue. I get an arm work out every time I try to rinse those suckers out before putting them in the recycling. Gross.

  5. You’ve got to try this ranch dressing recipe too….my fave!

  6. Going to try this. I used to love ranch dressing but hormonal changes has caused some really weird allergy triggers for me. I used to be able to eat some things, but now it causes physical pain if I eat them. Ranch dressing is one of them. No clue what it is – I assume it’s one of the “spices” they lump together under that term. All I know Newman’s Own buttermilk ranch is the only one that doesn’t leave me trying to scratch my nose off for an hour after eating it. (Like cilantro causes me to be doubled over for the rest of the night as it tears up my insides. Strange. Allergies.)

    Definitely want to try this. Thank you.