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This Buttermilk Ranch & Blue Cheese Dressing is way beyond the pre-made, store-bought-sitting-on-a-shelf kind of ranch. It’s bright It’s creamy. It’s a little bit zingy, and it’s got a fair amount of garlic and onion to really make it shine like a true ranch dressing should.
The hardest part about this dressing, is measuring ingredients and mixing together. In other words, it takes minimal effort to demystify those shelves of ranch bottles at the grocery store.
That said, scroll on to try for yourself and taste exactly what I mean!
In a mixing bowl, stir together herbs and seasonings.
Add remaining ingredients, then stir to combine. Taste test and adjust as needed. Cover, then transfer to the refrigerator.
Chill at least 1 hour before serving (so the flavors have time to marinate together). When ready, stir again before using. Dip into, and enjoy!
Buttermilk Ranch & Blue Cheese Dressing
PREP TIME: 10-15 MIN
INACTIVE TIME: 1 HR+
YIELDS: ~ 3 CUPS
- 3/4 cup Buttermilk
- 1 1/2 cup Mayo
- 16 oz. (about 1 1/2 cups) cup Sour cream
- 5 oz. (about 1 cup) Blue cheese crumbs (optional)
- 3 Tbs Fresh Chives, finely sliced
- 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
- 1/2 tsp Cracked Black Pepper
- 1 tsp Dried Dill
- 2 tsp Dried Parsley
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- 1 tsp Onion powder
Directions for Buttermilk Ranch & Blue Cheese Dressing:
- In a mixing bowl, stir together herbs and seasonings.
- Add remaining ingredients, then stir to combine. Taste test and adjust as needed. Cover, then transfer to the refrigerator.
- Chill at least 1 hour before serving (so the flavors have time to marinate together). When ready, stir again before using. Dip into, and enjoy!
- This recipe goes great with fresh veggies like carrots, celery, and tomatoes. It’s also fantastic with chicken tenders, over a salad, or even, *gasp* pizza!
- Want to try a vegan version? Try swapping the cheese for a vegan alternative (may I suggest VioLife Vegan Feta?), using vegan mayo, vegan sour cream, and loosening the mixture with a plant-based milk alternative. What makes this recipe a “ranch” is the seasonings, and the creaminess factor. So, do what you will with that information haha!
- For delicious recipes to season with, or to pair alongside visit the Kitchen Journal.