This homemade buttermilk ranch dressing recipe comes together with simple spices from your pantry. It is fantastic as a clean eating salad dressing or dip for veggies.
This month’s Clean Eating Magazine had a section in it for clean eating salad dressings. My eyes and ears really perked up when I saw this clean eating buttermilk ranch dressing recipe. Of all the things I sorely miss, it’s ranch dressing. I mean, there’s just NOTHING you can’t put it on. I even tried it on vanilla ice cream once, and it wasn’t half bad.
Pathetic, I know.
You get my point.
Please say you do.
Well, anyway…. we’ll just say I did the Snoopy Dance when I saw I could make my own. I don’t know why it never occurred to me to try, but now I have, and oh boy… is it Y.U.M.M.Y.!!! It’s not as thick as regular buttermilk ranch dressing, but the flavor is definitely there.
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe Notes
The one thing about the recipe that I didn’t care for was the use of fresh herbs. Now, before you cross your eyes and say “whatever, Tiffany”, it’s not that I don’t like fresh herbs. Quite the contrary. I love them. I just don’t use them much in the winter months. They are a total summer thing for me. Don’t ask me why. They just are. And I hate buying bundles of herbs at the store. They are super expensive, and I inevitably end up throwing away a huge portion because I only needed them for one single recipe. So I adapted the Clean Eating Magazine recipe to use entirely dried herbs out of my pantry.
I might not pour it over vanilla ice cream ever again (okay, so maybe it wasn’t that great), but you can bet I’ll be pouring it on a lot of other things in the near future.
Other Clean Eating Salad Dressing Recipes:
Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe
- 5 tbsp. buttermilk
- 3 tbsp. plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp. onion powder
- 1/4 tsp. dried dill
- 1/2 tsp. dried parsley
- 1/2 tsp. dried chives
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- ground, black pepper to taste
- Using a whisk, mix all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth and evenly blended.