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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing Recipe

Staff Writer

Once you try the fresh, clean taste of homemade salad dressings, you’ll never want a store-bought bottle again. The buttermilk, mayonnaise, and sour cream churned with onions, lemon juice, and multiple spices make an exciting dish out of your plain old greens.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • ¼ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons minced yellow onion
  • ½ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh parsley
  • ½ teaspoon finely chopped fresh chives
  • ¼ teaspoon dried dill or ¾ teaspoon chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of cayenne (optional)


In a medium bowl, whisk together all the ingredients. Refrigerate for up to 1 week.

Buttermilk Shopping Tip

Southern food is a mixture of Native American, Creole, and European influences. Staples of this comfort food include corn (in all its forms), honey, chicken, pork, and seafood, all easily found at any neighborhood grocery store.

Buttermilk Cooking Tip

Southern and comfort food is often rich and heavy, be sure to include lots of greens and vegetables with these dishes.