Food Recipes

The BEST Homemade Ranch


The Best Homemade Ranch ~ Ashley's Homemade Adventures

I finally found the one… The absolute BEST homemade ranch recipe! I have tried so many over the years. Some were decent, but just not exactly what I was looking for. I took what I liked from a few different recipes and combined them. This recipe is so good and SO easy (which makes it even better). Everyone loves it and I am always asked for the recipe. It’s also happens to be Keto friendly!

When you make this it will be a little thick, which is perfect as a veggie dip. To use it as salad dressing I usually thin it down more, just add more cream until it’s the consistency you want. You can use buttermilk in place of heavy cream if you’d like, or half of each is good too! I recommend making it at least a few hours ahead of time, overnight is even better.

This makes quite a bit of ranch which is great for a family or if you are making it to bring to a party, but if you are just making it for yourself you will probably want to cut the recipe in half.

Ashley’s Homemade Ranch: 

1 cup (REAL) mayonnaise

1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup dried parsley flakes

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon dried chives

1 teaspoon dried dill

1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Add all ingredients to a large bowl and stir until combined. Chill for at least a few hours.

I hope you and your family will enjoy this as much as we do! If you try it, please come back to let me know what you think in the comments below and share with your friends.

❤ Ashley

The Best Homemade Ranch ~ Ashley’s Homemade Adventures

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Food Recipes

Garlic Cilantro Buttermilk Dressing


Adapted from The Homesick Texan Recipe (Great blog with lots of yummy looking recipes)

We have not bought regular salad dressing in quite a while. Instead I started buying the ridiculously expensive ones in the refrigerated section because they don’t contain MSG or preservatives. I do have to say that the Marketside brand (sold at Walmart) has some great dressings, I love the sesame ginger (which is also great for marinating chicken) and the light buttermilk ranch. The bottle in the picture above is one of their bottles, but with homemade dressing in it. Although they taste great, the price was bothering me since we go through a lot of dressing and I knew I could do better. I make my husband a huge salad to take to work every week for his lunches and we eat salad quite a bit too. We also like to dip baby carrots and celery into ranch dressing. I have found many recipes through Pinterest but this one really interested me. You can leave it really thick and use as a dip for chips or veggies, or make it thinner by adding more buttermilk. The great thing about making your own dressing is you can make it however you want 🙂

  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise (I used the kind made with olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup of sour cream (I used light but greek yogurt or yogurt cheese would probably work very well too)
  • 1/2 cup of buttermilk (I used reduced fat)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (lemon juice is fine too)
  • 1 small clove of garlic, crushed
  • add salt & black pepper to taste

Simply combine all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl and mix together. Store covered in a glass jar in the fridge. You can certainly use it right away, but I think it tastes much better after sitting over night. The flavors really have a chance to meld together and the garlic mellows out quite a bit. The flavor of the cilantro really shines in this, if you do not like cilantro you will not like this dressing. However you can easily replace the cilantro with parsley or dill or both. Personally I love cilantro and how fresh it makes everything taste. The original recipe says it keeps for a week. I have had some of mine sitting for 9 days to test it and it is still fine. Use your own judgement, if it starts to smell funky don’t eat it lol. Just give it a quick shake before using and enjoy!

Nothing compares to fresh dressing you made yourself!

❤ Ashley