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Homemade Ranch Dressing

This week I made one of the most popular salad dressings/condiments in the world! Homemade Ranch Dressing is awesome, and it’s great to put on almost anything. I personally love ranch on chicken tenders and fries. It is the bombdotcom. So if ya’ll like ranch, c’mon and get yer fix o’ this homemade goodieness. <— (Now that’s what I call grammar)

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Does that look good or whattt?! I really love the fact that you know everything that goes into this salad dressing because you’re making it yourself. No nasty preservatives and ingredients you couldn’t pronounce in a million years. This way you can stay healthy and live without that yucky stuff.

Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

The recipe comes from Brown Eggs and Jam Jars by Aimee Wimbush-Bourque.  This cookbook is fantastic! The author is a friend of my mom’s. She lives on a “homestead” (as she calls it) in Canada where she grows a lot of her own food. She has a blog called Simple Bites. In the book, Aimee’s recipes utilize fresh ingredients.  Everything looks good.  My Mom made the Slow Cooker Cider Ham (YUM) and the Gingery Pickled Asparagus (not my thing, but she says they are delicious!)

The idea of living on sort of a farm sounds awesome and not awesome at the same time. Growing all of your own food is so cool, but no team sports. I’m not sure I could live without lacrosse!!!

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There might just be a sneak peek for a near-future post in this picture… but you never know. Chicken tenders happen to go extraordinarily well with Ranch Dressing. And not just any ranch, some of the freshest Ranch Dressing you can get!

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe -

My handwriting is pretty messy. Compared to my classmates, I have surprisingly good handwriting though. It’s weird how the world works. But enough philosophy and more of this killer ranch! Ranch Dressing is the best. It goes with fries better than ketchup in my opinion. A ton of people here in Reno actually like ranch dressing on their pizza! That sounds disgusting to me. Maybe with this homemade ranch it would be okay, but with the store-bought crud it would just be fat on top of preservative-filled fat. Whatever you like to have with Ranch Dressing, get it! When you make this ranch you will definitely love it enough to scarf down whatever you’re eating. Say no to store-bought crud that says Ranch Dressing on the label and yes to homemade ranch!

And even a kid can make his own condiment… Like Me!

What do you like to eat with Ranch Dressing?

Click below to watch a short video showing you how to make Ranch Dressing, then scroll to the bottom to print out the complete recipe!

Homemade Ranch Dressing

Homemade Ranch Dressing (reprinted from Brown Eggs and Jam Jars: Family Recipes from the Kitchen of Simple Bites)
SOOOOOO much better than store bought.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 16 servings (2 tablespoons per serving)
Calories 82 kcal


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup yogurt or buttermilk (I used buttermilk)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill (or 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley) I used parsley.
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (or to taste... I used 3/4 teaspoon)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground celery seeds (I used 1/2 teaspoon celery flakes)


  • Whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until lump-free and well combined. Transfer to a jar with a lid and chill for at least 2 hours, ideally overnight, for the flavors to blend.
  • To serve, shake well and toss desired amount with salad.



Serving: 1servingCalories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 33mgFiber: 0.04gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 111IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 0.1mg
Keyword ranch, ranch dressing, salad dressing
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Recipe Rating

Heddy Racinowski

Tuesday 15th of June 2021

How can this be made thicker to use as a dip?


Thursday 17th of June 2021

Maybe? Haven't tried it.

Sonya C.

Sunday 7th of July 2019

Great ranch dressing. I didn't have celery seeds, but did have celery salt. I just doubled the amount and cut back on the salt( I use kosher salt). It came out delish. This is my new go to ranch dressing. I used fresh dill, but will try it with fresh parsley next time.


Tuesday 14th of August 2018

I can't wait to make This! My question is how long will it last in the refrigerator?


Monday 20th of August 2018

I would give it about a week!


Monday 21st of May 2018

How many calories, and fat  does the home made ranch have?


Sunday 3rd of June 2018

I don't know, sorry!


Monday 21st of May 2018

I will be trying your recipe.  I live outside of Reno, on a homestead.  I have a You Tube channel that has a lot of cooking, canning, sourdough bread, and more.  


Sunday 3rd of June 2018

That's cool. I actually live in AZ now!