Rockin’ Ranch Dip & Dressing

Summer is the perfect time to get more veggies into your diet. Most everything is in season, and they are at their peak of freshness.

If you’re going on a picnic, taking a trip into the city, or just relaxing around the house, have some washed and cut veggies ready to go along with a tasty homemade dip.

Hidden Valley Ranch (yes, it’s actually a real working ranch), made famous ‘Ranch’ dip and dressing with their original buttermilk secret recipe over 50 years ago. I may not have duplicated it exactly, but its still pretty darn good!



Rockin' Ranch Dip & Dressing

Marla Hingley
Not just for salad or veggies, try as a dip with potatoes wedges.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8


  • 3/4 cup GF sour cream or buttermilk/alternative for dressing
  • 3/4 cup GF mayonnaise or Vegan Mayonnaise
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • Pepper to taste


  • In a bowl, whisk the mayo and the buttermilk together until smooth.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix well. Season with pepper and additional salt to taste.
  • Refrigerate for a couple of hours to let the flavors blend.
  • *For salad dressing, replace sour cream with buttermilk (or milk alternative)


-To use fresh herbs instead, mince the herbs finely, and use 3 times as much (e.g. 3 tablespoons fresh parsley, 1 ½ teaspoons fresh marjoram and thyme).
-To Make Buttermilk: put 3/4 Tbsp vinegar into measuring cup and add whole milk (or milk alternative) to bring to 3/4 cup - let stand 5 minutes.
-For dairy-free version, replace sour cream with silken tofu (blended until smooth in a blender)
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See also
Cranberry & Orange Relish



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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you for this dressing idea. I am looking for a tasty Italian dressing for my family…they really like Italian dressing and store bought has off limit ingredients! Hope you can help!

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