Homemade Ranch Dressing


  • 1 cup good quality mayonnaise
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 clove garlic, grated finely
  • ¼ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 tbsp. finely chopped chives
  • ¼ cup flat-leafed Italian parsley, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ½ tsp. vinegar (white wine or apple cider)
  • ¼ tsp. paprika
  • If desired, a little cayenne and/or hot sauce


  1. Mix or shake ingredients together, or use a few pulses in a food processor. Taste and adjust the seasoning. If dressing is too thick for the purpose, thin it with a little more buttermilk.

Note: A few hours of resting in the fridge make a big difference to the flavour, so taste again before serving, and make the necessary adjustments.