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Buttermilk ranch dressing recipe in a bowl.

Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

Teri & Jenny
A quick and simple Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe that tastes way better than the store bought stuff! It comes together in just 10 minutes, can be customized based on your flavor preference and stays fresh for up to 7 days!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course condiment, dressing
Cuisine Amercian
Servings 4
Calories 172 kcal


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup kewpie (or regular mayonnaise)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons thinly sliced chives
  • 2 teaspoons minced dill
  • 2 teaspoons minced parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium bowl combine sour cream, buttermilk and kewpie (or mayonnaise). Whisk together.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk together until dressing is smooth and fully combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste and whisk together once more.
  • Pour homemade ranch dressing into an airtight jar or bottle and refrigerate for up to 7 days.


**Recipe makes about 1 cup**
**Nutritional information is based 1/4 cup**

What is Kewpie? Why Does it Make the Best Homemade Ranch Dressing?

Kewpie is a Japanese style mayonnaise. The main differences between western style mayonnaises and Kewpie is that Kewpie uses egg yolks (not whole eggs), making the mayonnaise richer. It's balanced out with more acid giving it a sweeter and overall more custard-like flavor.
We think using Kewpie for our homemade ranch dressing recipe really takes it over the top. The flavor is creamy and rich, but also bright herbaceous.
Kewpie can me found at most asian markets as well as most regular grocery stores, in the asian food aisle. If you're unable to find Kewpie, western-style mayonnaise will work just fine. Our preference is Best Foods/Hellmans for it's more neutral and smooth flavor.

Variations for Our Homemade Ranch Dressing Recipe

  • Replace the sour cream for Greek yogurt for a slightly healthier version.
  • Adjust the amounts of each herb depending on your flavor preference.
  • If you're unable to find Kewpie we recommend adding a small splash of Worcestershire sauce to the dressing so you still get a slightly umami flavor you would be missing by not using Kewpie.


Calories: 172kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 2gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 144mgPotassium: 95mgFiber: 1gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 295IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 1mg
Keyword buttermilk ranch, homemade dressing
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