Greek yogurt subs in for sour cream and buttermilk in this healthy homemade ranch dressing. There are tons of fresh herbs in there too. You’re going to love this one! Our Salad Dressing series is sponsored by Stonyfield Organic. Mmmm…gotta love all that tasty yogurt!
So it’s true that you can buy some good dressings at the grocery store. But I tell yah, they’re nowhere (nowhere!) near as good as our Homemade Ranch Dressing. Our ranch recipe is packed with bright fresh herbs and once you taste it, you’ll never go back to the bottle.
Instead of the usual sour cream and buttermilk found in ranch dressing, we opted for mayonnaise and Greek yogurt. Why? Greek yogurt is healthier than sour cream and we always have it and mayonnaise in the fridge. None of us ever has buttermilk. Do you?
Ranch dressing is super-easy to make at home. How do you do it? Chop up the herbs and then mix them, some minced garlic and seasonings, up in a bowl. Done. Nothing to it.
Cover and refrigerate it after making it. The herb and garlic flavors will infuse the sauce the longer it sits. We recommend letting it hang out in the fridge for at least two hours and then giving it a stir before serving.
Oh, and hey, this dressing is nice and thick. You could even use it as a ranch dip. If you want it thinner, go ahead and drizzle in some milk or water. Just a little at a time and you’ll be just fine.Print
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1 cup Greek yogurt
- 1 clove garlic, minced*
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh chives
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill
- ¼ cup finely chopped fresh parsley
- 1 Tbsp. white vinegar or lemon juice
- 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. black pepper
- ⅛ tsp. paprika (optional)
- ⅛ tsp. ground mustard (optional)
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
*I quite often like to use 2 cloves of garlic here, but that makes for a very garlicky dressing. I’ve therefore only listed 1 in the ingredient list. You can always start with 1, and then taste the dressing. It’s easy enough to stir in another. Just be aware that if the dressing will be sitting in the fridge for more than a few hours, the garlic flavor might become more intense.