Ranch Dressing

Whisking together your own buttermilk dressing is easy and makes every salad (or any other dippable dish) just that much more delicious and special. You can use homemade mayonnaise or a high-quality prepared variety.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 10 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: about 1 1/3 cups
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2 cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup prepared or homemade mayonnaise

1/4 to 1/3 cup buttermilk

2 tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley leaves

2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

1 scallion, trimmed and thinly sliced

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Freshly ground black pepper


  1. Mash the garlic and salt to a paste with the side of a chef's knife. In a medium bowl, whisk together the garlic, mayonnaise, 1/4 cup buttermilk, parsley, chives, scallion, vinegar and pepper to taste. If the sauce is very thick, thin the dressing with a couple tablespoons more of the buttermilk. Use immediately or store covered, in the refrigerator, for up to 3 days.