Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Going to the local grocery store to pick up a bottle of salad dressing can be an overwhelming experience. There are so many choices! Ranch, caesar, italian, poppyseed, french, greek and more. The aisle at the grocery store for salad dressings is almost as large and dizzying as the cereal aisle. The crazy thing about salad dressing is that it is so simple to make at home. Whether it is a vinaigrette or a creamy dressing, they are often items you have in your kitchen and it takes no time at all to quickly whip up it up yourself.

This recipe is for a buttermilk ranch dressing. It is so simple that you can make it in less than 5 minutes, and there is a good chance you already have every ingredient. Not only is it easy, but it is delicious too. Homemade salad dressing is way better than store bought. Once made, it will stay good for at least a few days in the fridge. Just keep it in a sealed container.

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While this buttermilk ranch dressing is great on salad, it is also excellent as a dip. I made it to go with Doritos Crusted Chicken Fingers. Everyone loved to dip these crunchy chicken strips in the creamy dip. They went perfectly together. This dressing is also great with chicken wings, as a dip for fresh cut veggies, and more.

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Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Steve Cylka


  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup Miracle Whip
  • 1 garlic clove , minced
  • 1 tsp hot sauce
  • 1 tbsp parsley
  • 1 tbsp chives
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Whisk all the ingredients together until smooth, either by hand or using a food processor or blender.
  • Keep in the fridge for a few days in a sealed container.


About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.


  1. Mmmm…I want this with some chicken tenders right now!!

  2. My family loves ranch dressing and this would need to be made in big batches for us. : ) Yum!

  3. This is so good that I could eat it by the spoonful! It’s great with the chicken fingers. Can’t wait to try it on other things too!

  4. Just made this with the chicken fingers! It was delicious! 🙂

  5. Hi, here in Brazil we don’t have Miracle Whip. Can I change it to mayo?

    • Miracle Whip is a little sweeter than mayo so you may want to add a little. Taste it before you add any sugar and see if you think it would taste better with a little mixed in.

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