About this recipe: This ranch dressing is great because it doesn't have all the chemicals and preservatives that many do. You can also use buttermilk in place of the sour cream, if you like.
I have been on a three-year quest to find the perfect ranch dressing recipe, and I finally found it! This is great! I did make modifications to suit our Texas taste buds (ranch dressing is a condiment here!), but this is a wonderful start. My modifications are to 1) Change the mayo/sour cream/buttermilk to 1/2 cup mayo, 1/2 cup sour cream, 1/2 cup buttermilk, 2)Increase the garlic to 1/2 tsp., and 3) Add 1/2 tsp. vegetable oil (for consistency). Thanks Dawnia! - 01 Jan 2006 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
Pretty good. If you want a dip for cut veggies - use the sour cream. If you want a dressing to drizzle over salad - use buttermilk. - 24 Aug 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)
I'm a chef in Southern, CA, and 27 years old...best 'simple' recipe for ranch/house dressing that I've ever made in a pinch. I had suprise guests come over, and my buddy loves my cobb salad. I left my recipes at work, and needed to make a good blue cheese dressing. I looked up this recipe and then added a tsp. of worstechire sauce, and gorgonzola cheese to make the blue cheese dressing and it was great. I saved half of the original ranch dressiing and had it woth some buffalo wings, carrot, and celery the next night, and by then it had developed a fantastic flavor. GREAT RECIPE. Chef Dave - 23 Apr 2007 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)