Authentic ranch with fresh herbs

This is a simple guide to creating the delicious standard the way it should taste. You will notice a stark contrast between this fresh, tangy gem and the mushy goop that passes for “ranch” in commercial bottles.

Delicious, fresh ranch

Delicious, fresh ranch


1 Cup low-fat buttermilk, shaken

1/4 Cup low-fat mayonnaise

5 Tbsp non-fat Greek yogurt, plain

4 Tbsp white wine vinegar

2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, finely chopped

3 Tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped

3 Tbsp fresh dill, finely chopped

1 medium garlic close, finely chopped – or – 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

3/4 tsp Kosher salt (or more to taste)

1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper


Combine and mix all ingredients until herbs are evenly distributed. Store and chill for at least one hour, allowing the flavors to set. This delicious dressing stores great in a mason jar, or a squeeze bottle. Try it on the usual suspects of salads and greens, or dress up plain chicken or drab sandwiches with a blast of fresh tang.

Fresh ranch