Homemade Ranch Dressing with a Twist

Andy Anderson !


I love dressings, but the stuff that comes in the bottles is just chock full of ingredients with names that I can't even pronounce. Anyway, this recipe is free of all those nasty preservatives, and taste good to boot.

Plus, when you make your own dressings, you can add all the bits and bobs you want.

At one restaurant I worked at, this was the most requested dressing.

So, you ready, let's make some dressing.


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

24 Hr 5 Min
No-Cook or Other



  • 1/4 tsp
    freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    sea salt, ground
  • 2 tsp
    fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried minced onions

  • 1 c
  • 1 c
  • 1/2 medium
    ripe avocado
  • 2 Tbsp
    peeled cucumber, seedless variety
  • 1 clove
    garlic, minced

How to Make Homemade Ranch Dressing with a Twist


  1. Combine all the spice ingredients into the bowl of a food-processor, fitted with an S-blade.
  2. Give it a few one-second pulses to mix the ingredients.
  3. Add the "Additional Ingredients" to the bowl, and mix until throughly blended, and creamy.
  4. Cover and allow to rest in the refrigerator for 24 hours before using.
  5. Chef's Tip: The resting period gives the dry and wet ingredients a chance to get to know each other.
  6. Chef's Note: If you want to make a good ranch dip, then replace the buttermilk and mayo with 2 cups of sour cream and allow to rest in the fridge for 24 hours before use.
  7. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

Printable Recipe Card

About Homemade Ranch Dressing with a Twist

Course/Dish: Other Salads
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Wheat Free Soy Free

Show 25 Comments & Reviews

Prepare A Great Meal For Dad This Father's Day

Prepare a Great Meal for Dad This Father's Day

Kitchen Crew

Kick dad off the grill this Father's Day. Take over the tongs and prepare a great meal to show how much you care. While preparing the main dish, let dad...

How To Make The Perfect Hard-boiled Egg

How to Make the Perfect Hard-Boiled Egg

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

They pack protein into a salad, are a fantastic on-the-go breakfast and a necessity for making deviled eggs. Hard-boiled eggs are fantastic but are a bit intimidating to cooks. Overcook...

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

9 Seriously Good Macaroni Salad Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Is it even summer without the proper summer salad side dishes? Seriously, just try for a minute to imagine a summer party without Aunt Nancy’s potato salad, your dad’s famous...