Creamy Basil Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

  • Author: Our Best Bites


A delicious fresh-basil infused salad dressing with fresh herbs and tangy buttermilk. Great for not only salads, but drizzled on sandwiches and used as a dip! NOTE: This recipe calls for dry parsley, dill and onion. If using fresh, increase amount by 3x. (1 part dry = 3 parts fresh).



  • 1C mayonnaise
  • 2/3 C buttermilk
  • 1/41/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 small clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1 cup loosely packed basil leaves


  1. Place everything except basil in a blender and process until smooth. Add basil and pulse until basil is broken up and dressing is pale green in color. Store in a glass jar or other airtight container in fridge. Can be used immediately, but for best results chill for at least an hour or so before serving.


  • Think beyond the salad! This is great as a salad dressing, but also drizzled over sandwiches and wraps, pizza and flatbreads, and used as a dip.