Dill Ranch Salad Dressing

Anita and I recently spent a few days at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa. We had such a wonderful time there. One of the biggest highlights was the buffet. Normally when you think buffet you think low quality food, mostly pre-made. Oh that’s definitely not the case at the DreamMore. Everything was made from scratch and everything was out-of-this-world delicious.

One of the things I loved the most, interestingly enough, was the house-made dill Ranch salad dressing. It was delicious. I could’ve just drank it out of the bottle. I knew instantly that I had to make some when I got home. Now, this version is mighty good, too, but I’m pretty sure that the DreamMore version used fresh herbs (they had a nice herb garden right outside of the restaurant). Even still, this is delicious and a perfect alternative to ‘normal’ Ranch.
Dill Ranch Salad DressingDo not be tempted to rush the 1 hour rest time that this dill Ranch salad dressing needs. Those dry herbs need time to make the dressing happy. I really love dill so I added a bit more than the recipe calls for.

Also try my herby Ranch dressing.

Dill Ranch Salad Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Mike


  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon plus more as needed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • kosher salt to taste


  • Whisk together all ingredients.
  • Add more milk (a little at a time) if you want the dressing to be thinner. Don't go crazy with it, though.
  • Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before using. Stir again before serving.

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