Herby Ranch Dressing

We’ve been enjoying a week of grilling marinated chicken breasts, sliced thin, served on top of fresh greens with homemade salad dressings, like this herby Ranch dressing. I also mix up the salad toppings to keep things new and exciting. In no time we have a great salad for dinner.

Herby Ranch Dressing

This dressing has the flavors of a traditional Ranch, with an extra herb kick. Fresh herbs make it the best, but you can substitute dried, like I did. Just make sure you crumble the dried herbs first. You don’t want to bite into a big ole chunk of oregano, ya know!

Also try my dill ranch dressing and my amped-up Thai sweet chili dressing.

Herby Ranch Dressing

This dressing has the flavors of a traditional Ranch, with an extra herb kick. Fresh herbs make it the best, but you can substitute dried, like I did. 
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2 cups
Calories 941kcal

Ingredients

If using fresh herbs

  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup Italian flat-leaf parsley chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano chopped

If using dried herbs

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  • Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.
  • Add more buttermilk if the dressing is too thick.

Nutrition

Calories: 941kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 98g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 887mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1611IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 312mg | Iron: 5mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

I could’ve gone the smooth, creamy, mellow Ranch dressing route. But no, I wanted a salad dressing that would sneak up on me and then hit me with a little kick. This jalapeno Ranch dressing has that bit of kick, but also a great pepper flavor. I’m not a big fan of jalapeno-infused flavors where I can’t still taste the fact that the jalapeno is a pepper. This jalapeno Ranch dressing has that and more.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

The dressing thickens a bit as it sits. If it gets too thick for your liking just add a bit more buttermilk, stir, and serve. This dressing is also great as a dip for vegetables or chips. Use less buttermilk to make a thick, spicy dressing for hamburgers, wraps, or sandwiches.

For a little less kick, try my avocado ranch dressing.

Jalapeno Ranch Dressing

This jalapeno Ranch dressing has that bit of kick, but also a great pepper flavor. I’m not a big fan of jalapeno-infused flavors where I can’t still taste the fact that the jalapeno is a pepper. This jalapeno Ranch dressing has that and more.
Course Salad Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 882kcal
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 jalapenos stemmed, seeded, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 green onion chopped
  • 1 lime juiced, approximately 2 tablespoons
  • 1 handful cilantro stems removed
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender and process until smooth.

Nutrition

Calories: 882kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 88g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 846mg | Potassium: 433mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1116IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 203mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

I can’t even begin to say just how much I love this dressing. Great roasted garlic flavor tamed by Dijon and honey. And not overly mustardy, either. That’s a good thing because for me, there is a such thing as too much mustard. The perfect consistency, not too thick that you need to cut it with a knife, and not too runny so that it just rolls right off your salad.

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

This roasted garlic salad dressing would also be outstanding as a poultry marinade, specially for chicken destined for the grill. It is packed with flavor.

You can make roasted garlic in the oven, or even in your slow cooker!

Roasted Garlic Salad Dressing

I can’t even begin to say just how much I love this dressing. Great roasted garlic flavor tamed by Dijon and honey. And not overly mustardy, either. 
Course Dressing
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 220kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients except for the olive oil into a blender and process until smooth.
  • Keep the blender running while slowly adding the oil. Process until smooth and incorporated.

Nutrition

Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1229mg | Potassium: 191mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 286IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional values are approximate.