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Dill(icious) Ranch

Vegetarian

This refreshing homemade ranch is easy to prepare and ready in just five minutes. It’s full of fresh herbs including mucho dill. Wonderful for dipping or to dress a salad. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.

Dill ranch in a blue vase with herbs in background on wood surface.

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I’ve totally been on a dill kick lately 🤤 . The craving is real.

Thankfully it’s in season right now.

And guess what?? The other day when I was exploring my new backyard I discovered dill growing amongst the grass. Lots and lots of dill! Soooo exciting!!!!

Dill is part of the Apiaceae celery family. Flavor-wise it has notes of anise and is reminiscent of grass. Yes, grass. Don’t let that scare you! I promise you it’s not a bad thing.

It is ideal to use in dishes like salads (including potato), dips like this lemon dill aioli, and pickles. AND of course, this homemade garlic ranch.

This ranch is super duper simple to prepare. I mean it couldn’t get any easier. Not only that, but it takes no more than five minutes to prepare.

If that sounds good, just wait until you taste it. The use of fresh herbs, in particular the fresh dill, makes this ranch irresistibly refreshing and flavorful. Unlike the garlic ranch, this dill ranch is not spicy at all, but rather cool.

It is, however, just as creamy making it ideal for dipping or for dressing a salad. The freshness of this ranch pairs wonderfully with rich foods like fried chicken or french fries as it provides balance. It also enhances light, fresh ingredients like raw veggies. It’s so versatile. You honestly can’t go wrong with it.

Ranch in blue vase dripping down side with herbs in background.

So what do you need to make this ranch?

  • Buttermilk
  • Mayonnaise: Full fat recommended.
  • Sour cream: Full fat recommended.
  • Fresh dill: You can typically find fresh dill at the grocery store year-round in the refrigerated portion of the produce section.
  • Fresh chives: Look for fresh chives in the same place as fresh dill.
  • Fresh parsley: Parsley can typically be purchased in bunches from the grocery store and can be found in the produce area.
  • Garlic
  • Lemon juice: Fresh or bottled.
  • Black pepper
  • Kosher salt
Ingredients for dill ranch on dark wood surface.

How do you make this dill(icious) ranch?

Whisk together all the ingredients in a jar or bowl. Yep that’s it!!

How to store

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.

Ranch topped with fresh dill in blue vase atop dark wood surface with herbs in background.
Shot of ranch sprinkled with fresh dill shot from above.

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If you make this dill(icious) ranch I’d love your feedback. Please leave a comment and/or a rating below as I greatly value your opinion. Or snap a pic and tag me on Instagram @taoofspiceblog. Love, light and happy cooking ya’ll ♥

Dill ranch in a blue vase with herbs in background on wood surface.

Dill(icious) Ranch

Yield: ~ 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

This refreshing homemade ranch is full of fresh herbs including mucho dill. Wonderful for dipping or to dress a salad. Naturally gluten-free and vegetarian.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh chives
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt 

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl or jar, whisk together all the ingredients.

Storage: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to one week.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 65Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 77mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information provided is computer generated. It is only an estimate and intended for informational purposes only. Nutrition details may vary depending on various factors such as origin, freshness of ingredients, etc

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