Buttermilk Cucumber Ranch Dressing

Ranch dressing…America’s favorite dressing? It certainly feels like a lot of people are pretty passionate about their ranch dressing. Some restaurants are known for their great homemade ranch dressing, and everyone has their favorite store bought brand. Some like it thick, some like it runny, some like it with pizza, and some literally put it on everything.

This cucumber version is bursting with great fresh herb flavors with a cucumber punch! This dressing is delicious with your favorite veggies, spread on a sandwich, drizzled in a wrap, and even makes a great chip dip! I ended up using up a bunch of opened containers of dairy and herbs I had in the fridge, great way to clean out the fridge!

Buttermilk Cucumber Ranch Dressing

Author Laura Doerr


  • 1/2 cup light mayo
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 2 tbsps fresh dill chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives chopped
  • 1/2 medium fresh cucumber, seeded and grated drained
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/4 tsp seasoned salt
  • fresh black pepper
  • dash sriracha or hot sauce optional


  1. On a cutting board, smash the minced garlic into the kosher salt until a paste forms. Add to a medium bowl. 

  2. In the same medium bowl combine mayo, Greek yogurt, sour cream, fresh herbs, cucumber, Worcestershire, vinegar, paprika, seasoned salt, and black pepper. Stir until well combined. Whisk in the buttermilk. If you like a thinner dressing, add more buttermilk and re-season to taste.  Add a dash of hot sauce if desired.

  3. Serve over salad, as a dip for veggies or chips, or spread on a sandwich or wrap. Store in the fridge for up to a week. 

Recipe Notes

For the cucumber, peel and slice in half length wise. Scoop out the seeds to form a boat. Use a cheese grater to shred the cucumber. Squeeze the liquid out by putting the shredded cucumber in paper towels.

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