Making your own dressings and spice blends are not only budget friendly, but perfect if you like to adjust your favorite flavors. Ranch Dressing, next to ketchup, is the most used condiment in our house. Especially during the Summer months when we eat salad more often.

This easy to make recipe for Homemade Ranch Dressing is lightened up with light sour cream and mayonnaise made with Olive Oil.

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Light & Creamy Homemade Ranch Dressing :: Recipe on

Like I mentioned earlier, the nice thing about making your own dressing is that you can add or subtract flavors that you like. This recipe has dried chives, dried parsley, dried dill weed, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. And the sour cream gives it a little tangy flavor as well.

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Light and Creamy Homemade Ranch Dressing

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  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups 1x


To lighten up this recipe use light sour cream and mayonnaise with Olive Oil. Recipe from


  • 1 cup mayonnaise – we used Hellmann’s Olive Oil
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried chives
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl
  2. Transfer to a glass jar or air tight container
  3. Store in refrigerator


To thin dressing add a few small amount of milk and stir well

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes

Recipe adapted from All Recipes



  1. We go through so much Hidden Valley ranch and it costs a furtune! I’m going to try this on my family and see what they think. Thanks!

    • I couldn’t agree more Melanie, we go through Ranch Dressing here like it’s water. Hope you like the recipe!

  2. I make my own yogurt. Would it work just as well as a replacement for the sour cream?

    • Hi Donna, we have not tried yogurt instead of sour cream, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work though.
      Happy Cooking!

    • Hi Christine, if you keep it sealed tightly, I’d say about 2 wks. Ours as never lasted that long, so I’m sorry I can’t tell you for sure.

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