Ranch Dressing

Cuisinart original

A classic for a reason, this is a very versatile dressing that can be served over a simple salad, or one more complex like our Chopped Salad on page 40. Leftover dressing can also be spread onto a fried or grilled chicken sandwich.


Yield: about 1²⁄³ cups


1     garlic clove, peeled
6     chives, cut into 1-inch pieces
1     sprig fresh dill, tough stem trimmed
        and cut into 1-inch pieces
1      tablespoon fresh Italian (flat-leaf)
        parsley leaves
½     cup buttermilk
½     cup mayonnaise
½     cup sour cream
1½   teaspoon fresh lemon juice
½     teaspoon onion powder
1      teaspoon kosher salt
½     teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
        pinch of cayenne pepper

Nutritional information

Nutritional information per serving:
Calories 43 (92% from fat) • carb. 1g • pro. 0g • fat 4g • sat. fat 1g • chol. 6mg • sod. 116mg • calc. 10mg • fiber 0g


1. Fit the chopping blade into the work bowl of the food processor. With the unit running on High, drop the garlic through the feed tube. Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the herbs and pulse to finely chop. Add the remaining ingredients and process on High to fully mix.
2. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.