Peppery Dill Ranch Dressing

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Peppery Dill Ranch Dressing recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

Packed full of crushed pepper and loaded with fresh dill, this dressing is a great addition to our usual dressings and dips for our raw vegetables. Just pourable enough for a salad and also thick enough for a dip, I’ve eaten this dressing on four salads already.

My boys both gave it two thumbs up and asked if they could please have a veggie plate, regardless of the fact it was 9am. I’m planning to make a chopped salad for lunch tomorrow, just so I can use this dressing again!

This is a creamy, tangy ranch dip is a bit more traditional and loaded with as many fresh herbs as I could stir into it.

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Peppery Dill Ranch Dressing

5 from 1 vote


  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup mayonaisse
  • 3.5 ounces or a scant half cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 huge garlic clove minced well
  • 1 slightly heaped tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 scant tablespoon finely chopped fresh Italian leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
  • ¼ - 1/2 teaspoon medium grind cracked black pepper adjust to taste


  • In a small cup, combine the milk and lemon juice and let rest for 5 minutes. In a medium size bowl, combine the sour cream, mayonnaise, garlic, dill and parsley. Add the milk and whisk to combine. Season with salt and pepper and taste. Adjust seasonings as desired.
  • Pour into a jar and refrigerate at least an hour before serving. I recommend making this the day before it is going to be used, to allow the flavors to really incorporate. Enjoy!
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Mary Younkin

Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Chris says

    This would be a major upgrade for any dish using ranch dressing. So much better made fresh plus that red pepper would brighten up other flavors.

  2. Chris says

    10 thumbs up! I made a version of this that so far has rocked as a topping to a spicy jalapeno burger, as a condiment with grilled salmon, and by itself as a dip. Fantastic recipe.

  3. Susan says

    Your Ranch Dressing/Dip sounds wonderful and I plan to try it as soon as I can get to the market and get supplies. Having fresh veggies on the table while cooking a meal is bound to keep hungry mouths busy.5 stars