Spicy Buttermilk Yogurt Ranch Style Dressing

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Spicy Buttermilk Ranch-Style Dressing

I rarely buy bottled dressings any longer, as I much prefer to make my own healthier versions.  This one is made with buttermilk and Greek yogurt as the base and is modeled on Ranch Dressing. 

Mr. Saucy has a love of creamy dressings for his salads; truth told, I’ve often commented to him after he has poured and poured and poured it on, that perhaps he would like some salad to go along with it. When I’d have store-bought dressings in the house, it would be nothing to see half of a new bottle gone after he made up his plate.

That is just not healthy, but he wasn’t about to change. Given how many times I teased and cajoled him, and downright said how that was not a good thing to do, he’d still glob it on.

So, I decided, as the old saying goes, “If the mountain won’t come to Muhammad then Muhammad must go to the mountain.” Meaning, I needed to bow to the inevitable with Mr. Saucy’s over use of dressing on his salads. I, however, don’t concede easily…and my solution was to make a dressing that, if he globbed it on, it would at least be a healthier version.

This was used to dress a salad of mixed greens, fresh cilantro leaves, corn, diced tomatoes, black beans, lime juice and diced red onion. I fully intended to add some avocado at the last-minute, but forgot. It would add a lot to the salad, so if you make one…do, add some.

I have a multitude of versions of creamy dressings made with this same base…and as salad season heats up with the weather, I’ll publish more of them for you.

Give this one a try…it is delicious.


ps:  I entered this dressing in Summer Salad Sundays.  Please go check out their awesome posts.

Spicy Buttermilk Yogurt Ranch Style Dressing
Modeled on Ranch Dressing, this is made with buttermilk and Greek yogurt as the base and is packed with just enough spices to make it interesting. It's perfect for salads, or on a crudité platter.
Recipe type: Salad Dressing - Dip
  • 2 cups Greek style yogurt
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  1. In a medium-sized bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk until smooth.


Spicy Buttermilk Yogurt Ranch Style Dressing…all whisked up…


Spicy Buttermilk Yogurt Ranch Style Dressing and a salad of mixed greens, fresh cilantro leaves, corn, tomatoes, black beans, red onion and a titch of lime juice…


About P ~ The Saucy Southerner

I started cooking when I was ten years old. For me, the process of cooking, from inception of a dish, to the execution, to the washing of the pots is sheer delight. I am now retired from a business I still own, in partnership with my husband. I used to work six days a week and still cook every night. Now, I'm gardening, still cooking, always having fun and hoping to share my joy with you. Thank you for reading...and commenting! P~
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2 Responses to Spicy Buttermilk Yogurt Ranch Style Dressing

  1. Now this sounds TASTY! I’m so with you on never buying bottled dressings again! So much healthier to make your own, because I like some salad with my dressing too 🙂 Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon!

    • P~ says:

      Mr. Saucy will be so happy to know he’s not alone. 😉

      Thank you for your comment…and homemade is so easy, not to mention chemical free. Thank YOU for hosting Summer Salad Sundays…I was happy to submit and happy to see all the other delicious looking posts. P~

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